I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society. It is with great pleasure that I will be serving as your president for the next two years. I am grateful to have a very experienced and knowledgeable board to help guide me in my leadership.

Our society has many new and exciting events in the works. Be on the lookout for more continuing education events and social OD/Student mixers. Visit our calendar section for more information. I’d like to invite each and every one of you to become more involved. Go out and educate our fellow colleagues about the numerous advantages to joining our organization.

We also have a couple of vacant board positions. I encourage anyone that is interested in getting more involved or interested in a position to attend a board meeting and see what we are about! Being a fairly recent graduate, I’d like to continue to build professional relationships as well as friendships with my fellow colleagues. Staying involved is a great way to grow these relationships and remain up to date with the changes to our profession. New legislation, ICD-10 codes, and healthcare reform are a few of the important issues we stay up-to-date on.

There are still many of you whom I haven’t met. I look forward to seeing and meeting all of you at our future events.

Mary Demirjian, O.D.

President, San Fernando Valley Optometric Society