Crossing the Finish Line: Launching Your Premium Technology Practice

Monday, April 20, 2015: 6:00 AM-7:30 AM
Hall A, EyeWorld Theater 1 (San Diego Convention Center)

Sponsored by the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons Clinical Committee. Supported by unrestricted educational grants from Alcon Laboratories Inc. and Bausch + Lomb

Program Chair: Bonnie An Henderson, MD and Elizabeth Yeu, MD

John Berdahl, MD
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS
Sumit "Sam" Garg, MD
William B. Trattler, MD


6:30 AM  Introduction – Bonnie An Henderson, MD

6:40 AM  Entry Points to Building a Premium Technology Practice – Elizabeth Yeu, MD

6:50 AM  Toric & Multifocal IOLs: From Basics to Common Complications A Case-Based Panel Discussion with:
John Berdahl, MD
Sumit "Sam" Garg, MD
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS

7:18 AM  Overcoming Barriers to Capital Equipment Access – William B. Trattler, MD

7:30 AM  Conclude

Educational Objectives

Ophthalmologists who attend this course will:

  • Establish protocols for exposing young ophthalmologists to LACS, and identify the clinical benefits and practice implications of the growing use of femtosecond laser assistance in cataract surgery.
  • Recognize the visual quality performance of premium IOLs, particularly with advanced presbyopia-correcting and toric IOLs, with regard to both clinical outcomes and practice performance and the importance of incorporating these technologies for both new and established refractive cataract practices.
  • Describe the latest evolutions in refractive surgery as a new paradigm for ophthalmologists, and the benefits and implications this technology has for both patient care and establishing a modern cataract and refractive practice.

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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are valid for recognition by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). 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.

Bonnie An Henderson, MD and Elizabeth Yeu, MD
John P. Berdahl, MD , Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS , Sumit (Sam) Garg, MD and William B. Trattler, MD
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