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ASCRS Film Festival Marks 35th Anniversary with Celebration of Past, Present Winners

The ASCRS Film Festival celebrated its 35th year of showcasing the best scientific films in ophthalmology on Monday, May 8 at the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in Los Angeles, home of the film industry.

Claudio C. Trindade, MD, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil was announced as the Grand Prize winner of the 2017 Film Festival with the video “Tiny Hero Against the Evil Axis.”

Informational Resources at the 2017 Annual Meeting

With the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress right around the corner on May 5-9 in Los Angeles, a host of educational benefits are online to help prepare you for the meeting. One of these, the Online Final Program, is now available, providing information on educational offerings, networking and social events, exhibiting companies and meeting and facility resources. This program serves as the attendees’ guide to making the most of their ASCRS experience.

Introducing a New Benchmarking Tool for Your Ophthalmic Practice

On May 6, at the ASOA Congress in Los Angeles, ASOA will launch ASOAnalytics, a one-of-a kind tool that places real-time practice data and benchmarks in your hands.

ASOAnalytics, exclusive to ASOA members, will enable practice managers to analyze trends, review practice performance compared to industry benchmarks, evaluate efficiencies and more.

Through a series of “bite-sized” surveys, practices will gain insight on:

ASOA EyeTalks Radio Releases a New Episode on MACRA: Understanding MIPS Categories and Your Composite Score

The April episode of EyeTalks Radio, “MACRA: Understanding MIPS Categories and Your Composite Score” is now available and features an interview with ASCRS•ASOA Director of Government Relations Nancey McCann, who walks listeners through the four MIPS categories and a detailed explanation of how to calculate your composite score.

Participants of ASCRS Young Physician Exchange Program Set to Attend the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress

For the third year in a row, ASCRS will be welcoming three physicians who were nominated to participate in the Young Physician Exchange Program and attend the annual ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress.

The Young Physician Exchange Program focuses on fostering relations between the societies, exposing the exchange physicians to clinical practices in other countries, providing exposure to each societies’ meeting culture and promoting each other’s meeting.

The participants for this year are:

ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress Features New Industry Spotlight Theater

For the first time, the annual ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress will be offer a series of product-focused education sessions (non-CME) in the Exhibit Hall. The Industry Spotlight Theater will provide attendees with overviews and comparisons across multiple ophthalmic product categories.

The ASCRS Programming Committee has carefully selected nine topics of interest, which will be discussed in a series of presentations.

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