July 13, 2018

ARBO Holds Annual Meeting, Elects New Board Members and Officers


July 2018

The Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) met for its 99th annual meeting in Denver, Colorado June 17-19, 2018.  Representatives from 44 regulatory boards attended the meeting, spanning the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Among the highlights of the meeting were such topics as consumer protection, interstate medical licensure compacts, updates on open meeting rules and regulations, FTC perspectives on promoting competition in regulated occupations, and legal updates regarding the regulatory environment.  Dr. Steven Odekirk from Charleston, West Virginia was elected to the ARBO Board of Directors and Dr. Richard Orgain was re-elected for his second term.

The members of the ARBO Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term are: