Product: ‘Eye on Diversity’ Webinar Series
Top Line: The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is launching a series of webinars on a host of diversity topics by world-renowned content experts from outside optometry. Called the ASCO Eye on Diversity Speaker Series, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision, this series of six sessions will reveal “unique insights and perspectives on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging issues that face optometry students, residents, faculty, practitioners, and staff members on a daily basis,” ASCO said.
Close Up: The six speakers, presentation topics and dates are: 1. Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time – Wajahat Ali, Go Back to Where You Came From
2. Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time – Patricia Arredondo, Thriving through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: A Continuous Journey
3. Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time – Vincent Pompei, Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT+ Patients and Staff
4. Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time – Cie Armstead, Building an Inclusive Culture: As a Doctor of Optometry, What’s In It For Me?
5. Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time – Wema Hoover, Reframing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; How Difference Can Make A Difference
6. Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time – David Ikard, The Dangers of Whitewashing History
Vital Stats: For more information on each speaker, their presentation as well as the registration link can be found on the ASCO website at: ASCO encourages those unable to attend the live session to still register. They receive a link to the recorded presentation for later viewing.