Advocacy Day centers on a series of government relations events aimed at increasing membership engagement in ASCRS’s year-round advocacy efforts.
Special Joint ASCRS•ASOA Government Relations General Session featuring Senator Tom Coburn, MD
This special joint government relations session will be held from 5–6 p.m., and will feature Tom Coburn, MD, former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. Sen. Coburn will focus on “What’s Killing Healthcare” during his address. With his extensive background in healthcare and politics, along with his personal experience as both physician and patient, he will provide critical insight into American healthcare policy as he discusses our broken healthcare system and will offer his perspective on how to fix it.
2017 eyePAC Reception
From 7–9 p.m., eyePAC contributors will be recognized and celebrated at the eyePAC Reception. eyePAC is ASCRS’ voluntary, nonpartisan Political Action Committee. The event will be held at the extraordinary Grammy Museum. Invited attendees will have private access to the museum’s four floors of cutting-edge exhibits, interactive experiences, and films! The Third Floor Gallery includes an interactive space that features the “Roland LIVE” room, where guests will have a chance to perform on stage. RSVP is required for this event.
Young Eye Surgeons (YES) eyePAC Reception
ASCRS eyePAC will be hosting a special reception exclusively for ASCRS YES members on Saturday, May 6, 6–7:30 p.m. in the YES Connect Lounge at the Los Angeles Convention Center. YES members who contribute to eyePAC will have the opportunity to network with ASCRS leadership and learn more about eyePAC, as well as how to get involved in ASCRS advocacy efforts.
If you are interested in either of the eyePAC receptions, or have questions, you can contact the ASCRS PAC and Grassroots Manager Tami O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full program information can be found at AnnualMeeting.ASCRS.org. Register today for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress, being held May 5-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.