Message from the NESO President

Dr. Kenneth Webb President, NESO

Fall is here and with it comes change.  Back to school means a change to most of our office schedules.  The change in the weather means fall colors and warmer clothes.  The sounds of fall sports are in the air.  And fall means it’s time for the NESO Annual Meeting!  I look forward to seeing you and your staff in Philadelphia for our joint meeting with our friends from MASO.  A great speaker lineup, a packed exhibit hall and our first ever 3D Digital Showcase awaits! I’ll see you soon!

Prior to the Annual Meeting, the NESO Board of Directors will meet and review NESO’s updated Strategy Map with a comprehensive operational plan to advance NESO’s strategic initiatives.  Inclusion and engagement, innovation in education, component support and leadership development are among the initiatives addressed.  New committees will be formed including an Inclusion and Engagement Committee that will be chaired by Dr. June Harewood.  Please be on the lookout in your in-boxes as NESO needs your help and will be reaching out for your support.  Please consider volunteering as a NESO committee member or as a NESO leader.  You are the future of our specialty and now is a great time to get involved.

We also all continue to deal with the challenges of COVID which appear to have become more manageable, though persistent. The long-term impact on our profession remains to be seen. Please know that the AAO continues to strongly advocate with regulators on solutions that not only ensure the safety of our patients and staff but also make sense for our specialty. I hope you and those close to you have remained well.

My term as President will be ending after the meeting in Philadelphia, and I look forward to working with Lisa Howard and her dedicated team as she takes the helm of our great organization.  It has been an honor to serve as NESO’s President, and I would like to thank everyone on Team NESO for all that you do. Please join us as we continue to work to keep our specialty strong. 


Ken Webb

President, NESO