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.
The ASCRS Film Festival celebrated its 35th year of showcasing the best scientific films in ophthalmology on Monday, May 8 at the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in Los Angeles, home of the film industry.
Claudio C. Trindade, MD, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil was announced as the Grand Prize winner of the 2017 Film Festival with the video “Tiny Hero Against the Evil Axis.”
Each month, ASCRS recognizes an EyeConnect Platinum Member for his/her valuable contributions to the EyeConnect forum. Dr. Douglas Mazzuca, Sr., DO, who practices in Pennsville, NJ, is the April recipient based on his engagement points and extensive involvement in the community for the past decade.
Participants of ASCRS Young Physician Exchange Program Set to Attend the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress
For the third year in a row, ASCRS will be welcoming three physicians who were nominated to participate in the Young Physician Exchange Program and attend the annual ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress.
The Young Physician Exchange Program focuses on fostering relations between the societies, exposing the exchange physicians to clinical practices in other countries, providing exposure to each societies’ meeting culture and promoting each other’s meeting.
The participants for this year are:
Cataract and glaucoma cases vary widely from one patient to the next. Learn about tailoring each case to the patient by attending the Cataract and Glaucoma: Individualizing Care to Optimize Outcomes Symposium, Sunday, May 7, 8 – 9:30 a.m. during the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in Los Angeles. This symposium is pre-approved to qualify for ABO Self-Assessment CME (SACME) credit.
New for 2017 is the inaugural ASCRS Refractive Day, being held on Friday, May 5, in Los Angeles. This one-day meeting addresses all your refractive cornea and refractive IOL needs.
EyeConnect is ASCRS’ popular online discussion forum where members can communicate directly with peers and interact collaboratively to view, organize, comment upon and share ophthalmic information with some of the best minds in ophthalmology. Discover some of the hot topics discussed on EyeConnect by attending the #EyeConnect Live! Hot Topics 2017 Symposium, Monday, May 8, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
On the heels of the recent “What does the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) Mean to Medicare Beneficiaries?” Congressional briefing, ASCRS and the Protect My Doctor and Me healthcare coalition are ramping up efforts to pressure Congress to repeal IPAB by meeting with Federal lawmakers when they are back home in their states and districts during the April recess.