Welcome from the President

March 1, 2018

Welcome KATPO Members and those interested in our organization,

Julia Doering

KATPO is a professional organization for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians. We offer educational programs, certification preparation, and networking opportunities. We encourage you to look around our website to meet the directors and get more information about us.

Each year, we have a new goal and this year we would like to focus on community outreach, to let others know about our profession. There are many individuals that are looking for a career in healthcare. We would like to inform others of the wonderful opportunities that exist in ophthalmology with fulfilling careers. We also want to reach out to practices that may not be aware that continuing education is so close to home and affordable.

Our goals for 2018:

First - Look at our high schools, they hold job/career fairs, and this would be an excellent place to introduce ophthalmology. ATPO inspires others with a program called the "Ambassador Program", reaching out to help build awareness of careers in ophthalmology. We want to build on this idea.

Second - Our own community of fellow professionals - reach out to practices. Our yearly continuing education program is the only one in this region where you can have fun, obtain your continuing education hours, and network. Talk to friends, encourage them to join KATPO!

Third- Encourage and promote certification. I cannot emphasize enough how important this is, not only to you as a professional, but as a member in ophthalmology. I firmly believe becoming certified makes you a better and smarter assistant in ophthalmology. Education is the key to your future, it is higher wages and your certification is your degree! Go for it!

I hope you join our team and enjoy the education and opportunities available! For updates go to our FACEBOOK page and “Like” us, and come back to this webpage.

Julia M. Doering, COA
KATPO President

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