Participants of ASCRS Young Physician Exchange Program Set to Attend the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting
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 Annual Meeting.
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:
Sponsored by Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS)
Sheetal Brar, MBBS
Consultant, Phaco Refractive and Cornea Department, Nethradhama Superspecialty Eye Hospital
Host Physician: Sumit Garg, MD; UC Irvine Health
Sponsored by European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
Margherita Montali, MD
Bassano del Grappa, Italy
Fellow in Ophthalmic Surgery, Eye Clinic of San Bassiano Hospital
Host Physician: Samuel Masket, MD, and Nicole Fram, MD; (Advanced Vision Care, Los Angeles)
Nienke Visser, MD, PhD
Maastricht, the Netherlands
Fellow in Cornea, University Eye Clinic, Maastricht University Medical Centre
Host Physician: Kevin M. Miller, MD; Jules Stein, UCLA
After attending the annual meeting, the three physicians will travel to an ASCRS physician’s practice to complete a 7–10 day clinical observership.
During the meeting – and new this year – the exchange participants will be mentored by members of the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Clinical Committee. Naveen Rao, MD, and Julie Schallhorn, MD, will provide advice and assist the participants in navigating the meeting. Be sure to extend a welcome to this year’s guests.