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Mark Your Calendars for Advocacy Day at the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting

New for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting is Advocacy Day, being held on Friday, May 5. 

Advocacy Day centers on a series of government relations events aimed at increasing membership engagement in ASCRS’s year-round advocacy efforts.

Special Joint ASCRS•ASOA Government Relations General Session featuring Senator Tom Coburn, MD

ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting Tier One Deadline is Next Week – Plus Be Entered in the VIP Experience Giveaway Drawing

Don’t wait – register now for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, May 5-9 in Los Angeles, CA. Attendees registering for the annual meeting by the Tier One deadline – 5 p.m. EST, Thursday, Feb. 16, will be entered into a drawing for a special V.I.P. Experience. The experience will include:

ASCRS•ASOA Introduce the MACRA Hotline

Have a burning question about MACRA?

ASCRS•ASOA has launched a new MACRA Hotline just for members. Ask a MACRA-related question of government relations staff and receive an answer or call back.

Call (703) 383-5724 and have your member number ready. Our expert staff is ready to help (allow two business days for a response).

For additional MACRA Resources, please visit the ASCRS•ASOA MACRA Center at

ASCRS EyeConnect Goes Mobile

EyeConnect is one of ASCRS’s most popular member benefits. More than 1,400 members actively participate in EyeConnect and belong to one or more discussion groups. The online discussion forum allows you to communicate directly with your peers. In an effort to provide this service to you anytime, anywhere – ASCRS has created EyeConnect 365 – a mobile app where you can interact on the go.

ASOA On Tour – Chicago: Diving into the Details of MACRA, Register Now

During this two-day intensive event, ASCRS Director of Government Relations Nancey McCann will lead a comprehensive program devoted entirely to the Medicare & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) – what it is and what practices need to know and do in 2017. MACRA is the biggest change in Medicare physician payment in over 20 years. ASOA’s Diving into the Details of MACRA will be held Feb. 24-25, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, IL.

2017 Charles D. Kelman, MD Innovator’s Lecture Honors Reay H. Brown, MD

On Monday, May 8, distinguished glaucoma and cataract surgery expert Reay H. Brown, MD, will be honored with the 2017 Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s medal at the ASCRS Innovator’s General Session during the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. As the honoree, Dr. Brown will also deliver the 2017 Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s Lecture titled “Overcoming Resistance: Making Glaucoma a Surgical Disease.”


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