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By W. Barry Lee, MD, GSO President

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2018 GEM Eye Meeting

A Perennially Popular Event


The 2018 GEM Eye Meeting had one of its biggest audiences to date, with approximately 100 physicians and almost 200 ophthalmic technicians in attendance. 

In addition to the educational program, GSO hosted a lunch specifically for our Young Ophthalmologist members (also known as YOs). The YO lunch featured a presentation and discussion on the topic of how to handle difficult patients and tough conversations.









GSO also presented two major annual awards during the meeting:

Baker Hubbard, MD received the 2017 Ophthalmologist of the Year Award, pictured below with GSO President Barry Lee, MD. 

And the first-ever Legislator of the Year Award was presented to State Representative Deborah Silcox, pictured below (center) with Legislative Chairman Sid Moore, MD (left) and President Barry Lee, MD (right).







Another new feature of this year's GEM meeting was an exclusive prize raffle contest for the ophthalmic technicians. Each attendee received one 'free' ticket, and they could purchase additional raffle tickets by making $5 donations to the GSO Foundation. Prizes included a football helmet signed by UGA Coach Kirby Smart, dinner at Davio's Steakhouse, a weekend stay at The Westin Buckhead, and a $100 Amazon Gift Card. The contest was a big hit with the technicians and raised almost $200 for the Foundation at the same time. 






Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 GEM Eye Meeting--and we look forward to seeing you this summer on Sea Island for the 2018 GSO Annual Meeting.

GSO Members at Night for Sight

Dr. Tom Harbin received an award for medical excellence

New Members

to GSO

    Joseph Christenbury, MD   
    Recent Graduate Member
    Stephen McConnell, MD
    Recent Graduate Member
    Byron Cook, III, MD
    General Member
    Jessica Shantha, MD
    Recent Graduate Member
    Clifton Fay, Jr., MD
    Recent Graduate Member
    Praneetha Thulasi, MD
    Recent Graduate Member
    Matthew Hollar, MD
    Recent Graduate Member
    Steven Yeh, MD
    General Member


Barry Lee, MD 
Jeff Payne, MD 
Vice President
Jeremy Jones, MD 
James G. Brooks, Jr., MD 
Immediate Past President
Brian Kim, MD
Councilor to AAO
Anna Kao, MD
Alternate Councilor to AAO
Michael Jacobs, MD

Councilors Class of 2018
G. Baker Hubbard, MD
John Ervin, MD
William Marks, Jr., MD
Randall Ozment, MD
Emory Patterson, MD
Councilors Class of 2019
Amy Estes, MD
Nadeem Fatteh, MD
David Hemmings, MD
Tushar Suthar, MD
Margaret Wong, MD
Councilors Class of 2020
Casey Geringer, MD
Phoebe Lenhart, MD
Mary Lynch, MD
Purnima Patel, MD
Heather Weissman, MD
Legislative Chair
Malcolm S. Moore, Jr., MD

PAC Chair
Jeffrey A. Carlisle, MD

Foundation Chair
David Bogorad, MD

SOS Chair
Michael Jacobs, MD


CME Co-Chairs
Anastasios Costarides, MD
Purnima Patel, MD

Upcoming Events

February 24, 2018
Third Annual Eye Ball 


April 18-19, 2018
GSO Congressional Fly-In


July 13-15, 2018
GSO Annual Meeting
The Cloister, Sea Island



Legislators Not Running for
Re-Election in 2018


Georgia State House

Bruce Broadrick [4]
Geogg Duncan (26)
Stacey Evans (42)
Lynne Riley (50)
Keisha Waites (60)
Stacey Abrams (89)
Brian Strickland (111)
Regina Quick (117)
Chuck Williams (119)
Amy Carter (175)
Paul Battles (15)
Howard Maxwell (17)
Rich Golick (40)
Brad Raffensperger (50)
Wendell Willard (51)
Tom Taylor (79)
Buzz Brockway (102)
David Casas (107)
Job Pezold (133)

Georgia State Senate
Michael Williams (27)
Josh McKoon (29)
David Shafer (48)
Hunter Hill (6)
 Rick Jeffares (17)
 Judson Hill (32)
 Vincent Fort (39)
 Charlie Bethel (54)





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