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Voting for 2014 Film Festival People's Choice Award Now Open

For the first time in the 32-year history of the ASCRS Film Festival, the 2014 entries can now be viewed online in advance of the annual ASCRS-ASOA Symposium and Congress. Registered attendees may view and vote on the entries for the 2014 People's Choice Award before the Boston meeting opens. Viewers will need a badge number from the Registration Email Confirmation to gain access to the videos.

ASC/Hospital Outpatient Department Quality Measure 11 (Cataract Outcome – Visual Function Improvement) Delayed Until January 1, 2015

As a result of efforts by ASCRS, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS) and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), Measure ASC-11: Cataracts- Improvement in Patient's Visual Function within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery (NQF #1536) has been delayed until January 1, 2015.

Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, Chosen to Receive Medal, Present Prestigious Binkhorst Lecture

Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD,  will be awarded the Binkhorst Medal and will present the prestigious Binkhorst Lecture during the Opening General Session of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators Annual Symposium and Congress in Boston April 26, 2014.  

Christopher J. Rapuano, MD Named New Cornea Society Incoming President

Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, a nationally and internationally recognized expert in corneal diseases, has been named the new incoming president of the Cornea Society. He begins his two-year term as president on Jan. 1, 2014.

Dr Rapuano, who served as the society’s scientific program chairperson, will replace outgoing president Donald Tan, FRCS, and will be the 20th leader of the society.

BBC Host and Innovative Science Writer to Deliver 2014 Science and Medicine Lecture at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Annual Symposium and Congress

FAIRFAX, VA – November 15, 2013 – A well-known British science writer specializing in the  field of emerging field of evolution, genetics, and synthetic human biology will deliver the important annual Science and Medicine Lecture at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators Annual Symposium and Congress this April 2014 in Boston. Adam Rutherford, PhD, will deliver his lecture on Sunday, April 27, at 10:00 am during the Opening General Session.

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