October 2019


ASCRS reports attendee satisfaction with 2019 Annual Meeting

Source: ASCRS


The Outcomes Report from the Annual Meeting incorporates attendee feedback, with 99% of respondents indicating they would recommend the meeting to colleagues.

Following the 2019 Annual Meeting, ASCRS produced an Outcomes Report that featured responses from attendees relating to their experience at the meeting.
“The survey is unique in that almost half of all attendees filled it out, so it reflects the feelings and opinions of attendees,” said Edward Holland, MD, ASCRS program chair. “Our goal is to make this the best meeting for anyone doing anterior segment surgery.”
Looking at the breakdown of our meeting content, more than 50% of sessions at the 2019 Annual Meeting covered cataract topics, with others highlighting topics in cornea, refractive surgery, glaucoma, retina, and presbyopia.
When asked, 98% of 1,636 respondents to the survey indicated that they learned something new by attending the meeting. “You can’t get much better than that,” Dr. Holland said.
Meanwhile, 92% of 1,626 respondents indicated that they planned to make a change to their practice after attending the 2019 Annual Meeting. This shows the tremendous impact of the meeting on the practice of ophthalmology, Dr. Holland said.
Of 1,654 respondents, 99% said they would recommend the ASCRS Annual Meeting to their colleagues. They gave various reasons for this recommendation, including the comprehensive education offered, the information and topics covered, and the latest updates and innovations presented.
“It certainly seems like the ophthalmologists who are attending the meeting are learning new things, changing the way they practice, and think this is a meeting their colleagues should attend,” Dr. Holland said. “That’s our goal, and we’re very pleased with the results of the survey.”
He added that ASCRS always strives to ensure the high quality of comprehensive education presented and that the latest information is being shared.
“The credit for this meeting goes to the program committee and all the clinicians who provide the excellent teaching. The program committee is very pleased with the survey outcomes, but we’re not going to rest on our laurels,” Dr. Holland said, adding that preparation has already begun for the 2020 meeting in Boston, which he expects will incorporate some new and unique aspects, as well as many of the popular sessions and topics that make the meeting a success.

About the doctor

Edward Holland, MD
Professor of ophthalmology
University of Cincinnati

Contact information

Holland: eholland@holprovision.com

ASCRS reports attendee satisfaction with 2019 Annual Meeting ASCRS reports attendee satisfaction with 2019 Annual Meeting
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