Stan Pletcher

Stan Pletcher

Sunday, 13 September 2015 21:33

2015 AAO Prayer Breakfast

Dr. Wendy Hofman, 2015 recipient of the Artemis award will be speaking at our 2015 AAO Prayer Breakfast. She is currently serving since 2008 with her husband and three children in the Bongolo Hospital in East Africa where she is training African ophthalmology residents. Her talk is called "The Least of These".


The event will be Monday, November 16th at the Grand Lux Cafe at the Palazzo Hotel (right within the Venetian complex) and will include a full buffet breakfast at 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM.  Please RSVP as the seating is limited.


RSVP for 2015 AAO Prayer Breakfast - Las Vegas

  1. Grand Lux Cafe - Palazzo Hotel - Monday, November 16th 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

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  14. Please note that we are filled to capacity at this time for the private breakfast room that we have reserved however we would love to offer you breakfast from our society. If there is extra room, we will try to accommodate you. If not, there will be seating just outside of our room to eat. If you wish to still register so that we know that you may be coming this is helpful to us but be aware of this issue.

Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

2014 AAO Prayer Breakfast

Dr. John Cropsey who is currently serving in Burundi, East Africa shared his powerful testimony at the 2014 Prayer Breakfast in Chicago.


The event took place on Monday, October 20th at the Hyatt McCormick Place Hotel at 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM.  Please enjoy the video that was taken of this event and share it with a friend.

Monday, 04 August 2014 01:00

Current Board 2014

The COS has a 12 member board with 4 year terms.

The current board includes the following doctors:



Stan Pletcher


Matt McCauley
Vice President


John Cox


Matt Clary
Housestaff Director


Jonathan Tsai


Jonathan Walgama
Resident member


Jamie Paauw
2014 Meeting Host


Eric Guglielmo
West Coast rep.







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Program Director 
(to be named)

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:49

Annual Meeting Accreditation Statement

accme2This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and the Christian Ophthalmology Society. Georgia Society of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Georgia Society of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Monday, 25 November 2013 00:05

Kansas City 2014

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We are featuring an incredible lineup in Kansas City and you won't want to miss this!   To learn more, go to this link: 

Monday, 05 August 2013 13:16

B Schallenberg

I am so thankful for Christian Ophthalmology Society and having the opportunity to attend the 2013 meeting. The stories and conversations with bold men and women of faith genuinely encouraged my own faith and my walk with God. As my wife and I hope to do Ophthalmology missions after residency, this experience was invaluable. From hearing Dr. David Stevens' life in missions to Dr. Steven Anderson's immersion in a Muslim culture to Dr. Glen Brindley's steadfast dedication to proclaiming the gospel, every part of the meeting was an encouragement. The science, clinical updates, surgical topics, etc were also exceptional. I feel very blessed to have taken part in this fellowship of believers.

I cannot thank all of you enough for providing a way for me to attend the conference. Without your support, I would not have been able to come. I was looking forward to the conference for months. In fact, I worked a night shift and the drove immediately to Houston from San Antonio because I did not want to miss any of it! Your support is definitely appreciated!

Monday, 05 August 2013 13:15

J Walgama

It is always encouraging to be surrounded by Christian ophthalmologists who are honoring the Lord with their careers. The missions day is always a highlight as it inspires young physicians to think beyond the US to serve the poor.

I highly recommend the investment to allow physicians in training to attend the meeting. It is a great ministry and it is likely to keep the conference attendance strong for years to come as grant recipients become society members.

Monday, 05 August 2013 13:15

L Potts

The 2013 COS meeting in Houston was an incredible blessing to my wife and me! We were greatly encouraged in our walk with the Lord, and beneficially challenged to focus our plans for the future on intentional service for the Lord, specifically in the field of ophthalmology. What we learned from this meeting will impact my professional life, as well as our life together as a couple, for the glory of God! We praise the Lord for such a special meeting, and the wonderful mentorship of those who share during the meeting! 

Receiving a grant was a tremendous and unexpected blessing! We could not have attended the meeting without this support, and feel grateful and humbled by such generosity. Our lives were sown into by everyone whose financial contribution made the grant possible. We are excited for the day when we too can take part in blessing the next generation of Christian ophthalmologists and their families, and can bless the Society by continuing the tradition of servant leadership. 
Thank you!!