FAIRFAX, VA – Fireworks are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations, but the thrill of fireworks can cause serious eye injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports about 200 Americans suffer eye-related injuries on a daily basis in the month and around the July Fourth holiday. What should you do if you or someone in your care is injured?
Customer Satisfaction Survey by the ASOA Reveals Pros and Cons of Electronic Health Record Systems on the Market
FAIRFAX, VA – Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems are expensive and can require significant training and behavior changes. But this new technology can also lead to more reliable patient data, improved business operations, reduced costs and increased revenue. There are countless EHR systems available, and each offers different features, functionality and support. Having an EHR system that is well suited to one’s practice can also make a difference in the ease of reporting meaningful use measures for the EHR Incentive payment program.
Hundreds of Surgical Videos, Courses, Papers, and Presentations from the ASCRS Annual Symposium Now Available Free Online
FAIRFAX, VA – The American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Annual Symposium and Congress is the largest educational event dedicated exclusively to anterior segment surgery and ophthalmic practice management. Over 13,000 eye surgeons, administrators, nurses, technical staff, and industry exhibitors gathered in San Francisco recently for four days of educational sessions.
FAIRFAX -- We all know the value of sight. It’s priceless. But have you ever wondered, “What is the cost of blindness?”
In the world’s poorest communities, the ripple effect of a blinded person is felt by many. Often the blindness is easily curable, but only if the necessary surgical skill and resources can be made available.
FAIRFAX -- ASCRS has launched the 2013 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress mobile app, a free app that allows users to view course offerings and plan their schedules in real time.
Users can find information specific to the 2013 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress program within the app, including area maps and brief overviews of scheduled sessions, speakers and exhibitors.
FAIRFAX -- ASCRS will launch a new electronic newsletter, Clinical Spotlight, during their annual meeting in San Francisco.
The Clinical Spotlight will complement their new website, the ASCRS Meeting Spotlight, which hosts select videos of clinical courses and symposia from the four-day meeting.
In a daily email broadcast, the Clinical Spotlight provides a detailed looks at the day’s clinical content presented and discussed at the meeting. The newsletter will be sent starting April 21, continuing throughout the span of the meeting.
FAIRFAX -- As we get ready to open the doors for the 2013 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress, ASCRS has launched the ASCRS Meeting Spotlight, a new website that will be updated each day with select videos from our clinical courses and symposia from our four-day meeting.
Whether you are attending the meeting and just can’t make every popular session or are sitting this one out, the ASCRS Meeting Spotlight is a great way to keep up with some of most interesting clinical education offered at this year’s annual meeting.
FAIRFAX -- Mark McClellan, MD, a well-respected doctor and economist, will speak on the importance of health care reform at the 2013 ASCRS/ASOA Symposium and Congress in San Francisco.
McClellan will deliver the lecture, entitled “Physician Leadership for Health Care Reform,” on Sunday, April 21, at 11am during the Government Relations General Session.
FAIRFAX -- The Cornea Society proudly announces the official launch of the society’s newly designed website.
The new website offers a cleaner design and improved functionality. The overall navigation has been refreshed, providing quick and easy access to clinical information as well as a new Members Only section.
Of particular importance is the new site’s capability to offer members the opportunity to register for new memberships or renew existing ones online. Members can also read the latest issue of Cornea or Cornea News online through the Members Only section.
FAIRFAX -- The ASCRS Foundation has launched its new website providing detailed information on its on-going humanitarian, research, and public education initiatives.
The site provides quick and easy access to information on the foundation’s multiple programs, along with grant applications, photos, newsletters, and donation forms.
Through the new site, users can contribute directly to specific foundation efforts, including the Robert Sinskey Eye Institute in Ethiopia, and the centers of excellence partnership with the Himalayan Cataract project.