Program Coordinator: Carole Panton
- Resource Guide for Establishing an Orthoptic Association
- Social Media Reporters
- Terminology / Chair Michèle Marsot (ad hoc)
Priorities and Directions 2013 - 2017:
- Provide a range of promotional materials and strategies (including World Orthoptic Day and use of social media) that will assist orthoptic member associations in increasing the awareness of the profession.
- Encourage the engagement of orthoptists, orthoptic students and others with the IOA by increasing awareness and understanding of the Association.
- Continue to develop members’ interest in the profession and reinforce the importance of being members of a global profession.
- Produce biannual statistical information of relevant information about orthoptists and their practice (employment requirements, definitions of scope of practice, CME/CPD requirements, and educational programs of member countries).
- Support new member organizations by promoting the individuals and their work.
- Develop criteria for IOA non-research related awards/recognition.
- Facilitate capacity development (leadership and personal) by creation of an orthoptic leadership program.