Sunday Summit Science, Medicine and Technology Lecture to Feature Astronaut Scott Kelly

On Sunday, May 7, astronaut Scott Kelly will deliver the Science, Medicine and Technology Lecture at the Sunday Summit General Session during the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress.

During his lecture, Mr. Kelly will discuss his year in space and will share lessons on leadership and teamwork, personal stories of perseverance and the path that led him to secure his place in history.

ASCRS Advocacy Prompts CMS to Release Additional Information Related to ICD-10 Code Change Impact on 2016 PQRS; CMS Urges Physicians to Report as Much Data as Possible

This afternoon, CMS released additional information regarding how the agency will determine if physicians whose 2016 PQRS reporting is impacted by the updates to ICD-10 codes will receive a penalty. As we reported previously, CMS announced in December that any physician who does not successfully meet PQRS solely due to the code updates that went into effect October 1, 2016 will not be penalized.

Important Notice Regarding Registration and Housing

Convention Data Services (CDS) and onPeak – the only officially-endorsed service providers for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress

When registering for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, be sure to do so through official ASCRS•ASOA endorsed vendors. We have received reports that other companies – not affiliated with ASCRS or ASOA – are posing as official registration and travel vendors.

Are You Ready for MACRA?

It’s Not Too Late to Get the MACRA Training You Need to Succeed!

Did you miss the most recent ASOA Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) training session held in November? If so, ASOA is offering two additional MACRA training opportunities to get the information and tools you need to meet the challenges and regulatory requirements of MACRA – the biggest change in Medicare physician payment in more than 20 years.

MACRA All-Access Digital Pass – Coming Soon!

Register Now to Hear from Top Experts at the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress

When you register to attend the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, you open the door to exclusive and groundbreaking education presented by some of the world’s most renowned experts during the meetings general sessions. Don’t forget – register by Saturday, Dec. 31, and you will receive an entry into the Tesla drawing, which will be held on Monday, May 8 at noon. The 2017 annual meeting is being held in Los Angeles, May 5-9.

ASCRS Foundation Research Grant and Resident Excellence Award Applications Due Dec. 31

The ASCRS Foundation will again offer ten $1,000 Resident Excellence Awards to enable ophthalmology residents exhibiting exemplary performance to attend the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in Los Angeles, CA. The categories for consideration include research, patient care, leadership and education.

The 2017 Resident Excellence Award includes: