|■ The American Optometric Association (AOA) announced its 2012-to-2013 officers: President Ronald L. Hopping, O.D., M.P.D.; President-Elect Mitchell T. Munson. O.D.; Vice President David A. Cockrell, O.D.; and Secretary-Treasurer Steven A. Loomis, O.D. Trustees elected to the AOA Board include Hilary L. Hawthorne, O.D.; Christopher Quinn, O.D. and William T. Reynolds, O.D..|
■ Haag-Streit USA and Reliance Medical Products have named Ernest Cavin, Ph.D. president and CEO of both organizations. Dr. Cavin held positions with Ciena, Ltd. in Zurich, Switzerland; Ascom; Swisscom FixNet; and Lucent Technologies.
■ Topcon recently introduced the CL-300 Computerized Lensmeter, the latest generation of Topcon computerized lensmeters, to the Latin American and U.S. markets.
■ Alcon has acquired Endure Medical Systems, a Cumming, Ga. company that designs, develops and manufactures surgical microscopy products and accessories.
■ www.medicalcodingcareerguide.com offers medical coding information, including history, impact on public health, research, technology, an expansive career guide and a “Further Reading” section.
■ Transitions Optical recently introduced the guidebook, Getting Digital: Social Media and Digital Marketing For Your Practice, to help you better understand the different social networking sites and online digital tools available. You can download the guide from the marketing tools section of Transitions.com/Pro.
■ Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) recently held its fifth annual meeting in Sunriver, Ore. With the theme of “Empowering Your Business.” PECAA will host its first business symposium, Nov. 2 - 4, 2012 in Seattle, Wash. Visit www.PECAA.com.
■ Last month, The Power Practice launched “The Power Hour,” a weekly online radio talk via Skype or phone, that presents a live discussion of practice-building events, political viewpoints and clinical topics. Visit www.powerhour.info.