Additional Programs

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

 Evaluation & Claim Credit

The evaluation and credit claim website for the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting has closed. To claim credit for this meeting, please contact Kim Mangan or call (703)591-2220.


The ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting provides education for your entire practice, offering the following programs:

ASCRS Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery Program
Young Eye Surgeons (YES)

ASOA Ophthalmic Practice Management Program
Technicians & Nurses Program

The meeting will also provide subspecialty day programming on Friday, May 3.

ASCRS Glaucoma Day
ASCRS Refractive Day
Cornea Day

In addition, attendees have access to the following additional programs:



The evaluation and credit claim website for the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting has closed. To claim credit for this meeting, please contact Kim Mangan or call (703)591-2220.

2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting Certificate of Attendance (No Credit)

Click here to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting. 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 

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS). ASCRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of the CME activity.


Ophthalmologists attending the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to:

  • Incorporate the latest developments for the management of multiple ocular conditions within the various ophthalmic specialties
  • Incorporate current and advanced treatment strategies for ocular conditions, including anterior segment and refractive surgery, glaucoma and retinal conditions
  • Identify complicating factors in anterior segment surgery
  • Develop appropriate treatment plans to address complicating factors pre-, peri- and post-operatively
  • Compare and contrast ophthalmic treatments and technology
  • 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.

Self-Assessment Credit

The following sessions from this year's ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting have been pre-approved as self-assessment credit by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ that qualify for self-assessment CME:

Saturday, April 14, 2018
SYM-103 Retinal Essentials for Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Sunday, April 15, 2018
SYM-202 Cornea Essentials
SYM-204 Astigmatism Management at the Time of Cataract Surgery

Monday, April 16, 2018
SYM-304 Essentials in Glaucoma
SYM-307 #EyeConnect Live! Phake News Edition!

For SACME, 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 Credit™ and is also pre-approved by the ABO for the MOC Part II CME requirements.


Continuing Education Credit

ASOA offers various continuing education credits for its 2018 program:

  • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) AAPC continuing education credit for select ASOA course tracks
  • Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) Attendees: The ASOA Annual Meeting 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 ASOA-Technicians & Nurses program. Speakers: ASOA designates this activity for a maximum of 18 COE Category C credits.

Attendees registered as exhibitors and guests may not claim education credits for this program.

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

Attendees registered as exhibitors and guests may not claim education credits for this program.

Note: All attendees must have their badges printed on site to be verified as eligible for credit.

Evaluations and Claiming
The ASCRS and ASOA programs will be evaluated electronically. Attendees have three options for evaluating sessions and claiming credit.

  • Onsite: Visit any Connect and Claim Station and evaluate sessions and claim credit
  • Online: Visit the ASCRS•ASOA websites, follow the link to evaluate the program and print a copy of the credits/hours
  • All Access App: Access the evaluation and credit claim through the app

The Technicians & Nurses program will use paper evaluations, which will be given to attendees upon entering the course room. JCAHPO credits are processed and claimed directly through JCAHPO.

Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations
The ASCRS Annual Meeting 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.