New Orleans 2017

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The Astigmatism & Presbyopia Forum: Providing Premium Surgical Results to Patients With Growing Expectations

Supported By educational grants from Alcon Laboratories Inc., Carl Zeiss Meditec, and Johnson & Johnson Vision.


New Orleans

Saturday, November 11, 2017

City/State/Country: New Orleans , LA USA
Venue: New Orleans Marriott
Room Location: Bissonet (3rd floor)
Registration and reception: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Program: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Daniel Chang, MD
Marjan Farid, MD
John Hovanesian, MD
Douglas D. Koch, MD
Sonia H. Yoo, MD

Bonnie An Henderson, MD

Preliminary Program

6:00 PM  Welcome, Opening ARS, Review of ASCRS Clinical Survey Data, Goals of Program

6:07 PM  Approaching Presbyopia and Astigmatism as a Medical Condition – Daniel Chang, MD

6:17 PM  Panel Discussion: Shaping Your RIOL Practice to Meet Your Patients’ Needs – Bonnie An Henderson, MD

6:22 PM  Technologies for the Treatment of Presbyopia – John Hovanesian, MD

6:32 PM  Case Presentation & Discussion: Matching Presbyopia Treatment Options to Patients’ Clinical and Lifestyle Requirements – Sonia H. Yoo, MD

7:00 PM  Preoperative Tools & Diagnostics to Optimize Toric IOL Treatment Planning – Douglas D. Koch, MD

7:08 PM  Critical Intraoperative Steps to Optimize Toric IOL Surgical Success – Douglas D. Koch, MD

7:43 PM  Resolving Residual Error in Presbyopia Patients & Managing Postoperative Error in Astigmatism Patients – Marjan Farid, MD

8:00 PM  Conclude


Target Audience
This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists.

Educational Objectives
Ophthalmologists attending this meeting will:
•    Identify patient selection criteria for available surgical presbyopia-correction options 
•    Describe the impact of residual refractive error on patient satisfaction 
•    List preoperative measurements critical to success with toric IOLs 
•    Identify intraoperative steps key to preventing and resolving rotational error 
•    Define changes to staff training and other practice areas which will facilitate the integration of advanced technology IOLs

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and EyeWorld news magazine. ASCRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Designation Statement
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 
Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses, and guests are not eligible for CME credits.

Notice of Off-Label Use Presentations
This program may include presentations on drugs or devices or uses of drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he/she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of the uses, products, or techniques presented.

ADA/Special Accommodations
ASCRS fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. ASCRS also requires ADA compliance from its contracted vendors and facilities. Any participant in this educational program who requires special accommodation or services should contact an ASCRS or 
EyeWorld staff member onsite.