National Sight Week is a week-long celebration of volunteerism, during which members of the ASCRS Foundation’s Operation Sight network are encouraged to contribute one or more charitable cataract surgeries in their own communities. The ASCRS Foundation will work to match needy, eligible patients with volunteer surgeons, and will provide a financial stipend for each surgery completed.
Please join us Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. ET for a free webinar, “Modern LASIK Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction: A Deep Dive Into What We Learned From the PROWL Study.”
The ASCRS Foundation will again offer ten $1,000 Resident Excellence Awards to enable ophthalmology residents exhibiting exemplary performance to attend the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in Los Angeles. The categories for consideration include research, patient care, leadership and education.
The 2017 Resident Excellence Award includes:
Earlier this year, attendees of the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress had the opportunity to network with an impressive list of exhibitors. The meeting provided countless opportunities for attendees to visit with exhibitors, and learn about products and services.
Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training (ACT) is being held for Sept. 24–25, 2016 at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver, Colorado.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame. Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to ophthalmology? Nominate them before the Tuesday, Sept. 13 deadline.
Eligible candidates are those with 25 or more years of scholarly achievement and at least one solid, defining contribution to ophthalmology in clinical practice, research, education, invention, or humanitarian work.
Dr. Joaquin Barraquer passed away Aug. 26, 2016 at the age of 89. He was the director of the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre in Barcelona, founded by his father, Ignacio Barraquer, in 1947. Dr. Barraquer was a member of ASCRS for 17 years and was inducted into the ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame in 2003.
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Approximately 600 attendees visited Austin for the ASCRS•ASOA Combined Ophthalmic Symposium (COS).