Activity ID



May 7, 2019

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)


The ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting is a 4-day national conference which features general sessions, symposia, instructional courses, roundtables, scientific paper sessions, and electronic scientific films and posters. The program is designed with concurrent tracks for ophthalmologists, practice administrators, and technicians and nurses. To encourage team learning, attendees are encouraged to cross-over between tracks.

The ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting is developed to address a variety of clinical and practice gaps identified through ASCRS’ annual professional practice gap and educational needs assessment. The overall program is designated for 38 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

ASCRS is seeking Self-Assessment Credit for 5 symposia within the overall program which are particularly suited for this credit. Each symposium is designated for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, for a total of 7.5.

Saturday, May 4, 2019
SYM-101 Refractive Cataract Surgery Essentials

Sunday, May 5, 2019
SYM-203 Cornea Essentials
SYM-209 The Complete Guide to Management of Astigmatism: Everything You Need to Know to Optimize Cornea and Lens-based Options

Monday, May 6, 2019
SYM-303 Glaucoma Essentials
SYM-306 EyeConnect Live: Anchorman Edition

The cataract, cornea and glaucoma symposia are designed to improve medical knowledge in the care of patients with co-morbid conditions to their cataract or refractive surgery, focusing on identified core issues. The astigmatism and EyeConnect symposia focus on physician members’ self-identified gaps, with astigmatism management listed as a top educational need by members consistently over the last 6 years, and the EyeConnect symposium drawing from cases posed within ASCRS’ clinical list server community.

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Educational Objectives

Ophthalmologists attending the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to:

• Incorporate the latest developments for the management of multiple ocular conditions within the various ophthalmic specialties
• Incorporate current and advanced treatment strategies for ocular conditions, including anterior segment and refractive surgery, glaucoma and retinal conditions
• Identify complicating factors in anterior segment surgery
• Develop appropriate treatment plans to address complicating factors pre-, peri- and post-operatively
• Compare and contrast ophthalmic treatments and technology
• Integrate prescribed medical and surgical treatment options into everyday practice
• Examine external legislative and internal practice issues affecting the field of ophthalmology


Patient Care; Surgical Techniques; Astigmatism Management


Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

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