Academic Leadership Development Program

Debuting in 2020, AUPO's Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) seeks to identify individuals with the interest in and potential for leadership positions in academic ophthalmology. The program provides orientation and skills that assist program participants in succeeding in the academic ophthalmology leadership pathway. Meaningful opportunities to network with current leaders in our field as well as with fellow rising stars selected to participate in this program are provided.

The competitive nomination process opens in the Fall with participants selected by year-end. A two-day interactive in-person session is held during the summer. Following the summer session, programming continues throughout the year with webinars, required readings, and a project. The program concludes with a final session during AUPO's Annual Meeting.

Nominations for the ALDP class starting in 2024 will open in November.

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