For the first time ever, thousands of students will be meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 21st, 2017 for a huge advocacy event! On the first Wednesday of Optometry’s Meeting 2017, you the students will gather to raise awareness about the importance of advocacy for your profession. Students will have the opportunity to interact with legislators and have an influence on the present and future direction of optometry. The AOA, AOSA and OptometryStudents.com are working to make this a fantastic event for students and successful in pushing the profession forward. Highlights include:
- Rally on the hill to kick off the week an d the largest optometrist selfie
- Meet with legislators and congressional staffers throughout Optometry’s Meeting
- Guest speaker about student loans and eliminating student debt
- Leadership Link – a mentorship program that matches you with an optometrist in your area of interest or practice
- Travel grants
To receive more information as it becomes available, register below!