Continuing Medical Education 

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 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 this CME activity.

Educational Objectives

Ophthalmologists attending the ASCRS 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

 

Practice management staff attending the ASOA Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss various aspects of business management and integrate adjustments to practices as necessary
  • Describe and implement adjustments to policies and procedures related to human resources management
  • Assess leadership qualities and practices and apply concepts
  • Evaluate current practice marketing campaigns and efforts and recommend improvements where possible
  • Describe advancements in electronic health records and Health Information Technologies
  • Summarize the latest compliance and coding updates

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 38 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 onsite to be verified as eligible for credit.

Self-Assessment Credit

ASCRS will be applying for Self-Assessment Credit with the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) for some of its educational sessions.  Detailed information will be posted as it becomes available.

ASOA Continuing Education Credit

ASOA offers various continuing education credits for its 2019 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.


Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Photographers Society and American Orthoptic Council (IJCAHPO/OPS/AOC).

Application will be made for IJCAHPO/OPS/AOC continuing education credits for the Technicians & Nurses Program, as well as the Friday “Tech Talks” optional program. IJCAHPO is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13516, for Contact Hours. All attendees seeking IJCAHPO/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.

Claim CME/CE Credits

Computers with internet access will be available onsite so attendees can evaluate ASCRS and/or ASOA programs online through the Claim CME/CE Credit Stations. When the evaluation is complete, a copy of the certificate for continuing education credits/hours for that day can be printed. If attendees do not complete the evaluations during the meeting, they will have the opportunity to complete them at home.

Technicians & Nurse Programs: Claim IJCAHPO Credits

For the Technicians & Nurse Programs, paper-based evaluations will be given at the beginning of the course. IJCAHPO credits are processed and claimed directly through IJCAHPO.

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.

 

2019 ASCRS SUBSPECIALTY DAY

ASCRS Refractive Day

Continuing Medical Education

Target Audience

Comprehensive ophthalmologists; refractive, cataract and corneal surgeons who are performing cataract and refractive surgery.

Educational Objectives

  • Appropriate preoperative refractive surgery screening and evaluation of the efficacy of treatment options to improve surgical outcomes.   
  • Analyze the role of advanced technology within refractive cornea and lens-based surgery.
  • Incorporate alternative or new approaches to reduce risks and complications.
  • Evidenced based evaluation of lens-based treatment options to maximize patient outcomes.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 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.

Designation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 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 Credits™.

Claim CME/CE Credits

Computers with internet access will be available onsite so attendees can evaluate the 2019 Refractive Day Program online through the Claim CME/CE Credit Stations. When the evaluation is complete, a copy of the certificate for continuing education credits/hours for that day can be printed. If attendees do not complete the evaluation during the meeting, they will have the opportunity to complete them at home.

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.

 

Cornea Day

Continuing Medical Education

Target Audience

Practicing ophthalmologists who care for patients with corneal-related conditions.

Educational Objectives

  • Evaluate how to integrate crosslinking into practice.
  • Compare and contrast modalities for ocular surface reconstruction.
  • Implement strategies to identify and efficiently manage patients with ocular surface disease/dry eye disease preoperatively.
  • Compare and contrast new advances in dry eye disease.
  • Incorporate methods and pearls to successfully perform anterior segment surgery with concurrent corneal disease.
  • Implement strategies to transition from DSAEK to DMEK.
  • Analyze the indications and surgical techniques for newer forms of lamellar keratoplasty

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 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.

Designation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 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 Credits™.

Claim CME/CE Credits

Computers with internet access will be available onsite so attendees can evaluate the 2019 Cornea Day Program online through the Claim CME/CE Credit Stations. When the evaluation is complete, a copy of the certificate for continuing education credits/hours for that day can be printed. If attendees do not complete the evaluation during the meeting, they will have the opportunity to complete them at home.

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.

 

ASCRS Glaucoma Day

Continuing Medical Education

Target Audience

Practicing ophthalmologists who care for patients with glaucoma and related disorders.

Educational Objectives

  • Effectively evaluate current and new diagnostic testing modalities to assist in the early diagnosis of the glaucoma patient and glaucoma suspect as well as disease progression.
  • Make treatment decisions using evidence-based recommendations regarding the use of medical and laser therapies for the treatment of glaucoma.
  • Evaluate best phacoemulsification treatment options and considerations for patients with complex, pre-existing and advance glaucoma.
  • Compare recent and emerging microinvasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) options.
  • Integrate pearls to improve glaucoma surgical outcomes.
  • Implement strategies to manage glaucoma surgical challenges.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 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.

Designation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 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 Credits™.

Claim CME/CE Credits

Computers with internet access will be available onsite so attendees can evaluate the 2019 Glaucoma Day Program online through the Claim CME/CE Credit Stations. When the evaluation is complete, a copy of the certificate for continuing education credits/hours for that day can be printed. If attendees do not complete the evaluation during the meeting, they will have the opportunity to complete them at home.

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.