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The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (hereinafter “ASCRS”) will be referred to herein as the “Sponsor.” Those qualified individuals who voluntarily participate in the Sponsor’s drawing agree to the Contest rules and terms stated herein.

The Contest will take place at noon in the exhibit hall of the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Symposium, Monday, May 8, 2017, to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), in Los Angeles, California (the “Conference”).

Participants who receive a specially-numbered ticket either from a participating Conference exhibitor, or from other sources designated by ASCRS in the exhibit hall, or who make a voluntary donation of $50.00 or more to the ASCRS Foundation, and who complete certain required information on the ticket and drop it into a designated drum will have their tickets entered into a drawing to win one grand prize, consisting of a 2017 Tesla automobile selected in advance by ASCRS and placed on display at the LACC. In lieu of the automobile, the winner may instead choose a $30,000 cash prize.

Eligibility for the drawing is limited to those over the age of 18 who are registered Conference attendees with exhibit hall access and who receive a specially-numbered ticket on the floor of the exhibit hall. Guests, sponsor employees, vendors, exhibitors and members of the Press are ineligible to participate. To provide a reasonable chance for all attendees to enter the drawing, no attendee may submit more than five (5) tickets during the course of the Conference. The odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of individuals who participate in the Contest. No purchase is necessary to be entered in the drawing, although a voluntary donation of $50.00 or more may be made to benefit the ASCRS Foundation as a means of obtaining a drawing ticket. Those not wishing to make a donation to benefit the ASCRS Foundation may obtain tickets from exhibitors or through the designated activities at the ASCRS·ASOA Gateway booth and the ASCRS Clinical Survey booth.

A limited number of tickets will be distributed to attendees by participating exhibitors in return for properly completing any questionnaire, survey or other requirement (other than payment) that an exhibitor or ASCRS may set as a condition of receiving a ticket. Tickets will also be distributed at the ASCRS·ASOA Gateway booth to those Conference attendees who have made a $50.00 minimum donation to benefit the ASCRS Foundation during the registration process or at the Conference, and who have registered for the Symposium & Congress prior to December 31, 2016 or who have participated in the touchscreen experience at the ASCRS·ASOA Gateway booth. One ticket per participant will be distributed at the ASCRS Clinical Survey booth to those attendees who have completed the ASCRS Clinical Survey while at the conference.

The winning ticket for the prize will be drawn at the raffle drum located at the rear of the LACC exhibit hall at 12:00pm on Monday, May 8th. The owner of the winning ticket MUST BE PRESENT in person at the raffle drum and must present identification and a matching ticket stub in order to claim the prize. If the winner is not present, tickets will be drawn until a winner who is present at the raffle drum is selected. The prize winner is responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes on their prize.

Additionally, the prize winner must agree to participate in ASCRS marketing photos/videos, social media or printed promotions related to the Contest and to give ASCRS an unlimited, royalty-free, perpetual, world-wide license to use the winner’s likeness in all such promotions, regardless or medium or format.

Neither the Sponsor nor anyone involved in administering or providing prizes for the drawing will have liability for (A) technical malfunctions, including those arising from electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, (B) any damages or losses of any kind caused by any acceptance, possession or use of the prize, or (C) inaccessibility or unavailability of Sponsor’s exhibitor floor in whole or in part for any reason.

By participating in the drawing, the winner agrees that under no circumstances will Sponsor, its affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, agents, or licensees (“Released Parties”) be liable for any form of damages arising out of their participation in the Contest, including but not limited to any injuries that winners or others may suffer while driving or being driven in the 2017 Tesla automobile, and winner and his/her family and heirs further waive any rights to bring any claim against the Released Parties in any forum related to their participation in the Contest.

If for any reason this Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, acts of God, government regulations, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. This Contest is also void where prohibited by law, including in jurisdictions requiring registration, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements or disclosures that are not expressly satisfied by these Contest rules.

Meeting Locations & Dates
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • ASCRS Annual Meeting on Cataract and Refractive Surgery: April 13–17, 2018
  • ASOA Annual Meeting 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 Annual Meeting. Check out this video to view highlights from the conference.