2018 Binocular Vision and Pediatrics Forum

The Binocular Vision and Pediatrics (BVP) Forum is a unique, day-long conference that focuses on binocular vision and pediatrics education for eye care professionals.

The next forum is scheduled for:

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 33, Fry Hall: The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Speaker: Susan Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD
Registration Form: http://go.osu.edu/BVP2018ForumRegistration


Dr. Cotter, a Professor of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B. Ketchum University, is a pediatric optometrist and clinician scientist with primary research interests related to clinical management strategies for strabismus, amblyopia, convergence insufficiency, and childhood refractive error. She is the in-coming co-Chair of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), a NEI-funded clinical research network of pediatric ophthalmologists and optometrists who perform clinical investigations related to pediatric eye disorders. Dr. Cotter has served in leadership positions for other NEI-funded studies, specifically the population-based Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS), the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Refractive Error (CLEERE), and the randomized clinical trials - Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) and the CITT-Attention & Reading Trial (CITT-ART).

At present, Sue serves on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Optometry where she is a Diplomate and past Chair of the Academy’s Binocular Vision, Perception, & Pediatric Optometry Section. She also serves on the National Advisory Committee of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) and the Scientific Bureau for the World Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS).

A graduate of ICO, Dr. Cotter completed a residency in Children’s Vision at SCCO and received a MS in Clinical & Biomedical Investigations from USC’s Keck School of Medicine. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, a former AOF Ezell Fellow, a COVD Skeffington awardee, and recently received the Glenn Fry Medal for Distinguished Achievements in Vision Research from the OSU College of Optometry. She is editor of the textbook Clinical Applications of Prisms and lectures internationally.