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Technicians & Nurses Program

Saturday, May 6–Monday, May 8
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Download a PDF of the Technicians & Nurses Program.

Attend case-based presentations and Q&A discussions that will address important topics for clinical ophthalmic practices and ASC facilities.

Registration includes:

  • Two concurrent session rooms
  • Basic, Intermediate and Advanced sessions
  • Exhibit Hall entry
  • Networking events
  • Crossover access to attend ASCRS Symposium physician sessions

T&N Tech Talks

Educational Forum for Technicians and Nurses

Friday, May 5
1 – 4:30 p.m.

Download a PDF of the T&N Tech Talks preliminary program.

This educational forum features 10-minute presentations relative to cataract, cornea, glaucoma, pediatric, refractive, retina or supplementary topics submitted by and presented to technicians/nurses/orthoptists/ophthalmic photographers. Audience participation is encouraged through Q&A. A “People’s Choice” ribbon will be awarded at the conclusion to the ‘Most Interesting Presentation’ as voted on by the audience.

ATPO “Train the Trainer” Course

Friday, May 5
1 – 4:30 p.m.

The Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology, Inc. (ATPO) will host a Train the Trainer course, held in conjunction with the ASCRS•ASOA meeting in Los Angeles and the JCAHPO Technicians & Nurses Program. This course will give you the practical skills to create and deliver an effective, engaging training presentation in an ophthalmic environment, with real life strategies to help you deliver with confidence. Whether you train occasionally or full time, one-on-one or in groups, this course will get you started, or bolster the techniques you are already using.


ATPO COA/COT/COMT Review Sessions

Friday, May 5
7:30 a.m. – noon

JCAHPO Certification Examination content areas will be reviewed and discussed in classroom format with the use of a PowerPoint presentation, ending with a question and answer session.

2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

More than 6,000 attendees arrived in Los Angeles May 5–9 for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. Check out this video to view highlights from the conference.