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ASOA Annual Meeting on Ophthalmic Practice Management 

Earn your credits and credentials through ASOA programming: COE, CME, CBRN and AAPC

Your single registration fee includes unlimited crossover access to over 1,300 ASCRS and ASOA educational presentations (CME- and COE-accredited), including sessions covering all aspects of practice management with 10 different programming tracks! Registration also includes access to vital networking opportunities such as roundtable discussions, Consultants on Call meetings, interactive panels, the ASOA Networking Lounge and entry to the Exhibit Hall – encompassing over 300 exhibiting companies.

Registration is open to members and nonmembers (premium rates apply).

ASOA Annual Meeting registration is required in order to register for the ASOA Workshops and the COE Exam. Separate registration and fees apply for these programs.

 
 

ASOA Workshops

Friday, April 13

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

COE Review: Parts 1 & 2 ▼

Friday, April 13
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (includes lunch)

Saturday, April 14
1 – 6 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 65

Prepare for the COE Exam in this two-day workshop that touches on each of the six exam domains and is one of several recommended COE study resources. Attendance does not guarantee passage of the COE Exam.

ASOA Members: $400
Non-Members: $550

Practice Management Bootcamp ▼

Friday, April 13
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

You’ve just become a new ophthalmic practice manager. Now what? Experienced subject matter experts will help you tackle practice management challenges in core areas, from quality measures and government regulations to improving practice performance through flow and efficiency.

ASOA Members: $350
Non-Members: $450

Dale Carnegie Training Workshop: Building a Culture of Engagement – Achieving and Retaining Success ▼

Friday, April 13
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

Companies with engaged employees outperform the competition by as much as 202%, as reported by Gallup. Dale Carnegie understood all about the power of engagement in the workplace long before the term “employee engagement” became fashionable. He knew what Dale Carnegie’s latest research just confirmed.

Yet, even though we as individuals may place our best foot forward, conflict and other obstacles still exist in the work place. Conflict situations are frequently complicated and difficult to resolve. By yourself, you may have limited capacity for dealing with the many issues that might be involved. By collaborating with others within and outside of your organization, you can access the experience, expertise, creativity, and values of other professionals to bring more success to yourself, and others.

This session is recommended for employees at all levels who seek to maximize their performance, become stronger leaders and add more value to the organization.

ASOA Members: $350
Non-Members: $450

Healthcare the Disney Way ▼

Friday, April 13
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

Explore the growing link between patient satisfaction and reimbursement and learn how delivering a quality patient experience – the Disney Way – is more important than ever before.

ASOA Members: $350
Non-Members: $450

Duke Eye Center - Clinical Flow Optimization ▼

Friday, April 13
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 75

Participate in hands-on training with experts from Duke Eye Center to review process improvement methodology that can be utilized to successfully reduce system waste, increase volume and enhance patient and provider experience. This workshop will provide an understanding of intermediate-level Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and illustrate how they were used to optimize a multi-specialty, multi-site practice (ten locations ranging in sizes from one-to-twenty providers per day). Attendees will discuss how to use process improvement methodology to successfully reduce system waste, increase access and practice financial margin, while enhancing patient and provider experience. It will include hands-on training of how to identify areas for targeted process improvement, review case studies of how to build an improved team-based culture through process improvement design, and demonstration of specific Lean and Six Sigma tools and their role in redesigning your practice. The course will address the important roles that technician training, accountability and educational advancement have in optimizing practice performance. Attendees will also discuss how to translate improvements to additional locations for larger group practices and how to implement lessons learned in launching new initiatives for practices of all sizes.

ASOA Members: $350
Non-Members: $450

COE Exam ▼

Tuesday, April 17
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 65

No on-site registration permitted. ASOA Congress registration is required to register for the COE Exam. You must pre-register by 3/29/18.

ASOA Members: $250
Non-Members: $550
*ASOA Annual Meeting registration is required for the ASOA Workshops and the COE Exam. To register for these workshops, please proceed through the registration process until you reach the corresponding registration page. Seating is limited. Separate registration fees apply.

ASCRS•ASOA Joint Government Relations General Session

Friday, April 13
5 – 6 p.m.

 
 

ASOA Opening General Session

Saturday, April 14
9 – 11 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Christine Cashen

Stop Global Whining

The fact is: we are all forced to do more with less – fewer staff, declining resources and 40 hours of stuff to do in a 24-hour day. This can really wear us down! What to do? You can waste energy complaining, but how productive is that?! Be part of the solution!

Christine will share the secret to getting what you want with what you've got, and she'll show you that you have what it takes right now to make a difference in your workplace and your life.

ASOA Sunday General Session

Sunday, April 15
8:30 – 10 a.m.

 
 

Roundtables

Saturday, April 14
11 a.m. – noon

The complete list of roundtable topics and facilitators will be available soon.

Consultants on Call

Saturday, April 14–Tuesday, April 17
ASOA Networking Lounge

The complete schedule will be available soon.

BOOST: Business of Ophthalmology Standards

The BOOST track is a selection of ASOA CME-designated courses that provide physicians with essential business education to maximize practice efficiency and profitability.

BOOST courses focus on business topics of interest and value to physicians. This business track features courses that address:

  • Business Management and Strategies
  • Human Resources and Team Work
  • Electronic Health Records and Information Technology
  • Coding and Reimbursement
  • Risk Management and Compliance

The complete schedule of BOOST courses will be available soon.

ASCRS•ASOA Joint Symposium

Sunday, April 15
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Check back for more details on the program and panelists!

 
 
 
 

Writer's Workshop and Luncheon

AE Editorial Advisory Board Bootcamp

Saturday, April 14
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This luncheon and workshop will help attendees with their professional writing skills. Attendees will participate in writing exercises and leave with tools designed to assist in sharing their ideas and insights. Advanced registration required. Fee: $35.

 
 

Administrator Beginner’s Circle (ABC)* Luncheon and Program

Sunday, April 15
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Featuring a panel of experienced administrators who will share their expertise and provide answers to your questions, this luncheon is only open to members of the ABC group. Advanced registration required. Fee: $40.

*Attendance limited to ABC Group members with four years or fewer in ophthalmic practice management. Separate registration and fees apply.


 
 

COE Luncheon and Program

Dale Carnegie Training: Developing Personal Leadership

Monday, April 16
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join fellow COEs for an innovative lunch program presented by Dale Carnegie Training. *Must be a current COE to attend. Advanced registration required. Fee: $55.  

 

COE Exam

Tuesday, April 17
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2018. No on-site registration permitted.-->

*ASOA Annual Meeting registration is required to register for the COE Exam, Writer's Lunch, ABC Lunch and COE Lunch. Separate registration fees apply.



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