April 2019

PROGRAM PREVIEW

Key events at the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting













 

Thursday, May 2

OIS@ASCRS
All day at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Friday, May 3

ASCRS Refractive Day
All day at the San Diego Convention Center
The day will feature sections on refractive corneal surgery, premium refractive lens surgery, tips, pearls, and take-home messages, and choosing and using the right IOL. It will also feature the Steinert Refractive Lecture from Eric Donnenfeld, MD.

Cornea Day
All day at the San Diego Convention Center
The day will cover “Advanced Techniques on Anterior Segment Reconstruction,” “Corneal/Lamellar or Transplant Surgery,” “Preparing the Ocular Surface for Cataract Surgery,” and “Controversies and Complications.”

ASCRS Glaucoma Day
All day at the San Diego Convention Center
The day will include a joint ASCRS/AGS symposium, and sections on medications, lasers, video cases, and more. It will also feature an international guest speaker, the 2019 Stephen A. Obstbaum, MD, Honored Lecture, and the popular GFC Debate.

eyePAC reception
San Diego Zoo, Sydney’s Grill
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Contributors to eyePAC, ASCRS’ nonpartisan political action committee, can enjoy an evening at the San Diego Zoo in the Australian Outback/Urban Jungle section, with food and drinks and the opportunity to see animals such as giraffes, koalas, and rhinos. Those welcome to attend include members at the Congressional Insider Club level ($500) or higher (RSVP required). Young Eye Surgeon (YES) members can bring one guest with a $50 contribution.

Saturday, May 4

ASCRS Roundtables: Meet the Experts
San Diego Convention Center, Mezzanine Level, Room 16AB
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Attendees will have the chance to meet with experts to discuss different topics including astigmatism management, biometry and IOL calculations, complex cataract management, FLACS in complex cases, and more. Additional registration is required.

Exhibit Hall
San Diego Convention Center, Hall A–D
The Exhibit Hall will officially open on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. and will be open through Monday.

ASOA Opening General Session
San Diego Convention Center, Room 28
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
This session will feature speaker Brad Montgomery, as well as the presentation of a number of awards.

ASCRS Opening General Session and Binkhorst Lecture
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20ABC
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Attendees will hear addresses from the meeting’s program chair and ASCRS incoming and outgoing presidents. Honored Guests and Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized, and the session will conclude with the Binkhorst Lecture, presented by Stephen Pflugfelder, MD.

ASCRS ASOA Welcome Party
San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A–D
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 5

ASCRS Foundation Run for Sight 5K
San Diego Harbor
6:30 a.m.

Surgical Essentials: Getting You Out of Trouble in Cataract Surgery
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
The session will explore challenges in cataract surgery like soft cataracts, hard/brunescent cataracts, broken posterior capsule, subluxated lenses, and more. This is a combined session of ASCRS, ESCRS, APACRS, and ALACCSA-R/LASCRS.

ASOA Sunday General Session
San Diego Convention Center, Room 28
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
The session will feature speaker Cara Silletto.

The Sunday Summit
San Diego Convention Center, 20ABC
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This includes both the ASCRS Lecture on Science, Medicine and
Technology and The Voice of Ophthalmology.
Is This the End of Fee-For-Service?
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
The Government Relations session will feature Harold Miller, MS, and Steve Forbes, MA.

Mastering It All
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
This session is new this year and will feature presenters sharing some of their favorite surgical techniques and other pearls for being successful in practice.

Global Efforts in Addressing Avoidable Blindness and Models of Care/Training
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6CF
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
This session will feature discussion on different technologies and work to address avoidable blindness around the world.

The Winning Pitch Challenge
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
This new symposium is described as ophthalmology “Shark Tank” without the bite and will feature innovative ideas that were submitted ahead of the meeting. Finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel, and the winning pitch will receive a $10,000 prize.

Monday, May 6

ASCRS Innovators General Session
San Diego Convention Center, 20ABC
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Attendees will hear the Charles D. Kelman, MD, Innovator’s Lecture given by Ron Kurtz, MD, as well as other presentations from innovators in the field.

Controversies in Anterior Segment Surgery
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
The Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery symposium will explore topics like intraoperative aberrometry, modern IOL formulas, FLACS, manual phacoemulsification, and anterior vitrectomy.

ASCRS TOPGUN 2019
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20D
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
This popular session will feature top phaco instructors from around the world sharing some of their essential pearls.

37th Film Festival Reception and Awards Ceremony
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20ABC
4:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7

X-Rounds: Refractive Cataract
Surgery to the Max
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20D
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Best of ASCRS 2019
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20D
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
The last general session will feature panelists sharing some of the papers they found most interesting over the course of the meeting from the “Best Paper of Session” winners. Papers are shared in cataract, refractive, cornea, and glaucoma categories. The session will also feature a panel discussion of the papers chosen.

For the most up to date information onsite, check the ASCRS ASOA Meetings app.

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