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ASOA Opening General Session Not Just for Practice Management Staff

The American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators celebrates its 30th anniversary this year—and this special milestone will be integrated into ASOA programming throughout the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. Join us for the Opening General Session of the ASOA Congress on Ophthalmic Practice Management, Saturday, May 7, at 8 a.m. in Great Hall B & C, immediately preceding the ASCRS Opening General Session.

ASCRS Forms Research Council to Undertake Ophthalmic Studies

Chris Daniels

FAIRFAX, Va. – April 1, 2016 – The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery recently announced the formation of the ASCRS Research Council, an internal department that will collaborate with ASCRS members and partners on research trials aimed toward improving patient care and quality of life.

Get the Latest on IOLs at ASCRS

IOLs will be a dominant topic at this year’s ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. With more than 130 symposium, course and paper presentations on IOLs—not to mention films and posters—you’re bound to glean the knowledge you seek in New Orleans, May 6–10, 2016.

Topics covered will include toric IOLs, accommodative IOLs, bi-/tri-/multifocal IOLS, secondary lenses, surgical planning and IOL power calculations, intraoperative aberrometry, guidance systems and much more. These educational offerings will bring you up to speed on the latest clinical developments.

Advocacy from ASCRS and Ophthalmic Community Prompts Bipartisan Senate Letter to CMS Requesting Reconsideration of Glaucoma and Retina Cuts

Last week, following advocacy from ASCRS and the ophthalmic community, six bipartisan Senators—Charles Grassley (R-IA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), John Boozman, OD (R-AR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Rand Paul, MD (R-KY)—sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting the agency reconsider the magnitude of cuts to glaucoma and retina procedures and the methodology used to determine them.

ASCRS Foundation, TearLab and Shire to Sponsor Fourth Annual Run for Sight to Benefit Humanitarian Eye Care Programs in U.S. and Abroad

Chris Daniels


ASCRS Foundation, TearLab and Shire to Sponsor Fourth Annual Run for Sight
to Benefit Humanitarian Eye Care Programs in U.S. and Abroad

Session Spotlight: ASCRS Innovators General Session

Half the fun of attending the annual ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress is gathering with friends and colleagues from around the world to share in the premier programming of the general sessions. Case in point: the ASCRS Innovators General Session. Innovation is highly valued at ASCRS, and innovation is the star of this session, to be held Monday, May 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Great Hall A & D.

Still on the Fence about Femto?

While relatively new compared to other methods, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) has progressed quite a bit since inception. If you’re thinking about trying femto but want to make a truly informed decision, the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress is the right place to go for answers. On femto alone, we’ve got more than 10 presentations in symposium sessions, 30 papers and posters, 5 instructional courses and 8 skills transfer labs with 4 laser platforms—plus FLACS films.

2016 ASCRS•ASOA Exhibit Hall Preview

The ASCRS•ASOA Exhibit Hall is a perennial favorite of annual meeting attendees. And why wouldn’t it be? More than 320 exhibiting companies will represent the most innovative and dynamic thinking in ophthalmology—and the products and services they showcase are an important part of the overall educational experience of the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, to be held May 6–10 in New Orleans. Exhibit hall hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday–Monday.


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