ASCRS Film Festival Winners to be announced at Annual Meeting

FAIRFAX -- The winners of the 2013 ASCRS Film Festival will be announced during the ASCRS/ASOA Symposium and Congress in San Francisco.

During the meeting, attendees can view over 180 videos entered in the film festival on their mobile devices and at film and poster kiosks.

Entries are submitted in the following categories: Cataract Complications, Cataract/ Implant Surgery, Glaucoma Surgery, In-house Productions, Instruments and Devices/IOLs, New Producer, New Techniques, Quality Teaching, Refractive/Cornea Surgery and Special Interest.

CorneaEd Program Reshaping Ophthalmic Education Worldwide

FAIRFAX -- The Cornea Society, in partnership with the Asia Cornea Society (ACS), has launched a new ophthalmic education initiative to enhance and supplement cornea knowledge across the world.

CorneaEd, an online database of formal and informal fellowship training programs and observerships and surgical training attachments available in the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region, will allow young physicians to learn about and potentially experience training programs in other countries.

True Innovator in Ophthalmology to Headline in San Francisco

FAIRFAX -- Richard Mackool, MD, the Director of The Mackool Eye Institute, will deliver the Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s Lecture at the 2013 Annual ASCRS-ASOA Symposium and Congress in San Francisco.

Mackool, the innovator behind many cataract surgical techniques and instruments currently used today, will present this year’s lecture, titled “Humans, Happiness, and the Wonder of New.”

Learn How to "Love" EMR During Joint ASOA Presentation

FAIRFAX -- The use and usefulness of electronic medical records (EMR) will be discussed at the Annual ASCRS-ASOA Symposium and Congress in San Francisco.

One highlight will be a joint ASCRS-ASOA symposium and will feature a panel of two physicians and two administrators.  This joint symposium is scheduled for Sunday, April 21, 2013, 1:00-2:30 pm at the Moscone Center.

ASCRS Member Honored by President Obama

FAIRFAX -- President Barack Obama has awarded ASCRS Member and LASIK eye surgery inventor Gholam Peyman, MD, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor bestowed on an American innovator.

Peyman, a professor of Optical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Arizona College of Medicine –Phoenix, is among 12 researchers to receive the honor.

Two Harvard Medical School Faculty to Deliver 2013 ASCRS Science and Medicine Lecture

FAIRFAX -- Two well-known authors and members of the Harvard Medical School faculty will co-deliver the important annual Science and Medicine Lecture at the ASCRS/ASOA Annual Symposium and Congress this April in San Francisco. Jerome Groopman, MD, and Pamela Hartzband, MD, will deliver the lecture, titled “When Experts Disagree: A New Approach to Medical Decision Making,” on Sunday, April 21, at 10:00 am during the Open General Session.

ASCRS Residents and Fellows offered free trip to Annual Meeting and Symposium in San Francisco

FAIRFAX -- Ten lucky ophthalmology residents can win a free trip to the 2013 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium in San Francisco, California.

The ASCRS Foundation is offering ten $1,000 awards to exemplary residents. The categories for consideration include research, patient care, leadership and education.

The 2013 Resident Excellence Award winners will receive:

·       A $1,000 grant to fund travel to the ASCRS Annual Symposium, April 20-23, 2013, in San Francisco, California