Yes. It is true. All that 'stuff' you've heard about Canadians is true. They are "nice"! My hosts have been incredible. They go above and beyond.
My friends and colleagues, Drs. Quaid, Bobier, Leat (and about 50 others) have been awesome in making sure I am well treated at all times (of course, it's not just me but all of the other attendees as well).
Yesterday's program included interesting poster presentation and cutting edge papers. I was asked to be a "judge" for the poster session and it is going to be very difficult to pick "the best" since all were outstanding.
|Dr. Maggie Woodhouse|
|Dr. Carol Westall|
|Dr. Bill Bobier|
Dr. Bill Bobier, Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, is a friend I've known since our AOSA (American Optometric Student Association) days together . Way back then the Canadian optometry students would come down to the States after their comprehensive examinations to attend the AOSA annual meeting. Bill, my brother Joseph and I would solve all of optometry's problems during these meetings....well, at least helped to solve them!
There is several College of Optometrists in Vision Development here as well including Dr. Betty Fretz. I've met Betty previously at COVD meetings, but had a chance to get to know her a bit better at this meeting.
|Dr. Sue Cotter|
Well, I'm off for day 2 of the CVRS meeting....will keep you posted! DM