Beautiful opening to the COVD by Dr. Robin Price, doing an Ode to Stereo Sue with original lyrics patterned after Simon & Garfunkel’s Sounds of Silence.
This was followed by emcee Dr. Gary Etting calling on Jameel Kanji OD, MSc to acknowledge the BSK-COVD Reserch Grant Award. I then had the pleasure of presenting the VDR Journal Article of the Year Award to Naveen Yadav, Ph.D., who accepted on behalf of his colleagues Ken Ciuffreda, OD, PhD, Kevin Willeford, OD, MS, Preethi Thiagarajan, MS, PhD, and Diana Ludlam, BS, COVT. Carol Leser, COVT, was recipient of the COVT of the Year Award, followed by three Making VT Visible Awardees – Changmin Duan, OD, MD, Linda Sanet, COVT (presented by Dr. Daniel Press), and Robin Vreeland (presented by Robert Nurisio, COVT).
We were already emotionally drained after listening to Robert & Robin, but then came the beautiful tributes to Drs. Skeffington & Getman, followed by the Awards to Drs. Tannen (presented by Dr. Gallaway) & Harris (presented by Dr. Bateman). What a wonderful afternoon to help cap a wonderful meeting!