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Still on the Fence about Femto?

While relatively new compared to other methods, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) has progressed quite a bit since inception. If you’re thinking about trying femto but want to make a truly informed decision, the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress is the right place to go for answers. On femto alone, we’ve got more than 10 presentations in symposium sessions, 30 papers and posters, 5 instructional courses and 8 skills transfer labs with 4 laser platforms—plus FLACS films.

2016 ASCRS•ASOA Exhibit Hall Preview

The ASCRS•ASOA Exhibit Hall is a perennial favorite of annual meeting attendees. And why wouldn’t it be? More than 320 exhibiting companies will represent the most innovative and dynamic thinking in ophthalmology—and the products and services they showcase are an important part of the overall educational experience of the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, to be held May 6–10 in New Orleans. Exhibit hall hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday–Monday.

Need Information on Managing Challenging Cases? ASCRS Can Help!

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to manage your challenging cases? We’ve got you covered at the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, to be held May 6–10 in New Orleans. Get all the latest information from 19 courses and 6 symposium sessions (37.5 CME hours!) dedicated to the subject, including the Cataract Clinical Committee’s “Complicated and Challenging Cases in Cataract Surgery Video Symposium,” Monday, May 9, at 8 a.m. in Great Hall B&C.

Help Your Practice Management Staff Get “Back to Basics” with New ASOA Webinar Series

In order to make progress, sometimes it’s necessary to get back to the basics. This is the premise behind ASOA’s four-part webinar series designed for both new and experienced ophthalmic practice management staff. Topics covered include human resources, financial benchmarking and reporting, customer service and coding.

Successful YES Advanced Cataract Program Meeting Offers Preview of YES Programming at Annual Meeting in May

The verdict is in. Last weekend’s YES Advanced Cataract Training (ACT) in New York was a huge success. Attendees and an exceptional faculty came together for an intensive weekend training program that included didactic/video case presentations, a hands-on wet lab session and roundtable discussion breakout sessions—all designed for residents, fellows and surgeons in their first five years of practice.

Another Highlight of the ASCRS Annual Meeting: Beautiful New Orleans

New Orleans is unlike any other city in the United States. Its unique fusion of French, Spanish, Creole and Cajun heritage permeates its architecture, music, food and traditions. The rich and varied culture of the Crescent City will serve as the backdrop for the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, and we couldn’t be more excited. The sights, sounds and delectable scents of this vibrant locale will almost certainly work their magic on attendees and their guests.

ASCRS Meeting Spotlight: Cataract Surgery Olympics

Four regional, international teams. Four events, each featuring the presentation of a four-minute video. Can you spot a recurring theme? In honor of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, a fun new symposium on managing complicated cataract cases—the ASCRS Cataract Surgery Olympics—has been added to the educational lineup at this year’s ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, to be held May 6–10 in New Orleans.


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