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Apr 2018
Apr 2018


Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place Washington , District of Columbia 20001
Tel: (202) 249-3217
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2018 ASCRS-ASOA Symposium & Congress - American Society Of Cataract And Refractive Surgery / American Society Of Ophthalmic Administrators






$430 - $2,700


Event Overview:

The 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting – the largest U.S. meeting for anterior segment specialists, practice management staff, and ophthalmic technicians and nurses – is coming to the nation’s capital, April 13-17, 2018!

Register for this highly-anticipated event and gain access to:

  • Exclusive programming only available at the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting.
  • Specialized education for every member of your practice.
  • Cross-functional team learning opportunities that provide your full staff (physicians, practice management staff, technicians and nurses) with a holistic view of patient care and business building opportunities.
  • Valuable and engaging general sessions and world-renowned keynote speakers.
  • Interactive educational sessions with practical information you can apply immediately in your practice.
  • A variety of learning experiences from innovative symposia and paper presentations to practical instructional courses and hands-on skills transfer sessions*.
  • The most updated industry-related government relations briefings.
  • A world-class exhibit hall featuring more than 300 industry exhibitors representing a variety of products and services including the new Industry Spotlight Theater.
  • Networking opportunities of every variety including receptions, attendee lounges and more.
  • Exciting entertainment events such as the Friday Night DJ Party, the ASCRS Saturday Night Party and the Sunday Night ASOA Celebration.

You are also able to tailor your meeting experience by freely choosing which educational offerings to attend while on site, making the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting a truly unique and personalized event.

And, get a jumpstart on your  ophthalmic education by attending ASCRS Subspecialty Day* on Friday, April 13: ASCRS Refractive Day, ASCRS Glaucoma Day, Cornea Day, Registration for Subspecialty Day includes access to all three programs. For business-related education, register for one of the ASOA Workshops*. Additional programming options for Friday include T&N Tech Talks and Skills Transfer sessions.

Don’t miss your chance to learn directly from the world’s thought leaders in ophthalmology, broaden your networking connections, and return with the practical tools needed to improve your practice.

Attendee Information:

Your single registration fee includes unlimited crossover access to over 1,300 ASCRS and ASOA educational presentations (CME- and COE-accredited), including sessions covering all aspects of practice management with 10 different programming tracks! Registration also includes access to vital networking opportunities such as roundtable discussions, Consultants on Call meetings, interactive panels, the ASOA Networking Lounge and entry to the Exhibit Hall – encompassing over 300 exhibiting companies.

Registration is open to members and nonmembers (premium rates apply).

ASOA Annual Meeting registration is required in order to register for the ASOA Workshops and the COE Exam. Separate registration and fees apply for these programs.

On May 5, reserve your preferred hotel with onPeak to receive reduced-rate hotel rooms for the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, the Technicians & Nurses Program, ASCRS Refractive Day, Cornea Day, ASCRS Glaucoma Day, and the ASOA Workshops in Washington, DC, April 13–17, 2018. Don’t forget to add your hotel rewards number when booking to receive points for your loyalty program.

About ASCRS:

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is an international, educational society with more than 9,000 members. Its mission is to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons by providing clinical and practice management education and by working with patients, government, and the medical community to promote the delivery and advancement of high-quality eye care.

About ASOA:

The mission of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) is to advance the skills and professionalism of ophthalmic practice management. Founded in 1986 by administrators for administrators, ASOA is the premier organization for the business side of the ophthalmic practice. Serving administrators, managers, physicians, and office staff – ASOA offers avenues for personal and professional growth and provides support, tools, and resources for the daily challenges of managing a practice.

Attendees - Event Information and Registration

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit

Keynote Speakers

Christine Cashen

University Admissions officer, Corporate Trainer and Broadcaster

Stop Global Whining

The fact is: we are all forced to do more with less – fewer staff, declining resources and 40 hours of stuff to do in a 24-hour day. This can really wear us down! What to do? You can waste energy complaining, but how productive is that?! Be part of the solution!

Christine will share the secret to getting what you want with what you've got, and she'll show you that you have what it takes right now to make a difference in your workplace and your life.

Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride! Christine Cashen delivers a fast-paced, hilarious program with useful content that makes her a sought-after speaker worldwide. For more than 20 years, she has jazzed an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia. Christine is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress and energizing employees.

Before hitting the speaking scene, Christine was a university admissions officer, corporate trainer and broadcaster. Christine holds a bachelor's degree in Communication and a master's degree in Adult Education. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

In 2014, Christine was inducted into the National Speakers Association CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®. Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. In 2016, she was received an honorary doctorate degree from Central Michigan University.

Her book, THE GOOD STUFF: Quips & Tips on Life, Love, Work and Happiness, was named motivational book of the year by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She has also been featured as a creativity expert in HOW Designs at Work magazine.

Joe Mull

Motivating Healthcare Teams in an Era of Change, More Work, & Fewer Resources

Ever wonder why some employees give their all, while others just go through the motions? Do you want more clarity on what on the ways physicians and managers must collaborate to successfully co-lead? As healthcare endures a profound transformation, employees everywhere are being asked to endure constant change or do more with less. As a result, many are frustrated, exhausted, and burned out. Based on his popular book Cure for the Common Leader, Joe Mull draws on fresh research in employee engagement and workplace psychology in this fun, dynamic presentation that teaches healthcare leaders clear strategies for getting their teams firing on all cylinders.

Joe Mull works with healthcare organizations that want their practice leaders to engage, inspire and succeed.

Prior to launching his own firm, Joe was head of Learning & Development for Physician Services at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he managed training for one of the largest physician groups in the United States – more than 9,000 employees at over 500 locations.

Specializing in leadership development, employee engagement and “soft skills” training, Joe has spent thousands of hours shaping managers into strong leaders with his compelling content and dynamic delivery. With more than 10 years of experience working exclusively in healthcare, he speaks frequently at conferences and retreats, and has delivered training in every imaginable setting including waiting rooms, hallways, PAC-U stalls and boardrooms. In demand as a speaker and trainer, Joe has attracted audiences from MGMA, ACHE, AAHAM, UPMC, Providence Health & Services, MedExpress, medical societies from across the country and more.

A published author, Joe’s 2014 book, Cure for the Common Leader: What Physicians & Managers Must Do to Engage & Inspire Healthcare Teams, has been called “one of the most practical healthcare leadership books you’ll ever read.”



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