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Recognized Regional Societies

Recognized Regional Societies

The FSO has created a mechanism to establish formal relationships with other regional ophthalmology societies around the state. The FSO previously worked with the local regional ophthalmology societies to address advocacy-related issues by arranging for FSO representatives to attend regional society meetings to discuss the FSO positions on issues, promote membership in the FSO and solicit PAC contributions. Previously, the FSO bylaws referred to the societies as “recognized regional societies,” but there was nothing that clearly set forth the criteria on how a regional society became ‘recognized’ or what the term meant. In 2014, the members of the FSO Board along with leadership from regional societies around the state formed an ad hoc committee to establish criteria that would allow for formal relationships between the FSO and these organizations to occur.

The approved criteria states that to be approved as a Recognized Regional Society of the FSO the society must be comprised of at least 20% FSO members, hold at least two meetings per year, and agree to allow FSO to attend/present at its meetings. In return for meeting this criteria, the FSO will provide each approved regional society with up to $2,000 per year to fund their meetings, FSO staff support for sending eblasts/ mailings to their members, and a page on the FSO website.

If you would like more information on how your regional society can become recognized, please contact the FSO at 904-998-0819 or via email at fso@mdeye.org.



TBOS

Tampa Bay Ophthalmological Society
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The Tampa Bay Ophthalmological Society is dedicated to providing a forum for ophthalmologists in the community to gather and exchange ideas. For more information on TBOS, please contact the society.

Officers
Haroon Ilyas, MD- President
Evan Dunn, MD- Vice President
Ashley Crane, MD- Treasurer
Frances Acosta, MD-Secretary
 
Upcoming Meetings
 
None scheduled at this time.

Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society
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Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society is a regional society that offers member’s regular society sponsored dinners, an annual spouse dinner, participation in ophthalmology related public relations programs and more. For more information on PBCOS, please contact the society.

Officers
Deval Joshi, MD-President
Helayna Brown, MD-Vice President
Melissa Iglesias, DO-Treasurer


Upcoming Meetings

February 17, 2022
Location TBD    

March 24, 2022
Location TBD    

April 21, 2022
Location TBD     

May 19, 2022
Location TBD



Duval County Society of Ophthalmology

Duval County Society of Ophthalmology is a regional society that offers its members regular society sponsored dinner and more. For more information on DCSO, please contact the society.

Officer
Darby Miller MD, MPH, President

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Cooper's Hawk
Jacksonville, FL

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023 to Saturday, February 18, 2023
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Miami Beach, FL
Thursday, March 2, 2023 to Sunday, March 5, 2023
Marriott Austin Downtown
Austin, TX
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023
Renaissance Downtown
Washington, DC
Sunday, April 23, 2023 to Thursday, April 27, 2023
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
Friday, May 5, 2023 to Monday, May 8, 2023
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
Friday, June 9, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, FL
Thursday, July 27, 2023 to Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Seattle, WA
Friday, July 28, 2023 to Sunday, July 30, 2023
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, FL
Friday, November 3, 2023 to Monday, November 6, 2023
Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA