With the help of our members who support eyePAC, ASCRS has been at the forefront of many key legislative and regulatory accomplishments over the years, but there is much left to do—especially with a new Congress starting in January. With changes to both houses of Congress and key committees with jurisdiction over healthcare, ASCRS will need to make new relationships on Capitol Hill and strengthen our established ones with legislators who show strong support for the ophthalmic community.
It’s easier than ever to invest in eyePAC, thanks to convenient donation options during the membership renewal process and online registration for the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, which will be held May 3–7, 2019, in beautiful San Diego. As is the case every year during the meeting, we look forward to recognizing and celebrating with our contributors at the eyePAC Reception.
Domestic ASCRS members who contribute $500 or more ($50 minimum for YES members) can “go wild” at the exclusive eyePAC Reception at Sydney’s Grill in the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The event will be held Friday, May 3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sydney’s Grill is located within the Australian Outback/Urban Jungle section of the zoo. Up-lit trees and colorful umbrellas create ambience throughout the venue, where you and your guests will enjoy drinks and a variety of substantial hors d’oeuvres after the zoo has closed to the public. A few steps in any direction will allow you to see giraffes, koalas, rhinos, and more. There will also be private animal presentations during our event for those who want to learn more about wildlife. It’s sure to be a memorable evening. We hope to see you there!