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2018 CSEPS legislative reception success

Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chet Seward
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The inaugural CSEPS legislative reception was a huge success, continuing a methodical CSEPS strategy to build advocacy strength. Ophthalmologists and legislative leaders came together at the University Club near the state capitol over some fine food and drink to share stories and build relationships. Senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle, including committee chairs and other leaders, got a chance to learn more about life as an ophthalmologist, while many eyeMDs got the inside scoop on what it takes to make public policy. 

Dr. Seibold (l) explains imaging results to Sen. Baumgardner as Sen. Neville (r) waits his turn.

The Optos non-mydriatic fundus camera and the Zeiss optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine were big hits with legislators who lined up to get detailed views and insights into the health of their eyes. Almost every legislator had a story about personal or family experiences with eye surgeries or other care by ophthalmologists that reinforced both the importance of vision and the need for the well-trained, committed eye physicians and surgeons. 

Check out all of the pictures from the event here

CSEPS thanks Sens. Williams, Marble, Garcia, Tate, Baumgartner and Neville, and Reps. Liston, Wilson, Reyher and Willet for attending. Big thanks goes out to all of the practicing ophthalmologists, residents and fellows that made time to participate in this important event. If you couldn't make it this year, then make a commitment now to attend next year's legislative reception. 

From left Drs. Edmiston and Sieck talk with Reps. Reyher and Willet. Dr. Mehner shares a laugh with Reps. Liston and Reyher. Sen. Williams connects with Dr. Johnson.