January 2016 Vol. 2

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WOA Board

Dana Day- President
Lynda Jones- President Elect
Brandi Bilyeu- Treasurer
Joe Maycock- Secretary
Scott Neuman-Director
Nate Edwards-Director
Chris Jons-Director
Paul Gustafson- Past President

Happy Birthday!

January Birthdays!
Teresa Back 
Dustin Asay
Jason Whitman
Kirby Treat

WOA Board Meeting & General Membership Meeting

WOA Board Meeting and General Membership Meeting will be held at the upcoming WOA Winter Conference.  Both meetings will be held at the Best Western Ramkota in Casper.

Board Meeting:  Thursday, January 28th.  3:00-5:30pm

General Membership Meeting:  Saturday, January 30th.  8:00-10:00am

Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline February 29, 2016

The CMS Medicare Attestation for 2015 EHR Submission is January 4- February 29, 2016. 

Don't forget to enroll in the AOA More Registry.  This is a free member benefit and takes only a few minutes to enroll.  By signing up for AOA MORE, even if your vendor is not yet integrated, you will satsfy the criteria of “engagement.” That allows you to claim “Specialized Registries” on MU2016.

Upcoming Events

2016 WOA Winter Meeting
01/28/2016- 01/30/2016
The Wyoming Optometric Association would like to invite you to attend the 2016 Winter Conference in Casper. Come learn from experts, attain CE credits, and network with your peers. 

Thursday, January 28- Saturday, Janaury 30, 2016
Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Casper

Agenda Highlights:

Thursday, January 28th- Join us at the Ramkota from 6:30-8:30pm.  We will have light refreshments as you visit with others. (Guests welcome)

Friday, January 29th- Don't miss the Annual WOA Awards Luncheon sponsored by OOGP. (Guests welcome- $15)

Friday, January 29th- You are invited to join us for a Casino Night!  Generously sponsored by Dishler- we will have dinner at the Tate Pumphouse along with casino games for you to try your hand at.  We will be playing with pretend dough and winning fun prizes.  Gaming is optional and there will plenty of food and fun. (Guests welcome-$25)

The Winter Conference will be held at Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Casper, WY.  Discounted rooms are available for $79.99 a night (plus tax).  Please make your own reservations.  You must call the Ramkota to make reservations:  307-266-6000 and mention the Wyoming Optometric Association.  Reservations must be made by January 10, 2016 in order to receive the discounted rate.

The CE this year includes a total of 10 hours and covers practice managment, contact lens courses, and laser gluacoma treatment.  Courses will be provided by Wells Fargo, Dr. Lampa, and Dr. Fromm.


The Para-Optometric's have 10 hours of CPC accredited courses.  Courses include glasses adjustments, cow eyeball dissection, ocular triage, and pre-testing courses.


Eventbrite - WOA 2016 Winter Conference

We look forward to seeing you in Casper soon!

2016 Member Directory

The new printed Member Directory will be available at the Winter Conference.  If you are not attending you will be receiving your copy in the mail in February.  Remember you can go to our website, log in as a member, and access the full directory online.


2016 AOA President's Council

Last week President Elect Lynda Jones and Executive Director Kari Cline attended the AOA President's Council in Albuquerque, NM.  It was two days of informative meetings, great discussion, and mexican food!  Wyoming was on the planning committee this year and Lynda helped the committee plan an excellent meeting!  She also got to be the moderator at one of the breakout sessions.  Well done!

There was also an update presented by Roger Jordan, Chair of the Federal Relations Committee.  Thanks Roger for all the time and work you dedicate to advocating for the profession of optometry on a national level.  You do Wyoming proud!
WOA Newsletter - January 2016 Vol. 2