The American Academy of Optometry has announced the launch of a new online CE and resource platform, Academy Online. Users can find a collection of session recordings from past annual meetings as well as distance learning credits. This initiative is aimed at assisting optometrists and vision scientists in obtaining new knowledge and staying on top of current trends while earning CE hours outside of the annual meeting. Content can be viewed at any time using any device that connects to the Internet.
Currently uploaded content includes video footage of the 2016 Plenary Session, “Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Practice: Current State of Health Care and Research,” featuring world renowned author and speaker Malcolm Gladwell, and several sessions from Academy 2017 Chicago. Users can also browse posters from the 2016 Scientific Program and interact with the presenters via discussion threads.
Academy members have complimentary access to Academy Online and non-members can access the content for a fee. Tests are also available for purchase online for $25 for select courses, allowing individuals to claim COPE-approved distance learning credits.