Young Ophthalmologists Section

YOS is a WAEPS special interest group that meets several times a year for networking and learning in a fun, informal atmosphere. 

The Young Ophthalmologists Section (YOS) welcomes those ophthalmologists in their first 10 years of practice as well as those new to Washington State.  Janet Chieh, MD, chairs the group. 

To get on the email list for YOS, be sure that the YOS option is checked in your WAEPS profile. For questions or to RSVP for any upcoming events, contact Executive Director Debra Alderman in the WAEPS office: debra@wsma.org 


Upcoming Events:

“Advocacy 101:  why it’s important to protect your profession.”
February 8, 2018 at Cuoco in South Lake Union. 
Arrival and networking:  6:30 - 7 p.m.
Dinner and presentation begin at 7 p.m.

Featured presenter will be WAEPS past-president Dr. Rachel Reinhardt  

No charge for WAEPS members. Please RSVP by Friday, 2/1/18 to the WAEPS office:  waeps@waeps.org and make sure to mention any dietary restrictions. 

 


Past Programs:

Investing in Today's Market
with guest presenter: Brian Torgerson, CFP

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Wild Ginger
1401 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

YOS gathered to learn about investment strategies at the October 24, 2017 program at
Wild Ginger featuring certified financial planner Brian Torgerson.


 

Annual YOS Summer Social Event
Thursday, August 31, 2017
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Venue:
The rooftop deck at:
Mezcaleria Oaxaca
422 East Pine (Capitol Hill neighborhood)

 

 


 

YOS afternoon of food, fun and games

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Venue: 
Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square
Come socialize and network with other young ophthalmologists and enjoy delicious tacos and tasty beverages.  No charge for WAEPS members and their guests.  We have a tee-time of 4 p.m. for a round of mini-golf!
 

 


 

YOS Reception Following the 2017 WAEPS Annual Meeting | March 31, 2017, 5:45 to 7 p.m.

Location: Blueacre Seafood (right around the corner from the conference venue)
1700 7th Avenue, (7th Avenue and Olive Way), Seattle
This will be a great opportunity to socialize and network with other young ophthalmologists and enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages.  No charge for WAEPS members. 
Thank you to the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology for support for this event!


November 29, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Wild Ginger
1401 Third Avenue, Seattle
Includes dinner & program
No charge for WAEPS members
Special guest speaker:  Dr. Mike Brush, WAEPS President
Topic: medical missions and volunteering opportunities


YOS Summer Social | August 25, 2016, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This event is a perfect way for young WAEPS members and prospective members to enjoy a beautiful summer evening with appetizers and cocktails provided by WAEPS.
Venue: Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Seattle’s hippest roof-top bar featuring craft cocktails, an outdoor patio, games, and a great view!



Location: Hotel Motif, 5th Floor
1415 5th Ave., Seattle, (Between Pike and Union)
(the hotel has convenient underground parking, accessible from 5th Ave.)

 


 

YOS Reception Following the 2016 WAEPS Annual Meeting | April 1, 2016 

Location: Blueacre Seafood (right around the corner from the conference venue)
1700 7th Avenue, (7th Avenue and Olive Way) Seattle WA, Downtow
This will be a great opportunity to socialize and network with other young ophthalmologists and enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages.  No charge for WAEPS members.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 30, to:  waeps@waeps.org


YOS Winter Event | January 27, 2016 

Location:Chop Shop Neighborhood Cafe and Bar
1424 11th Avenue (11th and East Pike), Seattle WA, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood

YOS January Event

Featured Program:  YO-Wareness, Politics 101 for the Young Ophthalmologist:

State politics determine scope of practice for non-MD/DOs, tax structure and regulatory environment. 
Learn how you can help shape your practice future.

Presenter: Aaron Weingeist, MD, Government Relations Chair, WAEPS
Young ophthalmologists (first ten years in practice) are welcome to attend free of charge. This dinner program is being hosted WAEPS.

Space is limited! Please RSVP by January 20th to the WAEPS office: waeps@waeps.org. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.


 

Financial Planning for Physicians | October 14, 2015 

Location:Wild Ginger1401 Third Ave., Seattle WA

The 101 of what every physician should consider in creating a solid financial future. We will start on the topic of insurance and end with passing on a legacy. 
Presenter: Brian Torgerson, Financial Advisor, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC
Brian is committed to helping his clients plan for their financial security. His mission is to inspire clients to make informed decisions through education, communication, and concierge customer service. Brian is an Investment Advisor Representative with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, one of the largest independently managed broker-dealers in the United States. He holds a triple-combined undergrad from Western Washington University and C.F.P. Registrant with Boston University.

Young ophthalmologists (first ten years in practice) are welcome to attend free of charge. This dinner program is being hosted WAEPS and Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. 


Summer Social | August 6, 2015

This event is a perfect way for young WAEPS members and prospective members to enjoy a beautiful summer evening with appetizers and cocktails provided by WAEPS. 

Venue: Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails

Seattle’s hippest roof-top bar featuring craft cocktails, an outdoor patio, games, and a great view! 
Location: Hotel Motif, 5th Floor, 1415 5th Ave., Seattle  (Between Pike and Union)

Please RSVP by August 5th at 5 pm. To RSVP or for questions, contact WAEPS Executive Director, Debra Alderman: debra@wsma.org; 206-956-3650.


 

YOS & Mentors Reception | March 20, 2015

A reception for WAEPS members in their first 10 years of practice as well as WAEPS mentor physicians will be held after the conclusion of the WAEPS Annual Meeting. This event is co-sponsored by the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology.  Delicious appetizers and beverages will be served.
Location: Blueacre Seafood (south dining room), 1700 7th Ave., Seattle, (corner of 7th and Olive)


 

Enhancing the Patient Experience: Embracing the Process of Effective Scheduling and Patient Flow

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015  

YOS event winter 2014-15

6:30 – 7 p.m.: Socializing with appetizers and beverages, 7-8:30 p.m.: Dinner and program
Venue: AQUA by El Gaucho, 2801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
Speaker: Erik Hough COE, OCS – Senior Eye Care Business Advisor, Allergan Access, Eye Care Business Advisor Group

Wait time is the # 1 complaint of patients in ophthalmology practices across the US.  In this informative program, you’ll learn to identify flow and efficiency “Red Flags” specific to your practice. Develop assessment skills for evaluating:

  • Office layout and capacity
  • Practice comparison to clinical operations benchmarks
  • Tech assessment
  • Time management
  • Patient scheduling

Support for this program is provided by Allergan. There is no charge for WAEPS members to attend this hosted dinner meeting. 


December 1, 2014

Program: Patient Reviews: Good or Bad for Business

Featuring guest speaker Erik Hough, COE, OCS – Senior Eye Care Business Advisor, Allergan Access, Eye Care Business Advisor Group
Location: Cuoco, 301 Terry Ave N. Seattle, WA 98101. 
Support for this program is provided by Allergan.
There is no charge for WAEPS members to attend this hosted dinner meeting. 


 

YOS Summer Social,  August 18, 2014
 

Join your WAEPS friends for happy hour. Cocktails and appetizers on the patio plus bolwing and pool for anyone who would like to play.  
Location:  The Garage, Capitol Hill.  

2014 Summer YOS Event

 


 

June 3, 2014  Program: Manage Your Online Reputation: Critical Strategies in Today’s Marketplace

Featuring guest speaker Erik Hough, COE, OCS – Senior Eye Care Business Advisor, Allergan Access, Eye Care Business Advisor Group
Location: Wild Ginger, 1401 3rd Avenue, Seattle,WA 98101
Support for this program is provided by Allergan.
There is no charge for WAEPS members to attend this hosted dinner meeting. 

March 7, 2014 - Young Ophthalmology and Mentors Reception

Co-sponsored by UW Department of Ophthalmology
Location: Blueacre Seafood


 

February 4, 2014   Program: 10 Components of Effective Leadership

Speaker: Erik Hough, COe, OCS, Senior Eye Care Business Advisor, Allergan Access, Eye Care Business Advisor Group
Location: Ivar's Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA
Support for this program is provided by Allergan.
There is no charge for WAEPS members to attend this hosted dinner meeting. 

 


 

September 5, 2013 - Program: Young Physician Financial Basics

Speaker: Erik Hough, COe, OCS, Senior Eye Care Business Advisor, Allergan Access, Eye Care Business Advisor Group
Location: Wild Ginger, 1401 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Support for this program is provided by Allergan.
There is no charge for WAEPS members to attend this hosted dinner meeting.