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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Renaissance Dance!

Beginning in October Casa Italia will be offering Renaissance Dance classes.  
Renaissance Dance!!!
Wednesdays 7:00pm to 9:00pm

(Starting Wednesday, October2, 2013)
Casa Italia Community Center Ball Room
Class Size is limited to 20
Cost is $40 per month
Learn 15th and 16th century Italian dance.
    - All are welcome but those younger than 15 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
 - Dances will require some physical exertion.
- Expect to learn period footwork and embellishments as well as several complete dances.

Friday, September 20, 2013

2013 BMA Medical Book Award First Prize in Health and Social Care


was awarded to

Taub M, Bartuccio M, Maino D. (Eds) Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. New York, NY;2012

This award was given this week by the British Medical Association at a banquet in London and was accepted on behalf of the editors by representatives from Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. This organization recognizes the very best medical books in various categories. 

Drs. Taub, Bartuccio and Maino have collaborated on several projects with Drs. Taub and Maino even being co-founding editors of the journal, Optometry & Visual Performance. Dr. Dominick Maino is also the immediate past editor of Optometry & Vision Development.

About the editors:

Dr. Marc B. Taub is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and the College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD) and is active in the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEP). He is currently Chief of Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Services and an Associate Professor at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He teaches vision therapy and is currently active in clinical research. He is also the supervisor for the Pediatric and Vision Therapy Residency.

Dr. Mary Bartuccio was appointed Assistant Professor at Southern College of Optometry and is currently evaluating and managing patients in the Eye Center in the Pediatric, Teen and Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation clinics.She has participated in clinical research, including the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT). Dr. Bartuccio has chaired numerous committees and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She also serves on the journal review board for the Journal of Optometry and Visual Performance.

Dr. Dominick Maino a professor of Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at the Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute and an AOA spokesperson on 3D Vision Syndrome and has been interviewed by news media extensively on this subject. He has authored some 200 books/chapters/articles, and has given more than 100 lectures worldwide. His latest book is: Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs (Lippincott). He is also the associate, consulting and/or contributing editor/manuscript reviewer for numerous publications. Dr. Maino is an adjunct professor, Centro Boston de Optometria, in Madrid, Spain, and provides eye care for those with intellectual disability and psychiatric illness at Neumann Family Services in Chicago. He’s also an internationally recognized expert on oculo-visual problems of children and adults with disabilities. His research interests include special populations, pediatrics, and binocular vision dysfunction. He is an avid Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn user and blogs excessively! His hobbies include singing in the church choir, blogging and photography. Dr. Maino is also in private practice at Lyons Family Eye Care.