About the Meeting

This annual meeting provides high-quality education for anterior segment specialists, practice managers, and ophthalmic technicians and nurses.

 Press

Check this section for all media inquiries, press kit, photo requests, and information on the Media Lab.

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Welcome

 

Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress (May 5–9, 2017) 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 2017 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, May 6–8, 2017, which will feature T&N Tech Talks on Friday afternoon. 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 in Los Angeles by registering for specialized, pre-meeting programming on Friday, May 5, 2017, 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.

 

 

Press

For Members of the Media:

Members of the media are welcomed and encouraged to attend the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. We kindly request that all journalists pre-register. Registered media will have full access to all the resources in the Media Lab, including material from exhibitors, press kits, special meeting information, and ASCRS•ASOA programming material and updates.

To register, please submit your information under the Press Registration page.

For Exhibitors:

Exhibitors may issue press releases regarding their products, data or other proprietary information available in the exhibit hall. They may also reference the fact that they are exhibiting at the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Symposium & Congress and that sessions at the meeting will provide additional data or information about their products or services. However, no company shall describe the presentation of data or information at the meeting in such a way as to imply an endorsement by ASCRS. Specifically, words such as “featured” or “showcased” must be avoided as an example. Furthermore, no company shall issue a release listing by name official ASCRS•ASOA meeting content, programming, educational sessions or other presentations.

Any press release referencing an exhibitor’s participation in the meeting must also include the following disclaimer:
All educational content of the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Symposium & Congress is planned by its program committee, and ASCRS•ASOA does not endorse, promote, approve, or recommend the use of any products, devices, or services.

The use of the ASCRS•ASOA logo is NOT permitted. Improper press releases will result in a Priority Point penalty.

Exhibitors may place press releases and other press information in the ASCRS•ASOA Press Room on-site. Materials can be dropped off during Press Room hours and placed on the provided racks. Other than dropping off materials, access to the Press Room is limited to registered members of the media.

 

 

Exhibit Hall

South Hall

The ASCRS•ASOA Exhibit Hall will be open Saturday, May 6–Monday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Exhibitor Locator is a helpful tool to save information regarding exhibitors you would like to visit. 

ASCRS Glaucoma Day, Cornea Day, and ASCRS Refractive Day Exhibit Hall will be open Friday, May 5 in the Concourse Foyer.

View the Exhibit Hall location at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

View the Los Angeles Convention Center Layout.

 

 

Meeting Contacts

General

ASCRS•ASOA Office
4000 Legato Rd, #700
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: (703) 591-2220
Fax: (703) 591-0614
Housing - OnPeak
E-mail: ascrs-asoa@onpeak.com
Domestic Phone: (800) 370-8282
International Phone: (312) 527-7300

Registration - Convention Data Services
E-mail: ascrs@xpressreg.net
Domestic Phone: (800) 748-5064
International Phone: (508) 743-0538
Monday–Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: (213) 741-1151

 

ASCRS Program

Georgia Pearson
gpearson@ascrs.org
Continuing Medical Education
Laura Johnson
ljohnson@ascrs.org
  Paper Submissions
Carla Fernandez
cfernandez@ascrs.org

 

ASOA Program

Laureen Rowland
laureen@asoa.org

 

Technicians & Nurses Program

Joyce D’Andrea
jdandrea@ascrs.org

 

ASCRS•ASOA Meeting Logistics and Membership

ASCRS•ASOA Meeting Logistics
Paula Schneider
pschneider@ascrs.org
Housing, Travel, and Facilities
Amber Wojtyna
awojtyna@ascrs.org
Exhibits and Exhibitor Affiliate Functions
Jamie Barbera
jbarbera@ascrs.org
Annual Meeting Registration
Marlene Braxton
mbraxton@ascrs.org
ASCRS Membership
Michelle Martin
mmartin@ascrs.org

ASOA Membership
Amy Bell
amy@asoa.org

 

Additional Programs

Cornea Day/Cornea Society
Gail Albert
galbert@corneasociety.org

Pam Beaton
pbeaton@ascrs.org
ASCRS Glaucoma Day
Laura Johnson
ljohnson@ascrs.org
EyeWorld Events
Jessica Donohoe
jdonohoe@eyeworld.org

ASCRS Refractive Day
Deborah Berry
dberry@ascrs.org

Angela Nichols
anichols@ascrs.org

 

Marketing and Communications

Chris Daniels
cdaniels@ascrs.org


Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA will host the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress—the the most dynamic cataract and refractive event of the year!