On Monday, October 14th during the Society Presidents’ Recognition and Awards Session held in conjunction with AAO 2019 in San Francisco, American Uveitis Society Executive Committee member Steven Yeh MD was recognized for completing his participation in the Academy’s Leadership Development Program XXI, Class of 2019. Dr Yeh was part of a select group of nineteen participants chosen for the LDP XXI, Class of 2019 from among a large group of physicians who were nominated by state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies. The class also included the first participant from Africa who was nominated by the African Ophthalmology Council.
Steven Yeh MD being recognized by AAO LDP Director Linda Tsai, MD and Senior Secretary for Advocacy Dan Briceland, MD
In January 2019, Dr Yeh took part in a 2 ½ day interactive session in San Francisco covering a wide variety of leadership and association management topics. The meeting also included a visit to AAO headquarters to hear from the 2019 Academy President George Williams, MD, MD, CEO David Parke II, MD and Academy Vice Presidents on key priorities for the Academy.
During the final LDP XXI session in San Francisco, Dr Yeh heard from leadership of the AAO and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology regarding global collaborative efforts and key priority issues for organized ophthalmology and was encouraged to put his leadership skills to good use.