Entertainment

Eat, drink, and be merry at one of several celebratory events.

 Experts

Converse with the most experienced leaders in the ophthalmic field and over 300 industry representatives.

 Social

Mingle with your colleagues throughout the day by attending these popular activities and venues.

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Registered attendees for the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress have countless networking opportunities at the conference. There are also a variety of special organized events and locations that are created to foster new and old relationships with your colleagues, consultants, industry representatives, and the leaders of our organizations.

 
 

Entertainment

eyePAC Reception

Friday, May 6
7 – 9 p.m.
The National World War II Museum

Don’t miss your opportunity to visit this top-ranked museum dedicated to one of the most important eras in American history. The National World War 2 Museum—consistently ranked as New Orleans’ top attraction and Trip Advisor’s #3 U.S. museum—features interactive exhibits on all aspects of the war and American life during that time.

2016 eyePAC contributors and their guests will enjoy refreshments in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion amongst aircraft and vehicles from the amphibious landings during war—including D-Day. Guests will also have private access to the rest museum’s exhibits and collection of WWII artifacts. RSVP required for admission. Attendance limited to U.S. Domestic ASCRS Members. Questions: amadson@ascrs.org

Register now.

ASOA Opening General Session

Saturday, May 7
8 – 10 a.m.
Great Hall B&C

As a Hall of Fame international keynote speaker, author, comedian, and world-class guitarist, Mike Rayburn is an inspirational thought leader and one of the most in-demand and unconventional keynote artists in the world. Drawing from his success as an entrepreneur as well as a Carnegie Hall headliner, Mike is a master at increasing profitability and impact by inspiring your team to become possibility thinkers and virtuoso performers…all by daring you to ask the question, “What if…?” Read more about Mike Rayburn.

Musical Performance: MoJEAUX

Saturday, May 7
9:30 a.m.
Great Hall A&D

Get energized before the ASCRS Opening General Session while watching live music by MoJEAUX. Known as the official party band of the New Orleans Saints, the Sugar Bowl, and the BCS Collegiate Championship Series, you won’t want to miss the fun of the band performing their own renditions of New Orleans favorites, R&B, Motown, Oldies, Top 40, Rock, Funk, and Disco hits.

 

Derby Party

Saturday, May 7
4:45 – 6 p.m.
Great Hall A&D

Join your colleagues for a live broadcast of the “most exciting two minutes in sports” at the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The festivities will include a champagne toast and cash bar.

 

 
 

ASOA Celebration

Sunday, May 8
8 p.m. – midnight
Generations Hall, Higgins Drive

Enjoy a night of music, dancing, light refreshments, and fun with your colleagues. Sponsored by CareCredit. Badges required for admission. Questions: asoa@asoa.org

 
 

Experts

 
 

ASOA Bookstore

Thursday, May 5–Tuesday, May 10
Great Hall Foyer

Browse books and publications by the most sought after names in ophthalmology, while grabbing coffee at a nearby beverage kiosk. Take advantage of the special show prices for all displayed publications. Order books in advance through the ASOA Bookstore.

Bookstore Hours

Thursday, May 5
1 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 7–Monday, May 9
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, May 6
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Best-selling author and ophthalmic practice consultant, John B. Pinto, will be at the ASOA bookstore the following dates and times to sign copies of his latest book, Simple: The Inner Game of Ophthalmic Practice Success:

Saturday, May 7
2 – 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 8
10 – 11 a.m.
Monday, May 9
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

 
 

Consultants on Call

Saturday, May 7–Tuesday, May 10
ASOA Networking Lounge
Room 354-355

Receive free consultations from select ASCRS•ASOA consultants during this once a year opportunity. View consultant schedule. Contact ASOA (asoa@asoa.org) to sign up for a time slot.

 
 

ASOA Roundtables

Saturday, May 7
Room 343-344

Brainstorm with colleagues and moderators on a diverse selection of practice management topics. View list of roundtable topics.

YES Roundtable with Experts for Residents and Fellows

Saturday, May 7
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Are you a Resident or Fellow? Participate in the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) roundtables to gain insights from world-renowned surgeons about how to transition into a successful career. Lunch will be provided. Advance registration required for admission.

 

Exhibit Hall

Saturday, May 7–Monday, May 9

Over 300 vendors and consultant companies will be available to help answer questions on every ophthalmic product and service that your practice needs. Use the Exhibitor Locator to select from product and service categories.

 
 

ASCRS Film Festival Reception

Monday, May 9
4:45 – 5:25 p.m.
Great Hall A&D

Meet with colleagues to discuss the film entries before the grand Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Free admission for all attendees. Light refreshments will be provided. Questions: mmartin@ascrs.org

 
 

Social

ABC Reception

Friday, May 6
6 – 7 p.m.
Room 348-349

Are you a new administrator with less than 4 years of experience in ophthalmic practice management? If you’re not already a member of the ABC (Administrator Beginner’s Circle), please contact ASOA to be invited to attend this reception. This event is sponsored by the ASOA Administrator Beginner's Circle (ABC) Task Force, who will also be in attendance to help provide guidance about your new career and to share insights. RSVP required. Questions: asoa@asoa.org

ASCRS•ASOA Gateway

Saturday, May 7–Monday, May 9
Exhibit Hall

Find everything you need for the conference and year-round education through self-service touchscreens and representatives from ASCRS•ASOA, Cornea Society, and EyeWorld at the ASCRS•ASOA Gateway, Booth 701.

 
 

Tesla Giveaway

Monday, May 9
4:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall

Registered attendees may enter to win a 2016 Tesla Model S during the raffle drawing at the Tesla booth in the Exhibit Hall. Entry forms for the Tesla drawing will be available at participating exhibitor booths.

Read the full rules and terms for the ASCRS Tesla Car Drawing.

ASCRS•ASOA Bistro

Saturday, May 7–Monday, May 9
Exhibit Hall

Avoid long lines and meet with colleagues for a hot buffet-style lunch that includes: soups, salads, meat and vegetarian entrees, seasonal vegetables, comfort food sides, assorted beverages, and desserts. Ticket reservations, daily menu previews, and pricing information is now available.

Purchase your Bistro tickets today.

ASOA Networking Lounge

Saturday, May 7–Tuesday, May 10
Room 354-355

Plan your day. Relax with colleagues. Strategize with COEs and Consultants. Partake in light refreshments and daily business card drawings. The lounge will include the following: Career Board, Volunteer Sign-up, Certification Center, and the ASOA Ribbon Check-in.

 
 

YES Connect Lounge

Saturday, May 7–Monday, May 9

Are you a physician with less than 5 years of practice? Visit the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Connect Lounge to learn how ASCRS can help you establish your career. Meet with colleagues, ASCRS leadership, and expand your network. Light refreshments and daily giveaways will be provided.

 

Re-Fresh and Re-Charge Lounge

Saturday, May 7–Monday, May 9
Hall C

Conveniently located in the back of Hall C in the Exhibit Hall, the Re-Fresh and Re-Charge Lounge will offer attendees the chance to charge their tablets, cell phones and other devices while relaxing with colleagues between sessions. Complimentary flavored ice water stations will be available.

 
 

ASOA CareCredit Luncheon

Sunday, May 8
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 356-357

Sponsored by CareCredit, advance registration is required for this luncheon. Questions: asoa@asoa.og

ABC Luncheon

Monday, May 9
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 343-344

Featuring a panel of experienced administrators who will share their expertise and provide answers to your questions, this luncheon is only open to member of the ABC group. Advanced registration required. Fee: $20. Questions: asoa@asoa.org

COE Luncheon

Bringing Fun and a Positive Attitude Back to Work and Life

Monday, May 9
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 348-349

Featuring guest speaker Bruce Wilkinson, this luncheon is open to all current COEs. Fee: $45. Read more about the COE Lunch. Questions: asoa@asoa.org

 
 

Business

ASCRS•ASOA Career Connections Interview Room

Saturday, May 7–Monday, May 9
Room 353

New this year, ASCRS-ASOA is offering attendees an interview room to meet and talk one-on-one with interested candidates for your open positions in a private location during the annual meeting. This room will offer four private interview spaces which can be reserved in advance. On-site reservations will also be welcome if spots are still available. Contact asoa@asoa.org to reserve your spot.

Saturday, May 7
Noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 8
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Monday, May 9
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.