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Thank you for attending the Young Eye Surgeons program. Please check later this summer for 2017 program information.


Programming for Young Eye Surgeons (YES)

ASCRS seeks to meaningfully engage with residents, fellows, and ophthalmologists in their first five years of practice through educational content developed with the young surgeon in mind. Exclusive YES programming includes the following events:

  • Challenging Video Cases for the Young Eye Surgeon Symposium
    Sponsored by the YES Clinical Committee

  • EyeWorld Phaco Fundamentals: Modifying & Advancing Machine Settings for Routine, Complex, and Femto-Phaco Cases

  • Skills Transfer Session for Residents and Fellows

  • Roundtable with the Experts for Residents and Fellows

  • EyeWorld Young Eye Surgeons: Increasing Exposure to Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery & Advanced Premium IOLs for Successful Refractive Outcomes

  • YES Connect Lounge
    YES Giveaway available only in the YES Connect Lounge
    • YES Connect Lounge Meet the Experts
      Friday, May 6
      1 – 2 p.m. Meet the Young Eye Surgeons Clinical Committee Chair Elizabeth Yeu, MD


      Saturday, May 7
      9 – 10 a.m.   Berdine Burger
      Noon – 1 p.m. Social Media Steve Christiansen, MD
      2:30 – 3 p.m. How to prepare for your first day in the OR, alone Himani Goyal, MD
      3 – 4 p.m. How to incorporate toric/multifocal/LACS into one’s practice in the first year
      (Soft skills on how to talk to patients, earn their trust that you are old enough to perform surgeries)
      Ken Lin, MD


      Sunday, May 8
      8:30 – 9 a.m. Meet the Incoming President of ASCRS Kerry Solomon, MD
      9 – 9:30 a.m.   Zackary Zavodni, MD
      9:30 – 10 a.m.   Bryan Lee, MD
      10 – 10:30 a.m. Choosing Academics Jessica Ciralsky, MD
      11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Contract Negotiation John Pinto
      Corinne Wohl
      1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Effective Communication Skills: Tips for Public Speaking, Writing & Publishing Nick Mamalis, MD
      1:30 – 2 p.m.   Jeremy Kieval, MD
      2 – 2:30 p.m. AMT: Who are good candidates? Preeya Gupta, MD
      2:30 – 3 p.m. How to start a solo practice Edwin Chen, MD


      Monday, May 9
      10 a.m. Why I chose academics Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD
      10 a.m. What to look for in disability insurance/life insurance Sam Garg, MD

  • More experts to be announced soon.

Visit the Young Eye Surgeons page for more information.

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

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles will host the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. Eclectic, progressive, trendy, laid back or retro, every neighborhood in L.A. boasts a unique, signature scene.