Sponsored by the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Committee, the new Phaco FUNdamentals is a four-part online CME series created from webinars recorded in 2016. The series follows a surgical resident through a variety of cases focused on basic phaco concepts, including fluidics, phacodynamics, surgical technique, and patient care. The activities in this series will be released monthly through January 2017.
Please join us Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. EST for a free webinar, “Wet AMD Management and Cataract Surgery.”
National Sight Week – sponsored by the ASCRS Foundation – will be held next week, October 24–28. The goal is to schedule and deliver as many charitable cataract surgeries as possible during this one-week time period. Please consider joining the Foundation by becoming a part of the Operation Sight network.
Each month, ASCRS recognizes an EyeConnect Platinum Member for their valuable contributions to the EyeConnect forum. This month’s recipient is Dr. Jason Jones from Sioux City, Iowa.
Dr. Jones was selected as October’s recipient based on his engagement points and his extensive contributions to the community. He has been an active EyeConnect contributor since 2008.
Travel to Los Angeles for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress on May 5-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The annual meeting will provide you with high-quality education directly from the world’s thought leaders in ophthalmology, and L.A.’s vibrant nightlife and neighborhoods offer nonstop fun when your sessions are over.
ASCRS and ASOA will be at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2016 Annual Meeting next week, will you? Stop by our booth (#2945) to meet our staff and to gain lots of valuable information on ASCRS, ASOA and the Cornea Society.
Final MACRA Rule Released by CMS
Following ASCRS Advocacy CMS Provides Flexible Performance Period, Reduces Quality Reporting Threshold to 50%, Reduces Resource Use Category Weight to 0% for First Year, and Eases Requirements for Advancing Care Information
Newly launched to the CME 24/7 portal is, “25 Hallmarks of Practice Excellence: How Does Your Practice Stand Up?” This activity is the first in the ASCRS•ASOA Practice Management for Ophthalmologists series, designed to provide valuable practice management education to ophthalmologists via convenient online CME activities.
The submissions deadline for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress is this Thursday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. ET. The deadline pertains to submissions for courses, posters, papers and film abstracts. Submit your entries today.
Submissions for T&N Tech Talks and Ophthalmic Photographers Society (OPS) photos will be accepted until Jan. 10, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET. The film uploading link opens Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Last weekend’s Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training (ACT) in Denver was a great success. Attendees experienced an intensive weekend training program that included didactic/video case presentations, a hands-on wet lab, and roundtable discussion breakout sessions. The meeting was designed for residents, fellows and surgeons in their first five years of practice.