CME Mission Statement
ASCRS’ continuing medical education mission is to improve the competence of ophthalmologists/anterior segment surgeons by offering an avenue for the presentation and discussion of innovative techniques and technologies and fostering an open environment where current practices are presented and questions and improvements in patient care are continually sought.
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of the CME activity.
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates the ASCRS and ASOA Programs within the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are valid for recognition by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians can claim CME credit up to the maximum listed above for attending the Physicians Program (ASCRS), including scientific films and posters on-demand, scientific papers, courses, symposia and general sessions). Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses, and guests are not eligible for CME credits. Note: All attendees must have their badges visit a badge verification station to be eligible to claim credits and evaluate the program.
ASCRS Annual Meeting Educational Objectives
Upon completion of the ASCRS Annual Meeting, participants should be able to:
- Recognize and discuss current and advanced treatment strategies for anterior segment surgery, and corneal, glaucoma and retinal conditions.
- Identify the latest developments and advances in techniques and technology within anterior segment surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology.
- Identify complicating factors in anterior segment surgery and develop appropriate treatment plans.
- Practice hands on surgical skills and techniques in Skills Transfer Labs.
- Examine external legislative issues and internal business practice issues affecting the field of ophthalmology.
Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations
The ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting may include presentations on drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wished to use in clinical practice.
ASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of the uses, products, or techniques presented.
Disclosure of Financial Interest
All faculty members are required to disclose whether they, or their spouses, have any financial interest (or lack thereof) from the past 24 months with a company that produces, markets, resells or distribute ophthalmic products or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Faculty members are also required to disclose such information verbally and on their first slide.
ASCRS considers presenting authors, no co-authors, to be in control of the educational content. As a professional courtesy, ASCRS acknowledges co-authors and all people contributing to the research, regardless of CME control of the live presentation of that content. Though they are acknowledged, co-authors do not have control of the CME content and their disclosures are not published or resolved.
It is an ASCRS requirement that all presenters disclose on the first slide and verbally at the beginning of any presentation whether they have any relevant financial interests from the past 24 months. Presenters are expected to give a fair and balanced presentation.
Control of Content
ASCRS considers the following to be in control of CME educational content:
- Planners, presenters, moderators and panelists for General Sessions and Symposia
- Lead instructors and co-instructors for instructional courses
- Lead authors/presenters of scientific papers
- Lead authors of scientific posters
- Lead creators/presenters of scientific films
- Leaders of Expert Roundtable Sessions
CME Credit Questions
Attendees can claim credits onsite at the Education Hub stations or through the ASCRS ASOA Meeting App.
Send questions on CME credit claiming to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASOA Continuing Education Credits
At the conclusion of the program, ASOA Annual Meeting attendees will be able to:
- Discuss various aspects of business management and integrate adjustments to practices as necessary
- Describe and implement adjustments to policies and procedures related to human resources management
- Assess leadership qualities and practices and apply concepts
- Evaluate current practice marketing campaigns and efforts and recommend improvements where possible
- Describe advancements in electronic health records and health information technologies
- Summarize the latest compliance and coding updates
Continuing Education Credit
ASOA designates this activity for a maximum of 19.5 credits COE and 16.5 CME. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ASOA offers various continuing education credits for its 2023 program:
Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE)
Attendees: The ASOA Annual Meeting qualifies for COE Category A credits. All attendees seeking COE credits MUST be registered for the ASOA program or the Joint ASOA/Technicians & Nurses program.
Speakers: ASOA designates this activity for a maximum of 19.5 COE Category C credits.
Attendees registered as exhibitors and guests may not claim education credits for this program.
Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations
The ASCRS Annual Meeting may include presentations on drugs or devices or uses of drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of the uses, products or techniques presented.