Late yesterday, ASCRS lost Roger Steinert, MD, a longtime friend and leader of our organization. Dr. Steinert was the chair of the department of ophthalmology, Irving H. Leopold professor, University of California, and creator of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. Previously, he was president of the medical staff and director of the corneal service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, MD, has been selected as the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Clinical Committee Chair.
How will new regulatory requirements affect your practice? Where can you find the ophthalmology specific information needed to comply? And how can you influence which laws and regulations come down the pike in the future?
Answering these and other questions are among the responsibilities of the ASOA Government Relations Task Force and the ASCRS Government Relations staff. Finding new ways to engage members on this weighty subject was the challenge issued by ASOA President Bill Koch, COA, COE, CPC, administrative director of Texas Retina Associates.
Attendees of the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in Los Angeles can claim credit and print their credit certificates online through Friday, June 16.
We invite all who attended to take a few moments to provide feedback on the sessions they attended. This insight is a critical component of ASCRS’ planning process for future years, and allows us to continually improve.
Each month, ASCRS recognizes an EyeConnect Platinum Member for his/her valuable contributions to the EyeConnect forum. Shannon Wong, MD, of Austin, TX is the May recipient based on his engagement points and extensive involvement in the EyeConnect community.
It’s important that your colleagues see your work—that’s why we’d like to feature your case studies in the CME 24/7 Case Corner. These engaging case studies will cover a broad range of anterior segment ophthalmology. The ideal patient case will address one or more of the following: unique scenarios, complicated or challenging situations, new techniques, or best practice.
Just as physicians want to know how their outcomes compare with those of their colleagues, financial and business benchmarking is essential for administrators and practice owners.
On May 6, at the ASOA Congress in Los Angeles, the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators launched ASOAnalytics, a one-of-a kind web-based platform that puts real-time ophthalmic practice data and benchmarks in your hands. In just the two weeks over 150 practices have subscribed to this innovative data-collection and reporting service.
The ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress is headed to Washington, D.C. during cherry blossom season in 2018—and housing and registration are now open. Are you planning to attend? If so, you’ll want to book your housing early to secure a room at your preferred hotel, Remember, the lowest room rates are through ASCRS’ official housing provider, onPeak.
Thousands Attended the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress for the Best Anterior Segment Education . . . and Much More
More than 6,000 attendees from around the globe descended on Los Angeles May 5-9 for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. The exhibit hall was incredible, the opportunities for socializing and networking were plentiful and the clinical and practice management education was unmatched.