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ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting

The 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, April 13–17, will provide high-quality, education for anterior segment specialists, practice managers, and ophthalmic technicians and nurses.

For questions about registration:
Call center is available from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

Registration Fees

Includes badge, printed program, all sessions and regular courses, entrance to the Exhibit Hall, ASOA Celebration, and the Film Festival Awards Ceremony.

Registrants of the ASCRS and ASOA programs are welcome to attend either or both Ophthalmologist and Practice Management programs.

Important Notice Regarding Registration: Convention Data Services is the only officially-endorsed registration service provider for the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting

When registering for the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, be sure to do so through the official CDS system, here. We have received reports that other companies – not affiliated with ASCRS or ASOA – are posing as official registration vendors. ASCRS•ASOA only guarantees registrations made through CDS. Registrations made outside of the official registration system may result in your registration not being recognized onsite at the meeting. If you have any questions, please reach out to the ASCRS Meetings Department.


ASCRS Domestic Member*


ASCRS International Member*


ASCRS Military/Government Physician


International Resident*


US Resident/Fellow


Young Physician* (Domestic Only)




ASOA Member*


ASOA Nonmember


Technicians & Nurses


Integrated Eye Care Optometrist


Physician’s Assistant




*  Membership Dues must be current.

† International Residents must pay international member dues.

Registration Categories

  • ASCRS Member: An MD, PhD, or DO who is a current member of ASCRS. Registration fee does not include annual membership dues. (Note: An MD, PhD, or DO who is a member of ASOA only must join ASCRS and pay appropriate membership dues.)
  • Resident/Fellow: An MD or DO who is currently in a residency or fellowship program. A current letter of verification from department chairperson or fellowship sponsor must accompany the registration along with a picture ID that includes proof of date of birth. The maximum age limit for a resident/fellow is 35 years old. Letters and credentials, which will be verified, can be faxed along with your registration to (703) 434-3004. Your registration will not be complete until your residency/fellowship documentation has been received and approved. All residency/ fellowship documentation must be received by March 23, 2018, to be eligible for the discounted rate.
  • Young Physician: A domestic MD or DO who is in the first two years of practice. To be eligible, an ophthalmologist must have been an ASCRS Resident/Fellow member and become a Young Physician Member immediately upon completion of training.
  • Corporate/Other: Manufacturers and other corporate personnel who do not have exhibit space but wish to attend the Annual Meeting. NO solicitation is permitted. This includes attendees who plan on attending the exhibit hall only. Physicians cannot register in this category.
  • ASOA Member: Office administrator or other who is a current Professional (Domestic & International), Consultant or Vendor member of ASOA. Specialty Staff members and Trial members will need to upgrade to a full membership in order to register in this category. Physicians cannot register in this category
  • ASOA Nonmember: Office nonclinical staff who are not current members of ASOA. ASOA Specialty Staff members and Trial members may also register in this category if they do not wish to upgrade their membership. Physicians cannot register in this category.
  • Technicians & Nurses: Ophthalmic assistants, technicians, technologists and nurses program. Physicians cannot register in this category.
  • Integrated Eye Care Optometrists: Optometrists (ODs) can register under this category only and must certify one of the following:
    • Employed by an ophthalmologist
    • Employed by a medical school (not a college of optometry)
    • Employed by a managed-care provider
    • Employed by the military
    • Employed by industry/manufacturer
    • Employed by a corporate center (TLC, LCA, etc.)

    Attendance at or participation in ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting programs, events, courses, presentations or other activities does not qualify an optometrist to perform surgery, does not qualify as continuing medical education, and does not justify claims to surgical expertise or licensure.

  • Guests: Guests 21 years of age and over are required to pay a registration fee. Fee includes badge, printed program, entrance into the exhibit hall, ASOA Party and the Film Festival Awards Ceremony. This badge is limited to spouse, guest, relative, or other individual accompanying an ASCRS or ASOA member. Members, potential members, or staff will not be considered under the spouse/guest registration category. Physicians/ASCRS•ASOA members cannot register in this category. (Entrance into sessions/courses is not included.)

Annual Membership Dues

The registration fee does not include annual membership dues.

NOTE: To receive the discounted registration rates, membership dues must be current through April 30, 2018. New or renewing ASCRS or ASOA members, please add corresponding membership dues. Membership continues for one year from the date that you join either ASCRS or ASOA.

ASCRS Domestic Physician$495
ASCRS International Physician$295
ASCRS Military/Government $250
Young Physician 1st Year $200
Young Physician 2nd Year $300
ASCRS Domestic Resident/FellowComplimentary
ASCRS Canadian Resident/FellowComplimentary
ASOA Domestic/International $295
ASOA Consultant/Vendor $375

For your membership expiration date, log into your online account or call our office at (703) 591-2220.

Badge Information

Badges and meeting materials will not be mailed. Please bring your confirmation email with you on site to retrieve your badge.

All lost badges are subject to $180 badge reprint fee.


Registrations received without payment will not be processed.

Payment (in U.S. funds) can be made by personal check, bank draft, wire transfer, travelers check, VISA, AMEX, MasterCard or Discover.

Note: Bank processing fees for wire transfers or bank drafts must be included in the payment for completion of registration. All funds must be received by March 23, 2018 or you must register and pay on site.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be in writing and received no later than March 23, 2018. A handling fee of $150 will be deducted from each canceled registration. The membership portion of the registration New/Renew fee is nonrefundable. No refunds will be given after March 23, 2018.

Meeting Locations & Dates
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • ASCRS Annual Meeting on Cataract and Refractive Surgery: April 13–17, 2018
  • ASOA Annual Meeting on Ophthalmic Practice Management: April 13–17, 2018
  • Technicians & Nurses Program: April 14–17, 2018
2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

More than 6,000 attendees arrived in Los Angeles May 5–9 for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting. Check out this video to view highlights from the conference.