New Orleans 2017

Join us in New Orleans for a great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues during these educational symposia.

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: Balancing Incremental Clinical Advantages with Finances

Supported By educational grants from Alcon Laboratoies Inc., Bausch + Lomb, and Johnson & Johnson Vision. Additional grants pending.


New Orleans

Monday, November 13, 2017

City/State/Country: New Orleans, LA USA
Venue: New Orleans Marriott
Room Location: Bissonet (3rd floor)
Registration and hot breakfast: 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Program: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


Kendall E. Donaldson, MD
Inder Paul Singh, MD
Vance Thompson, MD

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

Preliminary Program

7:30 AM  Welcome, Opening Audience Response System, Review of ASCRS Clinical Survey Data, Goals of Program – Richard Lindstrom, MD

Already Learned Learning Lessons Part I: Practice Integration
7:35 AM  What Worked & What Didn’t: All About Practice Integration – Vance Thompson, MD

7:45 AM  Why It was Worth the Effort: Patient Results in Action – Inder Paul Singh, MD

Already Learned Learning Lessons Part II: Clinical Pearls
7:55 AM  Ideal First 25 Cases – Kendall E. Donaldson, MD

8:05 AM  Technique Adjustments & Pearls to Improve Success from the Start – Vance Thompson, MD, Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, and Inder Paul Singh, MD 

8:25 AM  Final Comments & ARS

8:30 AM  Conclude


Target Audience
This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists.

Educational Objectives
Ophthalmologists attending this meeting will:
•    Discuss pros and cons of integrating LACS into practice 
•    Develop business strategies for implementation 
•    Analyze adjustments to clinical decision making in cataract surgery

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.