Additional Programs

Enhance your experience by registering for specialized, pre-meeting programming. Separate registration is required.

 Credits

Earn continuing education credits: CME, COE, Nursing, JCAHPO, OPS/AOC, and AAPC (pending accreditation).

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Programs

Main events and special presentations are regularly updated in these sections:

ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery
ASOA Congress on Ophthalmic Practice Management
Technicians & Nurses Program
Programming for Young Eye Surgeons (YES)  

 

Additional Programs

ASOA Workshops
T&N Tech Talks
Eyeworld Events
Cornea Day
ASCRS Glaucoma Day

 
 

ASOA Workshops*

Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Attend specialized training and leadership conditioning workshops designed to expand your career opportunities. Seating is limited. Register early for your preferred selections.

How to Succeed with ICD-10 ▼

Friday, May 6
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 200

Conducted by Mary Pat Johnson and Kirk Mack from the Corcoran Consulting Group, this workshop discusses challenges to successful implementation of ICD‐10, pertinent problems identified with the transition from ICD‐9, and techniques to smooth the transition from ICD‐9 to ICD‐10 coding. This course is not an introduction to ICD‐10 – it is an advanced course on diagnosis coding.
Resources: All attendees receive a thumb drive containing useful information about 2016 ICD-10 updates and revisions. Course includes an electronic copy of the handout.

This course does not require a computer; however, it is helpful to bring a laptop to view the data on the thumb drive.

Tier 1Tier 2 Tier 3
Until 2/18/162/19-4/21/16 4/22/16-On-Site
$99 $149$179

Practice Management Boot Camp ▼

Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

You’ve just become a new ophthalmic practice manager—now what? This course will teach you the basics of ophthalmic practice management in all of the core areas. View the Practice Management Bootcamp schedule.

Member Price: $225
Nonmember Price: $325

COE Review: Parts 1 & 2 ▼

COE Review: Part 1
Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Attendee Limit: 100

COE Review: Part 2
Saturday, May 7
1 – 6 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

This two-day workshop covers all practice management subjects, and is one of several recommended COE study resources not a test preparation course. Attendance does not guarantee passage of the COE Exam.

Registration is open to anyone–you do not need to be an ASOA member or to have applied for the examination to register for COE Review: Parts One and Two.

Member Price: $250
Nonmember Price: $350

Healthcare the Disney Way ▼

Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 200

Due to the growing link between patient satisfaction and reimbursement, delivering a quality patient experience is more important than ever. Learn from a former Disney leader about how to quickly increase patient satisfaction ratings by incorporating Disney's proven customer-service techniques.

Member Price: $275
Nonmember Price: $375

Simple: The Inner Game of Ophthalmic Practice Success ▼

Friday, May 6
8 – 10 a.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 150

Best-selling author and ophthalmic practice consultant, John B. Pinto, shares the secrets to simplifying the most challenging problems in your practice.

Eye surgeons are drawn to the complex. Why else would a procedure like cataract surgery with essentially perfect outcomes still be such an active sphere of ongoing innovation and elaboration?

These gratifying clinical complexities are unfortunately matched by rising business complexities that make eye care practice management more difficult than ever before. This workshop based on John Pinto’s new book, is an antidote for everything that makes modern ophthalmic practice vexing.

All attendees will receive a copy of Simple: The Inner Game of Ophthalmic Practice Success, the latest in a series of eight Pinto books published by ASCRS•ASOA over the last 20 years.

Member Price: $125
Nonmember Price: $225

To register for this workshop, please proceed through the registration process until you reach the corresponding registration page.

Seating is limited. Separate registration fees apply.

Talking ≠ Communicating: Communication that Drives Results ▼

Friday, May 6
2 – 4 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

The following topics will be covered in this two-hour session, which will be presented by Alcon Customer Management:

Effectively Communicating: Techniques to Enhance the Quality of Care Delivery
Understand pressures that affect the ophthalmology practice and their demand for clear and concise communication techniques. Apply these simple and proven techniques in everyday practice setting to enhance quality interactions and care.

Understanding Personality Types to Enhance Engagement
Learn to apply the Merrill-Reid Model to identify both your own personality type and that of others in order to adapt and customize your approach to interpersonal situations

Member Price: $125
Nonmember Price: $225

Dealing with Difficult Personalities – Patients and Staff  ▼

Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – Noon
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

We all know THAT person, right? Recharge personal leadership skills and improve practice interactions using the guidance from actual case studies in this facilitated, interactive workshop.

The ASOA Presidents and a professional facilitator from Cindy Zook & Associates will coach you through fun exercises while sharing insights and best practices.

Presenters
John Bell, MBA, COE, CMPE, ASOA President, 2015–2016
Daniel Chambers, MBA, COE, ASOA President, 2016–2017
Kathleen Case, MS, Cindy Zook & Associates

Member Price: $150
Nonmember Price: $250

COE Exam ▼

Tuesday, May 10
8 – 11:30 a.m.
Attendee Limit: 100

ASOA is pleased to offer a Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) Exam on Tuesday morning, May 10, in New Orleans. Join the more than 280 ophthalmic administrators who proudly display the COE credential by taking this written exam. In addition, do not miss the opportunity to refresh yourself on exam-specific content areas during the two-part COE review on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. (The COE Review is not a test-preparation course and attendance does not guarantee passage of the COE Exam.)

No onsite registration permitted for the COE exam.

Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, April 8.

Member Price: $250
Nonmember Price: $550

*ASOA Congress on Ophthalmic Practice Management registration is not required to register for the ASOA Workshops.

To register for these workshops, proceed through the registration process until you reach the corresponding registration page.

Seating is limited. Separate registration fees apply.

 
 

T&N Tech Talks

Friday, May 6
1 – 4:30 p.m.

Participate in the new fast-paced program that encourages extensive presenter and audience interaction through Q&A discussions after 10-minute paper presentations.

Final JCAHPO Credit Pending.

*Select the Joint ASOA/T&N registration category to also attend the ASOA Congress on Practice Management. Separate registration is required to participate in T&N Tech Talks.

View the online list of T&N Tech Talks presentations or download the PDF.

 
 

Cornea Day

Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This one-day cornea meeting is geared towards the practicing ophthalmologist with an interest in comprehensive ophthalmology, anterior segment surgery and corneal disease. Visit the Cornea Day website.  

 

ASCRS Glaucoma Day

Friday, May 6
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Glaucoma Clinical Committee, ASCRS Glaucoma Day will feature robust, thought-provoking discussion and interactive case studies on glaucoma management in a cataract and refractive context. Visit the ASCRS Glaucoma Day website.

 
 

Meeting Schedule

Download the Registration and Housing book for the 2016 annual meeting and view the tentative meeting schedule, important deadlines, registration info, and more.

 

 
 

Credits

ASCRS, ASOA, and JCAHPO are proud to present three concurrent program tracks within the ASCRS Symposium, ASOA Congress, and the Technicians & Nurses Program. Please view the Continuing Education details below.

Claim Credit for 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress (available May 6–June 17, 2016)

Click here to evaluate sessions and claim credits for the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. You will need your Badge ID in order to enter the evaluation site. If you do not have your Badge ID, please use the Badge ID Lookup.

2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress Certificate of Attendance (No Credit)

Click here to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. You will need your verified Badge ID in order to receive the certificate. If you do not have your Badge ID, please use the Badge ID Lookup.

Continuing Medical Education | Continuing Education Credits

Credits

ASCRS Program

ASOA Practice
Management Program

Technicians & Nurses
Program

AAPC

 

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NURSING

 

CME

 

Self-Assessment CME (MD)

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COE

 

 

JCAHPO

 

 

OPS/AOC

 

 

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 Has been approved for CME/CEC for the 2016 program.
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Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of the CME activity. ASCRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Objectives
Ophthalmologists attending the ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery and the ASOA Congress on Ophthalmic Practice Management will have the opportunity to:

  • Summarize, assess, analyze, and evaluate the latest developments for the management of multiple ocular conditions within the various ophthalmic specialties
  • Formulate current and advanced treatment strategies with ocular conditions, including anterior segment and refractive surgery, glaucoma and retinal conditions
  • Identify complicating factors in anterior segment surgery and develop appropriate treatment plans to address the factors pre-, peri- and post-operatively
  • Compare and contrast ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and devices
  • Integrate prescribed medical and surgical treatment options into everyday practice
  • Examine external legislative and internal practice issues affecting the field of ophthalmology

Designation Statement
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates the ASCRS and ASOA programs within this live educational activity for a maximum of 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are valid for recognition by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians can claim CME credit up to the maximum listed above for attending the Physicians Program (ASCRS), including scientific films and posters on-demand, scientific papers, courses, symposia and general sessions), the Practice Management (ASOA) Program, or a combination thereof.

Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses, and guests are not eligible for CME credits.

Note: All attendees must have their badges printed on site to be verified as eligible for credit. The program evaluation and credit claims will be available at Technology Centers and online, with the exception of the Technicians & Nurses Program. Paper evaluations will be used for the Technicians & Nurses Program, and JCAHPO credits are processed and claimed directly through JCAHPO.

Self-Assessment Credit

Portions of the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Symposium & Congress meet the Self-Assessment CME requirements defined by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). Please be advised that the ABO is not an accrediting body for purposes of any CME program. ABO does not sponsor this or any outside activity, and ABO does not endorse any particular CME activity. Complete information regarding the ABO Self-Assessment CME Maintenance of Certification requirements are available here.

The following sessions from this year’s ASCRS•ASOA Annual Symposium & Congress have been pre-approved as self-assessment credit by the ABO, for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM that qualify for SACME:

Symposia
S-1, S-2, S-4, S-6, S-8, S-16, S-17, S-25, S-26

For Self-Assessment CME, complete your standard CME evaluation and keep track of the sessions you attended to report them within your standard ABO MOC credit reporting. MOC credit is self-reported by the learner and must be tracked individually. Note: ASCRS does not keep track of the SACME sessions an individual attends and will not be able to provide a report containing this information.

Credit designated as “self-assessment” is AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and is also pre-approved by the ABO for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II CME requirements.

Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations
The ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery may include presentations on drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice.

ASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of the uses, products, or techniques presented.

 
 

Continuing Education Credits

ASOA is applying for various continuing education credits for its 2016 program. Specific number of credit hours will be noted in the final program.

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 
Application will be made for AAPC continuing education credits for ASOA coding courses.

Nursing Contact Hours - California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN)
ASOA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15934, for Contact Hours.

Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE)
Attendees: The ASOA Congress on Ophthalmic Practice Management qualifies for COE Category A credits. All attendees seeking COE credits MUST be registered for the ASOA Program or the joint Technicians & Nurses-ASOA program.
Speakers: ASOA designates this activity for a maximum of 15 COE category C credits.

Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses, and guests may not claim credit for the ASOA Program.

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Photographers Society and American Orthoptic Council, California Board of Registered Nursing  (JCAHPO/OPS/AOC/CA BRN) 
All attendees seeking JCAHPO/OPS/AOC credits MUST be registered for the Technicians & Nurses Program or the joint Technicians& Nurses-ASOA programs.  JCAHPO is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13516, for Contact Hours. Application will be made for OPS/AOC continuing education credits for the Technicians & Nurses Program.

Program Evaluations and Credit Claims
The ASCRS and ASOA programs will be evaluated electronically. Attendees can visit any Technology Center and evaluate programs they have attended. When the evaluation is complete, a copy of the continuing education credits/hours for that day can be printed. If attendees do not complete the evaluations during the meeting, they can complete them at home. Just visit the ASCRS•ASOA web sites, evaluate the program, and print a copy of the credits/hours.

The Technicians & Nurses program will use paper evaluations, which will be given to attendees upon entering the course room.

All attendees must have their badges printed on site to be verified as eligible for credit. The program evaluation and credit claims will be available at Technology Centers and online, with the exception of the Technicians & Nurses Program. Paper evaluations will be used for the Technicians & Nurses Program. JCAHPO credits and Nursing Contact Hours are processed and claimed directly through JCAHPO.



Incoming ASCRS president Kerry D. Solomon, MD, on why you should attend the ASCRS Symposium.