How to build a successfulVision Therapy Study Group     Dan L. Fortenbacher, OD., FCOVD           Past President, COVD    ...
This presentation will show you     How to organize an effective VT      Study Group for your State       Easy step by s...
State VT Study Groups
Building Your successful State      Vision Therapy Study Group   Why State VT Study Groups?
The State VT Study Group   Gives you and your VT team camaraderie    time…it’s team building!   Gives you and your VT te...
The State VT Study Group   Expands awareness for VT in the    optometric community   Improves patient access to care by ...
What is the “formula” for a Successful State              VT Study Group?   The VT Study Group is for ODs and their    th...
What is the formula for a Successful State                 VT Study Group?   The meeting is an annual event   The meetin...
What is the formula for a Successful State                 VT Study Group?   The meeting has an agenda established    by ...
What is the formula for a Successful State                 VT Study Group   Presenters are expected to deliver a PowerPoi...
What is the formula for a Successful State                 VT Study Group   Meeting schedule-      Thursday evening 8:00...
What is the formula for a Successful State                 VT Study Group   Important Communication tools-        Create...
Other Details   Room Snacks   Sign-in Sheets       OD, therapist       Email Addresses   Name Badges   Keep Lunch on...
What is the formula for a Successful State                 VT Study Group   Communicate via email per usual   Create you...
Questions   Contact       Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D.,FCOVD       wow@wowvision.net       2908 Division Street, St. Jose...
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How to Create a Successfull State Vision Therapy Study Group

  1. 1. How to build a successfulVision Therapy Study Group Dan L. Fortenbacher, OD., FCOVD Past President, COVD Chairperson, COVD Study Groups
  2. 2. This presentation will show you  How to organize an effective VT Study Group for your State  Easy step by step “formula” model  Why this is good for your practice, good for the profession and COVD!
  3. 3. State VT Study Groups
  4. 4. Building Your successful State Vision Therapy Study Group Why State VT Study Groups?
  5. 5. The State VT Study Group Gives you and your VT team camaraderie time…it’s team building! Gives you and your VT team the opportunity to network within your State…building professional associations! Gives you and your VT team quality VT CE at a fraction of the cost!
  6. 6. The State VT Study Group Expands awareness for VT in the optometric community Improves patient access to care by growing the number of doctors who provide optometric VT care Improves the quality of VT care within your State Grows members in COVD
  7. 7. What is the “formula” for a Successful State VT Study Group? The VT Study Group is for ODs and their therapists Those who attend are expected to contribute to the content of the program Both ODs and therapists present together as a team
  8. 8. What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group? The meeting is an annual event The meeting is 1.5 days (12-14 hours) of VT CE The CE is Clinical topics only…no practice management The meeting offers State approved CE (where applicable)
  9. 9. What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group? The meeting has an agenda established by planning weeks ahead. The meeting is run by three individuals.  The Study Group Chair  The Host  The Meeting Facilitator
  10. 10. What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group Presenters are expected to deliver a PowerPoint presentation usually 60-90 minutes  PPTs are shared via flashdrives or other digital methods Demonstrations are encouraged Offices come to deliver presentations as a team Rule #1…ODs can not send their therapists alone to the Study Group
  11. 11. What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group Meeting schedule-  Thursday evening 8:00pm-? Hospitality suite for social discussion  A wide variety of beverages provided  Some offer games (Euchre, video games etc) Friday -  9:00am-noon presentations  Noon-1:00 lunch delivered to room  1:00-5:00 presentations  7:00- 10:00 Dinner at a nice restaurant  10:00- ? Hospitality Suite Saturday –  9:00-12:00 Visit office of Host for continuation of program or continue with presentation at Hotel conference room  12:00 Leave for home
  12. 12. What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group Important Communication tools-  Create a VT Study Group blog for ongoing communication as before and after your Study group  Check out the Michigan VT Study Group Blog at: http://www.mvtsg.blogspot.com  Start a Sovoto Group for your VT Study Group  See example of Michigan’s VT Study Group  http://www.sovoto.com/group/michigansvisiontherapystudygroup
  13. 13. Other Details Room Snacks Sign-in Sheets  OD, therapist  Email Addresses Name Badges Keep Lunch on Friday Visit an office if available after the Meeting
  14. 14. What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group Communicate via email per usual Create your email distribution list for quick communications to Study Group participants Promote your VT Study Group to your State Association Integrate with the State Association Binocular Vision Committee Note: This does not have to be called a COVD Study Group…we encourage autonomy!
  15. 15. Questions Contact  Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D.,FCOVD  wow@wowvision.net  2908 Division Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085  p:269-983-3309  f: 269-983-0846

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