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    ASCRS hits ‘La La Land’ for 2017 annual meeting

    Anterior segment specialists gear up for key lecture with astronaut Scott Kelly



    Other meeting highlights

    The Opening General Session

    The Opening General Session will be held Saturday, May 6, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. The welcome will be given by ASCRS Program Chair Edward J. Holland, MD, followed by the Presidents’ Addresses. Kerry D. Solomon, MD, will give the outgoing address and Bonnie An Henderson, MD, will give the incoming address. The Binkhorst Lecture, “Cataract Surgery in Small Pupils: Building The Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” will be given by Boris Malyugin, MD, PhD, during this session. Dr. Malyugin is a professor of ophthalmology at the European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology and is a board member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

    Honored guests at the session will be Luther Fry, MD, (ASCRS) and Y.C. Lee, MD (APACRS). Inductees into the ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame Ceremony also will be honored. These include Karl Koller, MD, (deceased) and Gullapalli Rao, MD (India).

    An ASCRS Foundation update also will be given at the opening session.

    •  In addition to Kelly’s presentation, The Sunday Summit will include a segment on “50 Years of Phaco: Origins, Obstacles and Acceptance.” This will be moderated by Dr. Holland.
    •  The Innovators General Session, set for Monday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., will include the 2017 Charles D. Kelman, MD, Innovator’s Lecture. “Overcoming Resistance: Making Glaucoma a Surgical Disease” will be given by Reay H. Brown, MD.
    •  The Best of ASCRS 2017 General Session will be held Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This wrap-up session will highlight some of the most interesting papers from the annual meeting.


    Pre-meeting programming

    Several specialized programs are offered before the official start of the meeting. Separate registration is required.

    On Friday, May 5, three full-day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) programs include:

    •  ASCRS Glaucoma Day: Topics scheduled for this event include “Special Considerations for Phacoemulsification in Patients with Pre-Existing Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Medications and Lasers: Practical Concepts for Enhancing Glaucoma Care,” and “Making Sense of the MIGS Revolution: A Practical Guide to the Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma.” The 2017 Stephen A. Obstbaum, MD, Honored Lecture, “The Holy Grail: Monitoring IOP 24/7,” will be given by Marlene R. Moster, MD. Glaucoma Day is sponsored by the ASCRS Glaucoma Clinical Committee.


    •  ASCRS Refractive Day: Topics for this day will include cornea refractive surgery, refractive cataract surgery, and refractive lens surgery. The Steinert Refractive Lecture, “Challenges in IOL Calculations with Post-Op and Ectatic Cornea,” will be given by Douglas D. Koch, MD. Refractive Day is sponsored by the ASCRS Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee.


    •  Cornea Day: This event, sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee and the Cornea Society, will provide an overview of anterior segment surgery and corneal issues in cataract and refractive surgery. Topics include corneal controversies and complications in cataract and refractive surgery, cornea ectatic and ocular surface dilemmas, and cutting-edge corneal surgery.
    •  Practice Management: A half-day practice management program, The John Pinto Intensive Program for Surgeons: Regaining Control Over Your Practice’s Business Affairs, also will be held on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. This program promises to address pressing and practical aspects of ophthalmic practice management from the ophthalmologist’s perspective.

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