Promotion and Development

Program Coordinator: Carole Panton

Projects: 

  • Resource Guide for Establishing an Orthoptic Association
  • Social Media Reporters

Committees: 

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. 

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