Continuing Medical Education

2024 ASCRS Continuing Medical Education

CME Mission Statement 

ASCRS’ continuing medical education mission is to improve the competence of ophthalmologists/anterior segment surgeons by offering an avenue for the presentation and discussion of innovative techniques and technologies and fostering an open environment where current practices are presented and questions and improvements in patient care are continually sought. 

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of the CME activity.

Designation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates the ASCRS Live! Program for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASCRS Live! Educational Objectives

Upon completion participants should be able to: 

  • Review best practices for identifying and screening patients to meet their objective and subjective visual needs with cataract surgery.
  • Evaluate different strategies for preoperatively managing patients’ ocular surface.
  • Describe clinical practices for the surgical management of refractive astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery, as well as any residual post-operative astigmatism.
  • Examine various advanced IOL technologies, including modernizing monovision, expanding monofocal IOLs, and the correction of presbyopia.
  • Discuss different approaches for managing concerned or dissatisfied patients and for enhancing their overall outcomes.

Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations

The ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting may include presentations on drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wished to use in clinical practice. 

ASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of the uses, products, or techniques presented. 

Disclosure of Financial Interest 

All faculty members are required to disclose whether they have any financial interest (or lack thereof) from the past 24 months with a company that produces, markets, sells, resells or distribute ophthalmic products or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Faculty members are also required to disclose such information verbally and on their first slide. 

CME Credit Claiming

Attendees will receive a post program evaluation and CME credit claim via email within 24 hours of the program. 

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