ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress

This annual meeting provides high-quality, education for anterior segment specialists, practice managers, and ophthalmic technicians and nurses.

 Cornea Day

This one-day cornea meeting is geared towards the practicing ophthalmologist with an interest in comprehensive ophthalmology, anterior segment surgery and corneal disease.

 ASCRS GLAUCOMA DAY

What comprehensive ophthalmologists and anterior segment surgeons need to know about glaucoma management.

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ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress

Attendee Registration

For questions about registration:

ASCRS@xpressreg.net
(800) 748-5064 (domestic)
(508) 743- 0538 (international)
Call center is available from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

Registration Fees

Includes badge, printed program, all sessions and regular courses, entrance to the Exhibit Hall, ASOA Celebration, and the Film Festival Awards Ceremony.

There are separate fees to register for the ASOA Workshops, ATPO COA/COT/COMT Review, COE Review, COE Exam, ASCRS Glaucoma Day, Cornea Day, and ASCRS Skills Transfer Sessions.

Registrants of the ASCRS and ASOA programs are welcome to attend either or both Symposium and Congress programs. The 2016 meeting will also include a joint registration category for those interested in attending both the ASOA and Technicians & Nurses programs.

 
 

CATEGORIES

Category #

Tier 1 – 12/2/15- 2/18/16

Tier 2 – 2/19/16 - 4/21/16

Tier 3 – After 4/22/16

ASCRS Domestic Member*

1

$940

$1,100

$1,260

ASCRS International Member*

2

$835

$995

$1,155

Domestic Resident/Fellow

3

COMPLIMENTARY

International Resident/Fellow*

4

$220

$270

$320

Young Physician* (Domestic Only)

5

$220

$280

$340

Corporate

6

$1,045

$1,525

$1,995

ASOA Member*

7

$425

$475

$525

ASOA Nonmember

8

$600

$650

$700

Technicians & Nurses

9

$495

$495

$595

Joint ASOA/Technicians & Nurses

10

$650

$700

$750

Integrated Eyecare Optometrist

11

$525

$625

$725

Physician’s Assistant

12

$525

$625

$725

Guest

13

$180

180

$180

*  Membership Dues must be current.

† International Resident/Fellow must pay international member dues.

‡ The joint registration category is for those interested in attending both the ASOA and Technicians & Nurses programs. Crossover between the ASOA and Technicians & Nurses programs will be permitted to those registered in the joint registration category only. Those registered for either the ASOA or Technicians & Nurses program will not be allowed to go between the two programs. Registrants of either category are permitted to attend ASCRS courses/paper sessions/symposia. For planning purposes, approximate walking time between ASOA and T&N classrooms in 5 to 10 minutes.

Registration Categories

  • ASCRS Member: An MD, PhD, or DO who is a current member of ASCRS. Registration fee does not include annual membership dues. (Note: An MD, PhD, or DO who is a member of ASOA only must join ASCRS and pay appropriate membership dues.)
  • Resident/Fellow: An MD or DO who is currently in a residency or fellowship program. A current letter of verification from department chairperson or fellowship sponsor must accompany the registration along with a picture ID that includes proof of date of birth. The maximum age limit for a resident/fellow is 35 years old. Letters and credentials, which will be verified, can be faxed along with your registration to (703) 434-3004. Your registration will not be complete until your residency/fellowship documentation has been received and approved. All residency/ fellowship documentation must be received by April 15, 2016, to be eligible for the discounted rate.
  • Young Physician: A domestic MD or DO who is in the first two years of practice. To be eligible, an ophthalmologist must have been an ASCRS Resident/Fellow member and become a Young Physician Member immediately upon completion of training.
  • Corporate/Other: Manufacturers and other corporate personnel who do not have exhibit space but wish to attend the Symposium and Congress. NO solicitation is permitted. This includes attendees who plan on attending the exhibit hall only. Physicians cannot register in this category.
  • ASOA Member: Office administrator or other who is a current Professional (Domestic & International), Consultant or Vendor member of ASOA. Specialty Staff members and Trial members will need to upgrade to a full membership in order to register in this category. Physicians cannot register in this category
  • ASOA Nonmember: Office nonclinical staff who are not current members of ASOA. ASOA Specialty Staff members and Trial members may also register in this category if they do not wish to upgrade their membership. Physicians cannot register in this category.
  • Technicians & Nurses: Ophthalmic assistants, technicians, technologists and nurses program. Physicians cannot register in this category.
  • Integrated Eyecare Optometrists: Optometrists (ODs) can register under this category only and must certify one of the following:
    • Employed by an ophthalmologist
    • Employed by a medical school (not a college of optometry)
    • Employed by a managed-care provider
    • Employed by the military
    • Employed by industry/manufacturer
    • Employed by a corporate center (TLC, LCA, etc.)

    Attendance at or participation in ASCRS Symposium and ASOA Congress programs, events, courses, presentations or other activities does not qualify an optometrist to perform surgery, does not qualify as continuing medical education, and does not justify claims to surgical expertise or licensure.

  • Guests: Guests 21 years of age and over are required to pay a registration fee. Fee includes badge, printed program, entrance into the exhibit hall, ASOA Party and the Film Festival Awards Ceremony. This badge is limited to spouse, guest, relative, or other individual accompanying an ASCRS or ASOA member. Members, potential members, or staff will not be considered under the spouse/guest registration category. Physicians/ASCRS•ASOA members cannot register in this category. (Entrance into sessions/courses is not included.)

Annual Membership Dues

The registration fee does not include annual membership dues.

NOTE: To receive the discounted registration rates, membership dues must be current through May 31, 2016. New or renewing ASCRS or ASOA members, please add corresponding membership dues. Membership continues for one year from the date that you join either ASCRS or ASOA.

ASCRS Domestic Membership$495
ASCRS Domestic Resident/FellowComplimentary
ASCRS International $295
ASOA Domestic/International $295
ASOA Consultant/Vendor $375

For your membership expiration date, log into your online account or call our office at (703) 591-2220.

Badge Information

Badges and meeting materials will not be mailed. Please bring your confirmation email with you on site to retrieve your badge.

All lost badges are subject to $180 badge reprint fee.

Payment

Registrations received without payment will not be processed.

Payment (in U.S. funds) can be made by personal check, bank draft, wire transfer, travelers check, VISA, AMEX, MasterCard or Discover.

Note: Bank processing fees for wire transfers or bank drafts must be included in the payment for completion of registration. All funds must be received by April 15, 2016 or you must register and pay on site.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be in writing and received no later than April 15, 2016. A handling fee of $150 will be deducted from each canceled registration. The membership portion of the registration New/Renew fee is nonrefundable. No refunds will be given after April 15, 2016.

 
 

Cornea Day

Jointly sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee and the Cornea Society

Attendee fee includes badge, printed program, breakfast, lunch, breaks, admittance to the joint ASCRS Glaucoma Day/Cornea Day Exhibit Hall and all cornea sessions on Friday, May 6, 2016. Registration fee does not include membership dues.

Visit the Cornea Day website for more information.

Categories Category # Tier 1- 12/2/15–2/18/16 Tier 2- 2/19/16–4/21/16 Tier 3- After 4/21/16
PHYSICIAN/PhD: ASCRS MEMBER OR NONMEMBER A $425 $475 $525
DOMESTIC RESIDENT/FELLOW CComplimentary
INTERNATIONAL RESIDENT/FELLOW D $220 $270 $320
STAFF E $205 $260 $310
CORPORATE F $625 $625 $650
  • Cornea Day Physician/PhD: ASCRS Member or Nonmember: MD, PhD, or DO who is a current member in good standing with ASCRS and may or may not be a member of the Cornea Society. There is no distinction between member and nonmember of the Cornea Society in regard to attendee payment.
  • Cornea Day Resident/Fellow: An MD or DO who is currently in a residency or fellowship program. A current letter of verification from department chairperson or fellowship sponsor along with a picture ID that includes proof of date of birth must accompany this registration. The maximum age limit for a resident/fellow is 35 years old. Letters and credentials, which will be verified, can be faxed along with your registration to (703) 434-3004. Your registration will not be complete until your residency/fellowship documentation has been received and approved. All residency/fellowship documentation must be received by April 15, 2016 to be eligible for the discounted rate.
  • Cornea Day Staff: COA, COT, COMT, RN, administrative staff. Physicians cannot register in this category.
  • Cornea Day Corporate: Manufacturers and other corporate personnel who wish to attend ASCRS Cornea Day 2016. No solicitation is permitted. Physicians cannot register in this category.
 
 

ASCRS Glaucoma Day

Sponsored by the ASCRS Glaucoma Clinical Committee

Attendee fee includes badge, printed program, breakfast, lunch, breaks, admittance to the joint ASCRS Glaucoma Day/Cornea Day Exhibit Hall and all glaucoma sessions on May 6, 2016. Registration fee does not include membership dues.

Visit the ASCRS Glaucoma Day website for more information.

Categories Category # Tier 1- 12/2/15–2/18/16 Tier 2- 2/19/16–4/21/16 Tier 3- After 4/21/16
PHYSICIAN/PhD: ASCRS MEMBER OR NONMEMBERG $425 $475 $525
DOMESTIC RESIDENT/FELLOWIComplimentary
INTERNATIONAL RESIDENT/FELLOWJ $220 $270 $320
STAFFK $205 $260 $310
CORPORATEL $625 $625 $650
  • Glaucoma Physician/PhD:
    ASCRS Member or Nonmember:
    MD, PhD, or DO who is or is not a current member in good standing with ASCRS.
  • Glaucoma Resident/Fellow: An MD or DO who is currently in a residency or fellowship program. A current letter of verification from department chairperson or fellowship sponsor along with a picture ID that includes proof of date of birth must accompany this registration. The maximum age limit for a resident/fellow is 35 years old. Letters and credentials, which will be verified, can be faxed along with your registration to (703) 434-3004. Your registration will not be complete until your residency/fellowship documentation has been received and approved. All residency/fellowship documentation must be received by April 15, 2016, to be eligible for the discounted rate.
  • Glaucoma Day Staff: COA, COT, COMT, RN, administrative staff. Physicians cannot register in this category.
  • Glaucoma Corporate: Manufacturers and other corporate personnel who wish to attend ASCRS Glaucoma Day 2016. NO solicitation is permitted. Physicians cannot register in this category.
 
 

Meeting Schedule

Download the Registration and Housing book for the 2016 annual meeting and view the tentative meeting schedule, important deadlines, registration info, and more.



Meeting Schedule

 

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