Annual Meeting Cancellation Options for Registrants | ASCRS

Annual Meeting Cancellation Options for Registrants

ASCRS offers its members the following options regarding their 2020 Annual Meeting registration fees:

  • Take no action at this time. Give ASCRS the opportunity to fully develop an alternate plan. Once developed, you can determine whether you to wish to simply apply your 2020 registration fees (or a portion thereof, depending on pricing) to this alternate program.
  • Apply 2020 registration fees to the 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting. Simply email and request to apply your fees to the 2021 annual meeting scheduled for April 9-13 in San Francisco, CA. These fees will be considered payment in full; registrants will not be expected to pay any fee increase for the 2021 meeting.
  • Request a refund. Email to request a refund using the subject line, “ASCRS 2020 Refund Request.” Standard ASCRS practice is to impose a $150 handling fee on cancellations. While nominal, this fee will cover some of our costs which are significant at this stage of planning. That said, we recognize times are difficult across the board, so if you feel strongly that you would like to receive a full refund please note accordingly in your refund request. Please allow up to 30 days for the refund to appear on your credit card.
  • Gift your Registration fee to ASCRS:  Like many of you, ASCRS is feeling the financial impact of the Coronavirus. If you would like to support the society and help offset some of the expenses associated with the 2020 meeting, please email  All members donating their registration fees will be acknowledged on our website and in external communications; your generosity is greatly appreciated!

ASCRS sincerely appreciates your patience following the 2020 ASCRS Annual Meeting cancellation. ASCRS is exploring ways to expand our digital suite of offerings to continue to provide you the tools to maintain and expand your clinical knowledge. We fully appreciate the gravity of this situation and the toll it is taking on you personally and professionally and will continue to provide support to help you navigate this uncharted territory.

Our thoughts are with you, your families and your colleagues amidst this unprecedented situation.

Special Thanks to the Following Individuals Who Gifted Their Registration Fees to support ASCRS

Bonnie An Henderson, MD

Past President

Bradford Shingleton, MD

ASCRS member since 1993

David F. Chang, MD

Chair, Foundation - International Initiatives

Douglas Koch, MD

Douglas J. Rhee, MD


Edward J. Holland, MD

Chair, Program Committee

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Medical Editor, EyeWorld

Francis S. Mah, Md

Chair, Cornea Clinical Committee

James V. Mazzo

ASCRS Public Trustee

John Berdahl, MD

Chair, ASCRS Membership Committee

Kerry D. Solomon, MD

Chair, Foundation - Domestic Committee

Kevin M. Miller, MD

Chair, Cataract Clinical Committee

Leon W. Herndon, MD

Chair, Glaucoma Clinical Committee

Nick Mamalis, MD


Parag D. Parekh, MD, MPA

Chair, Government Relations Committee

Richard S. Hoffman, MD


Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

Member at Large

Rohit Parkash, MD

ASCRS member since 2007

Sumit (Sam) Garg, MD

Chair, Young Eye Surgeons Committee

Steve Charles, MD

Chair, Retina Clinical Committee

Terry Kim, MD

Vice President/President Elect

Thomas W. Samuelson, MD

Immediate Past President

Vance Thompson, MD

Chair, Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee

Warren E. Hill, MD

ASCRS Member at Large

William G. Myers, MD

Chair, EyeConnect Committee