March 25, 2017
Dear KATPO Members and Guests,
Hello! I am so nervous and excited to be your new president of KATPO. As always, the goals of KATPO are to bring you top notch continuing education programs and help you climb the certification ladder. A big thank you to everyone who attended our annual meeting February 24-25 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky. We know that working a Friday afternoon, giving up a precious Saturday and making the trip to Lexington can be tough but we are happy that so many could attend.
As we make our way through 2017 there is a lot going on in the land of KATPO. Our next major order of business is our Summer Session for COA/COT review session to be held at University of Louisville Eye Specialist. I would like to know if there is any interest in a COMT review course. My contact information will be listed at the end of this letter, if you are interested please let me know.
In conversations about our next annual meeting it is my goal to make it a skills oriented meeting. Online credit opportunities make annual meetings like ours less appealing for employers and technicians to pay for. I feel that offering a skill, something that can be taken back to your clinic and applied, we can offer you something that you cannot get from sitting in front of a computer screen. Again, I am asking that you take a little bit of time to think about some skills that you may want to learn. KATPO is here for you, we are working to make sure you are getting the quality education you want!
Please, take the time to think about these items and email me and let me know what you think and your suggestions.
I look forward to serving you this year!
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