The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASCRS•ASOA) have announced that the 2015 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress will be held jointly with the Latin American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons [ALACCSA-R (LASCRS)]. The joint meeting will be held from April 17-21, 2015 in San Diego, California. Housing is now available—receive the best rates on your preferred hotel by booking through OnPeak.
“ASCRS is a truly international organization. As many as 40 percent of our membership come from countries around the world, and about 50 percent of those who attend the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress are from countries other than the U.S.,” said ASCRS President Richard A. Lewis, MD. “This is an exciting and powerful partnership that will be sure to help advance our profession. ASCRS continues to build international alliances as part of our effort to deliver quality eye care around the world and here in the U.S.”
“ALACCSA-R (LASCRS) is honored to be joining ASCRS in this joint program,” said William De La Peña, Chairman of the ALACCSA-R (LASCRS) Board of Directors. “This is a true sign of the strong and lasting relationship between our two societies who have worked together for many years. We will do our best to bring the best of the Latin American Ophthalmology which has been characterized by innovative techniques and procedures.”
La Asociación Latinoamericana de Cirujanos de Catarata, Córnea y Segmento Anterior/Latin American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons [ALACCSA-R (LASCRS)] was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit entity whose sole purpose is to expose ophthalmologists to the latest scientific and technological advances in anterior segment surgery. ALACCSA-R (LASCRS) is the only organization that represents all of Latin America in our sub-specialty and has acted in that position in joint activities with ASCRS, ESCRS, APASCRS and the PAAO. Characterized by high scientific quality, internationally-recognized faculty and the attendance of thousands of ophthalmologists in our specialty, ALACCSA-R (LASCRS) offers several educational meetings year-round.
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