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Technicians & Nurses

IJCAHPO is the international certifying agency for allied ophthalmic personnel. Certification is available at three levels: assistant, technician, and medical technologist, along with subspecialty certifications available for surgical assisting, ultrasound biometrist, diagnostic sonographer, scribe certification, and corporate assistant.
Further information regarding the Technicians & Nurses Program or IJCAHPO certification is available by calling IJCAHPO at (800) 284-3937 or by visiting

Technicians and Nurses Program

The International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO®) is pleased to sponsor the Technicians & Nurses Program. The 2022 meeting provides unparalleled education specifically designed to meet the needs of allied ophthalmic personal. 

Included in the registration fee for the two and one-half day Clinical and Surgical/ASC program are an additional 2 on-line, on-demand courses. Registrants will receive information on how to access the complimentary on-line courses in May, following the on-site program. 

ASCRS and IJCAHPO will co-sponsor Biometry Learning Labs on Friday, April 22. Two lab sessions will be available (an AM session/and a PM session) to a limited number of attendees. Additional registration and fees apply. 

IJCAHPO will also offer the COA and COT Certification Exam Prep Courses on Friday, April 22. Registration for the main Technicians & Nurses program is separate from the Certification Exam Prep Courses. Attendees must register and pay a fee separate and independent of the main program. Please contact IJCAHPO for registration and details for these optional programs. Additional fees apply. 

For the Technician & Nurses Program, attendees do not register for each course independently. They can choose to attend individual courses from either of the two sessions, each day. There are no individual tickets sold for courses; your badge allows access to any of the courses in this two-track program. 

A joint registration category is available 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 solely for either the ASOA or Technicians & Nurses program will not be allowed to crossover. All registrants in either category are welcome to attend the ASCRS program.  

Continuing Education Credit  
All courses in the Technicians & Nurse Program have been approved for IJCAHPO (Group A) credits. Select courses are approved for CA BRN credit. Credits awarded will appear in the Final Program. A maximum of 16 (IJCAHPO Group A) credits are available for this in-person program. Another 2 (IJCAHPO Group A) credits are available on-demand to the 2022 registered attendees at no extra charge.      

2022 ASCRS Annual Meeting Preview Program

ASCRS Annual Meeting Preview Program is here! This program gives an overview of 2022 Annual Meeting content, other event highlights, CME info, and more.

Flip through the program (or download this PDF version).

2022 Preview Program

Important Health Information

ASCRS is committed to the health and well-being of all meeting attendees, following regulations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health department entities as it pertains to COVID-19.

For more about these efforts, please read the health information webpage and ASCRS’ expectations for meeting participants here


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