For Members of the Media:
Members of the media are welcomed and encouraged to attend the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. We kindly request that all journalists pre-register. Registered media will have full access to all the resources in the Media Lab, including material from exhibitors, press kits, special meeting information, and ASCRS•ASOA programming material and updates.
Exhibitors may issue press releases regarding their products, data or other proprietary information available in the exhibit hall. They may also reference the fact that they are exhibiting at the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Symposium & Congress and that sessions at the meeting will provide additional data or information about their products or services. However, no company shall describe the presentation of data or information at the meeting in such a way as to imply an endorsement by ASCRS. Specifically, words such as “featured” or “showcased” must be avoided as an example. Furthermore, no company shall issue a release listing by name official ASCRS•ASOA meeting content, programming, educational sessions or other presentations.
Any press release referencing an exhibitor’s participation in the meeting must also include the following disclaimer:
All educational content of the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Symposium & Congress is planned by its program committee, and ASCRS•ASOA does not endorse, promote, approve, or recommend the use of any products, devices, or services.
The use of the ASCRS•ASOA logo is NOT permitted. Improper press releases will result in a Priority Point penalty.
Exhibitors may place press releases and other press information in the ASCRS•ASOA Press Room on-site. Materials can be dropped off during Press Room hours and placed on the provided racks. Other than dropping off materials, access to the Press Room is limited to registered members of the media.
To register or obtain an advance media kit, please contact:
Marketing and Communications
4000 Legato Road, Suite 700
Fairfax, VA 22033
Meeting Locations & Dates
- Walter E. Washington Convention Center
- ASCRS Symposium on Cataract and Refractive Surgery: April 13–17, 2018
- ASOA Congress on Ophthalmic Practice Management: April 13–17, 2018
- Technicians & Nurses Program: April 14–17, 2018
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.