Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress will be the largest U.S. meeting that integrates a scientific program dedicated to the needs of the anterior segment specialist with the leading practice management program for comprehensive ophthalmology and subspecialties. The ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress will be a joint meeting with the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons.
The meeting will include quality education for clinical staff as well through the Technicians & Nurses Program which will feature T&N Tech Talks. The meeting will also offer special programming and events for Young Eye Surgeons (YES) - residents and fellows and surgeons one to five years in practice.
Learn directly from the world’s thought leaders in ophthalmology, broaden your networking connections, and return with the practical tools needed to improve your practice. ASCRS•ASOA registration includes:
ASCRS and ASOA presentations and online post-meeting resources.
Innovative lectures on surgical techniques and technologies.
Unlimited access to roundtables, consultations, legislative and regulatory updates, and ophthalmology’s most established practice management program.
Quality clinical and surgical offerings for technicians and nurses.
Suggested ASOA courses for ophthalmologists.
Scientific discussions and interactive panels.
Exhibit Hall entry to interact with more than 300 ophthalmology industry exhibitors.
Enhance your experience by registering for specialized, pre-meeting programming including ASCRS Glaucoma Day, ASCRS Refractive Day, Cornea Day and the ASOA Workshops. ASCRS Glaucoma Day is sponsored by the ASCRS Glaucoma Clinical Committee to provide glaucoma management in the cataract and refractive context. ASCRS Refractive Day is sponsored by the ASCRS Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee and aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of the advances in refractive surgery. Cornea Day is sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee and the Cornea Society. It offers an overview of anterior segment surgery and corneal issues in cataract and refractive surgery. The ASOA Workshops offer specialized training and leadership conditioning to expand career opportunities. Hands-on skills training, ASCRS Glaucoma Day, ASCRS Refractive Day, Cornea Day, T&N Tech Talks, and the ASOA Workshops require separate registrations.
Attendees can also earn CME credits by registering for EyeWorld CME Educational Symposia. These free educational symposia provide concentrated information on topics ranging from the latest innovations in refractive surgery - lasers and IOLs - to ocular surface disease and glaucoma management.
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is an international, educational society with more than 9,000 members. Its mission is to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons by providing clinical and practice management education and by working with patients, government, and the medical community to promote the delivery and advancement of high-quality eye care.
The mission of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) is to advance the skills and professionalism of ophthalmic practice management. Founded in 1986 by administrators for administrators, ASOA is the premier organization for the business side of the ophthalmic practice. Serving administrators, managers, physicians, and office staff – ASOA offers avenues for personal and professional growth and provides support, tools, and resources for the daily challenges of managing a practice.