It has been my pleasure to work with some great fellow candidates over the years and this current group for 2011 is right up there. They have handled their responsibilities with professionalism and single mindedness which has made my job as fellowship chair much easier. Peter Wilcox,Yachin Bao, David Bartels, Wilda Santiago,Moshe Mendelson, Robert Grand and H. Jeff Ward congratulations on your accomplishment! I have learned a lot about you over the last six months which has sometimes dealt with other things then corneal reshaping and it's been my pleasure to be a part of your growth symbolized by the OAA fellowship. Each of you will add amazing energy and leadership to our group, specialty and profession. Perhaps you may even take our new international vision and responsibilities it brings to our corneal reshaping world as we reach out to embrace the planet.
I would also like to thank our dedicated OAA staff of Matt Herzberg and Tania Urbanczyk who made huge contributions to Vision By Design 2011 being our greatest meeting ever! Thanks go out to Caroline Cauchi for all you do for the OAA and our volunteers who gave of their time to either proctor the exam or serve as examiners for case reports. I am looking forward to next year in Phoenix for another great fellowship class.