2019 Spring Scientific Symposium Preliminary Program 

Thursday, May 30
3 - 5 pm: YASOPRS Leadership Development Workshop: Communicating with Confidence & Working with Different Personalities

This communication skills workshop, designed for Young ASOPRS members, will offer practical techniques to successfully communicate with confidence. Learn to identify positive non-verbal and verbal behaviors to optimize a speaker’s influence and hold attention. We will discuss common barriers to communication that may stop you from conveying or receiving the right message. Participants will identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

The workshop will examine effective techniques for solid delivery skills, engaging an audience, presenting with visuals, articulating complex data, and keeping a group on task, time, and topic. The workshop will strengthen your communication competencies using facilitated discussions, coaching, and behavioral modeling of successful presenters.

At the end of the workshop, the participants will have mastered how to communicate with confidence, articulate key points, and think on their feet during a Q&A session.

Learn to adapt your leadership style to different personalities;
Discuss the principle of creating influence;
Build critical communication skills to increase confidence and credibility.
Fine-tune their communication skills by using solid delivery skills;
Practice thinking on their feet and articulating "key messages" succinctly;
Create a conversational approach to the delivery of data;
Work effectively with PowerPoint slides and notes;
Consistently convey strong, compelling take-away messages.
Handle Q&A sessions with confidence and poise.

Space is limited. Workshop is open to Young ASOPRS (in practice 8 years or less) and fellows-in training.

6 - 8 pm: President's Welcome Reception 

Friday, May 31
7:30 am - 12:30 pm: General Session
1 pm: ASOPRS Annual Golf Tournament 
4 - 6 pm: Women in ASOPRS and YASOPRS Reception

Saturday, June 1
7:30 am - Noon: General Session
Noon - 1 pm: ASOPRS Business Meeting 
Afternoon Recreational Activities
6 - 9 pm: ASOPRS Annual Banquet and New Member Inductions

Sunday, June 2 
8 - 11 am: General Session including: 
OMIC Risk Management (OMIC discount offered to participants)


Dr. Renée Ostertag, DPT, MPT, Cert. MDT, M.Physio, CCTP

Dr. Ostertag has had the privilege of speaking to ophthalmologists since 2011 at ASOPRS, AAO, Women in Ophthalmology, and Eye Care for Animals.  She provides ergonomic advice, corrective exercises and strategies to minimize musculoskeletal loading and reduce pain during the inevitable demands of the ophthalmologists’ strenuous day.  Renée loves helping *YOU* do what you do best.

Dr. Ostertag has been a practicing clinician of Physical Therapy for patients with neuromusculoskeletal pain since 2003; her clinical experience includes acute care, sub-acute care, rehab, sports medicine, chronic pain, occupational medicine and Spine Rehab.   

Renée has obtained her Masters Degree and clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2003.  As a student of life-long learning and empowerment through education, she obtained a second Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2008.  In addition, she has a credential in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, a certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.  

Dr. Ostertag started Green Tree Mind, LLC in 2012, sees patients in Denver, Colorado and works virtually with clients around the country.  She teaches classes, workshops and delivers keynotes on Somatic Mindfulness, using the Polyvagal theory to train and calm the nervous system.  In addition, she does consultant teaching for the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program’s Musculoskeletal Course series. 

Marsheila DeVan

Marsheila DeVan has over twenty years of training experience. Her expertise includes work within the university systems as well as the pharmaceutical and medical industries, concentrating on professional speaker development, interpersonal skills improvement, meeting moderation, media training, curriculum development and one-to-one coaching.

She spent seven years following her passion for the developing public/private partnerships between communities and businesses to enhance community empowerment programs. Her outstanding communication skills and ability to work with diverse audiences earned her multiple national awards. 

2018 Spring Scientific Symposium Recap

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