ATPO Keynote Address

Achieving Goals at Home and Work: A Metaphorical Analysis for AOP
Presented by Kenneth E. Woodworth, Jr., COMT, COE, (F)ATPO, FASOA
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:15 am-10:05 am, Cyril Magnin Ballrooms II & III

Kenneth “Ken” E. Woodworth, Jr., COMT, COE, (F)ATPO, FASOA, will address today’s unique issues facing ophthalmic practices and personnel. He will address processes for setting and achieving goals with his years of experience using interesting stories, metaphors and humor. The session will be flavored with morsels of audience participation.

Ken has been continuously involved in ophthalmology in various capacities since 1971. Ken is a dual-certified ophthalmic medical technologist (COMT) and ophthalmic executive (COE). He has been a member of and chaired the National Board for the Certification of Ophthalmic Executives (NBCOE), and has been an At-Large member on the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Governing Board of Directors. Besides ASOA, Ken is a Fellow Member of ATPO and KATPO. He is the recipient of the IJCAHPO Statesmanship Award, the ASOA Pinnacle Award for volunteerism, ATPO’s Special Presidential Award and President’s Award of Recognition, and he is an Eagle Scout. Ken is also an IJCAHPO, ATPO and KATPO Past President. He has given numerous presentations on clinical optics, administrative ophthalmology and AOP issues, and has authored, co-authored and co-edited publications in those areas.

Ken is retired from a 43-year career in a multi-office and multi-provider private ophthalmology practice based out of Lexington, KY. His last position there, spanning about 20 years, was Chief Operating Officer (COO). Currently, he is the owner and senior consultant for Ophthalmic Consulting Services, where he concentrates his efforts on a variety of practice management issues. In his spare time, he likes to do home repairs and yard work, family-related activities, follow his University of Kentucky Wildcats and play golf.

Join Ken and us to have some fun!