Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training (ACT) is scheduled for Sept. 24-25, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.
The ASCRS Center for Learning continues to expand its features with the addition of sessions from the 2016 Cornea Day and 2016 ASCRS Glaucoma Day, all available to you for free using your member login credentials.
Below is a sampling of sessions that are available.
Each month, ASCRS recognizes an eyeCONNECTIONS Platinum Member for their valuable contributions to the eyeCONNECTIONS forum. This month’s recipient is Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths from Reston, Virginia.
Dr. Griffiths was selected as August’s recipient based on her engagement points and her extensive contributions to the community. She has been an active eyeCONNECTIONS contributor since 2008.
“The answers I get and give through eyeCONNECTIONS are invaluable, and benefit not only me as a physician, but also my patients and colleagues,” said Dr. Griffiths. “The knowledge I have gained from participating in eyeCONNECTIONS is truly remarkable.”
The monthly member spotlight is chosen among the Platinum ribbon achievers in eyeCONNECTIONS. A Platinum ribbon is achieved by reaching over 6,000 engagement points in their eyeCONNECTIONS “lifetime.” In addition to holding a Platinum ribbon status, the recipient is chosen based on their participation to the various discussion boards in a given month.
The eyeCONNECTIONS Monthly Platinum Member Spotlight recipient receives acknowledgement on the homepage of the eyeCONNECTIONS website, an exclusive eyeCONNECTIONS coffee mug, and a certificate and letter of recognition.
Are you active on eyeCONNECTIONS? If you answered “no,” you’re missing out on valuable information on topics such as Cataract/Refractive, Cornea, Retina/Vitreous, and much more. You’re also missing out on the chance to comment on and share ophthalmic information directly with your peers.
Visit eyeCONNECTIONS today and join the conversation
The Combined Ophthalmic Symposium (COS) is being held Aug. 26-28 at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.
If you haven’t registered yet, you can still take advantage of this educational opportunity by registering onsite. Registration at the event is available on Friday, Aug. 26, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 27, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 28, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Learn to understand the fluidics of the machine when using divide and conquer vs. chop in normal and more complicated cases during this free webinar, “Phaco FUN: How Can You Make the Machine Work for You?,” which will take place Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. EDT.
ASCRS/AAO/OOSS/ASORN Joint Task Force Issues Industry Advisory Request Regarding Risk Factor for TASS
Over the past year, ASCRS, AAO, OOSS, and ASORN have been participating in a joint Task Force on ophthalmic instrument cleaning and sterilization (OICS). Recently, we have focused on the problem of the enzymatic detergent being required to clean intraocular ophthalmic instruments and the potential for enzyme residue to cause toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS). In addition to meeting with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), our Task Force has met with both the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the FDA on this issue.
Are you a resident, fellow or surgeon in your first five years of practice? Are you interested in hands-on intensive training specifically designed for young surgeons? If so, YES ACT is right for you.
Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training (ACT)—scheduled for Sept. 24–25 at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver, Colorado—is designed specifically for you.
The American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) is holding an ASOA on Tour Regional Meeting, Sept. 9–10, at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver, Colorado.
ASOA on Tour was developed to provide practice management staff with convenient, alternative opportunities for face-to-face education, while still providing the quality level of programming ASOA is known for.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame. Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to ophthalmology? Nominate them before the Sept. 13 deadline.
Eligible candidates are those with 25 or more years of scholarly achievement and at least one solid, defining contribution to ophthalmology in clinical practice, research, education, invention, or humanitarian work.