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2019 ASCRS•ASOA/Alliance of Specialty Medicine Fly-In Set for July 15–17 on Capitol Hill; YES Members Encouraged to Apply for Scholarship to Attend

ASCRS•ASOA members are encouraged to “Get in the Game” and attend the 2019 Alliance of Specialty Medicine Fly-In, which will be held July 15–17 in Washington, D.C. ASCRS and ASOA members who attend the Fly-In will receive in-depth training on policy issues important to ophthalmology and the specialty medicine community—and will have the opportunity to meet with their Representative and Senators to lobby for those legislative issues.

Not familiar with the Fly-In? See what past attendees have to say about the experience in this brief video.

Because of its increased popularity and the rising costs associated with the Fly-In, we will reimburse up to $1,000 in travel expenses. The complete agenda is still being developed, but attendees are asked to arrive in Washington by Monday afternoon, July 15, and not to depart until Wednesday afternoon, July 17, following conclusion of the conference.

If you are interested in attending the 2019 Fly-In, please complete this form at your earliest convenience. We understand that you need advanced notice to arrange your schedule, so you will be notified ASAP when your participation is confirmed and provided with additional details to make your travel arrangements. Keep your eye on the Washington Watch for more information.

ASCRS and Young Eye Surgeons (YES) are pleased to announce the return of the ASCRS/YES Legislative Fly-In Scholarship Program to encourage U.S. resident and fellow members to attend the Fly-In.

Five applicants will be chosen to receive a full scholarship (registration, travel, hotel accommodations, and meals) to join their peers in the nation’s capital and meet with their members of Congress to advocate for policies that will impact their careers and help their patients. This event not only helps residents and fellows develop their understanding of policy issues, but it provides an opportunity to network with established members and ASCRS leadership. For more information and to apply online, please click here. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

Any questions regarding the Fly-In or YES scholarships may be directed to Tami O’Brien, manager of PAC and grassroots, at tobrien@ascrs.org or 703-591-2220.

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