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Special Joint ASCRS•ASOA Government Relations General Session

Tom Coburn, MD
Friday, May 5
5 – 6 p.m.

Highly regarded for his direct and down-to-earth approach, Sen. Coburn will focus on “What’s Killing Healthcare” during his address. With his extensive background in healthcare and politics, along with his personal experience as both physician and patient, he will provide critical insight into American healthcare policy as he discusses our broken healthcare system and will offer his perspective on how to fix it.

A former Republican Senator from Oklahoma, Dr. Coburn served in the Senate from 2005 to 2015. He also represented Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1995 to 2001, and was the first Republican to hold that seat for consecutive terms. During his tenure in Congress, he served on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, played a central role in Medicare and healthcare debates, and worked with ASCRS and the Patient Access Coalition on a patients’ bill of rights.



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.