Submitted by Prof. Kenneth Koslowe, OD, MS, FCOVD-A
President, COVD Israel

The first annual convention of COVD-Israel was held on December 10th, 2019 in Tel Aviv. While our membership roles now stand at 26, we had close to 90 attendees at the conference. Three lecturers (Dr. Koslowe, Thau and Lederman), all FCOVD certified spoke for 4 hours with a half hour break. There was general agreement as to the success of the evening and we are hopeful for a surge in membership as a result. Notwithstanding the close to two years it took to launch COVD in Israel, the future looks very bright.