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21 Reasons to Attend in 2021

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1. A Return to Live Meetings

No matter the efforts put toward virtual events, there is no substitute for the learning opportunities afforded by a live meeting. The ASCRS Annual Meeting brings back live meetings in 2021 with enhanced safety features.

2. Custom Education

The premier event for essential education, the ASCRS Annual Meeting is a must for all anterior segment surgeons, providing tremendous value for you and your practice.

3. Inspiration

Discover the latest clinical advances and newest techniques to immediately apply to your practice.

4. Network with Colleagues

Connect with thought leaders and reconnect with friends and mentors through unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.

5. Subspecialty Day

Take a deep dive in cornea, refractive, and glaucoma with concentrated education on Friday, July 23 at ASCRS Subspecialty Day. Attendees have access to all three programs.

6. Multiple Learning Formats

Papers, courses, posters, videos, symposia, keynote lectures, and more allow you to customize the educational experience to fit your needs.

7. Expert Faculty

Top thought leaders help you expand and refine your clinical knowledge and skills.

8. A CME Spree

Earn 37 CME credits with multiple learning options at the most relevant meeting focused on the needs of anterior segment surgeons.

9. ASCRS Exhibit Hall

Open for 3 full days, the ASCRS Exhibit Hall features the latest technology, equipment, services, and resources, and allows you to collaborate directly with industry partners.

10. Keynote Speaker Scott Gottlieb, MD

The Sunday General Session will feature Scott Gottlieb, MD, former FDA Commissioner and noted COVID-19 expert. Hear him speak about battling SARS-CoV-2 and his thoughts on the future of the FDA.

11. Inaugural Richard L. Lindstrom Lecture

The Richard L. Lindstrom Lecture was established in 2021 to recognize the exceptional lifetime contributions made by Dr. Lindstrom to ASCRS and ophthalmology. Preceding the lecture, which will be delivered at the Sunday General Session, Dr. Lindstrom will speak about the inaugural honoree.

12. Binkhorst Lecture

The Binkhorst Lecture honors an ophthalmologist who has made significant contributions to anterior segment surgery. Richard Lewis, MD, will give the lecture at the Opening General Session on Saturday.

13. Charles D. Kelman, MD, Innovator's Lecture

The Charles D. Kelman, MD, Innovator’s Lecture recognizes the work of an individual’s contributions to ophthalmic innovation. Attend the Monday General Session to see Steve Slade, MD, deliver this year’s lecture.

14. Skills Transfer Labs

From the fundamentals to the most advanced techniques, Skills Transfer Labs offer one-on-one guidance from expert instructors.

15. ASCRS Tap Room

New in 2021, meet with colleagues and industry partners at the ASCRS Tap Room. Located in the Exhibit Hall, this is a convenient place to have a casual meeting while enjoying a beverage and snack.

16. Roundtable Discussions

Learn and engage in a smaller setting with ASCRS' expert-led roundtable discussions covering all categories of anterior segment surgery.

17. Research and Clinical Studies

Hundreds of papers and posters feature cutting-edge research and real-world clinical experience in all areas of anterior segment surgery.

18. ASCRS Foundation Opportunities

Learn how you can make a difference with the ASCRS Foundation to support physician education and humanitarian cataract surgery for those in need.

19. "Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles" Live

Experience this unique educational platform live in the ASCRS Tap Room as the dynamic duo of Nicole Fram, MD, and Elizabeth Yeu, MD, interview surgeons about their “quicksand” moments and how those challenges helped them evolve.

20. ASOA Practice Management Education

ASOA programming, geared toward practice managers and administrators but relevant to all members of the practice, covers a diverse range of topics including
leadership and strategic management, marketing and business development, risk management and compliance, and more.

21. What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas-Sort of!

Take advantage of this great meeting location and explore the fabulous Las Vegas Strip and its many hotels, shops, restaurants, and performance venues for a complete Vegas experience. But something that won't stay in Vegas are the great clinical and practice management pearls from the meeting that you'll be able to take home and apply immediately to your practice!