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December 1979

American Academy of Ophthalmology: The Long-Range Planning Conference

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(12):2307. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020523001

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Another Long-Range Planning Conference for ophthalmology was held June 23, 1979, in Chicago. This conference was the fourth caucus of American ophthalmology again organized and supported by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It was attended by the board of directors of the Academy and by representatives of the main ophthalmologic organizations of the United States.

The morning was occupied by a short review of the present activities and future plans of the Academy. The main topic was the question of recertification. The conference reviewed the report by the Ophthalmology Recertification Committee, which is a joint committee from the academy and the American Board of Ophthalmology. The committee's statement regarding ongoing deliberations appeared recently in the Archives (97:1441-1443, 1979). The conference members then heard Glen R. Leymaster, MD, the executive director of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Numerous questions were asked and many points were discussed. All attendants concerned with

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