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    The Annual Meeting of ISRS
    Sponsored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery

    Date: Friday, Nov. 13 - one day only

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Location: Venetian Ballroom EF

    New this year! Following popular demand, this year, for the first time, the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Surgery will be condensed into one day on Friday so no one will miss any part of it!


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    Registering for Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day allows you to float among all Subspecialty Day meetings held on Friday, Nov. 13 - Retina and Refractive Surgery.

    Refractive Surgery Program

    Program Directors

    A. John Kanellopoulos, MD; Bonnie A. Henderson, MD

    Program Planning Group

    Renato Ambrosio, Jr. MD; Daniel S. Durrie, MD; Bonnie A. Henderson, MD; A. John Kanellopoulos, MD; Ronald R. Krueger, MD; Sonia H. Yoo, MD

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the 2015 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day is to provide comprehensive ophthalmologists and refractive, cataract and corneal surgeons with a multidiscipline discussion of the current and evolving techniques and technology in cornea- and lens-based refractive surgery. The sessions will highlight lens and corneal refractive surgery, and experts will debate on both sides of controversial subjects. A special session will be held by the ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons), with the latest refractive surgery updates from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Look for the popular Journal of Refractive Surgery session, featuring the Troutman Award Lecture, and the Hot, Hotter, and Hottest free paper refractive surgery presentations. Also look for a spectacular video-based session on lens and cornea refractive surgery complications and their management.

    Target Audience

    The intended audience for this program is comprehensive ophthalmologists; refractive, cataract, and corneal surgeons; and allied health personnel who are performing or assisting in refractive surgery.

    Education Level

    Intermediate, Advanced


    The goal of this program is to review comprehensively the leading concepts, as well as to update attendees on the evolving techniques and knowledge base of cornea- and lens-based refractive surgery in 2015.

    Program Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to evaluate the latest techniques and technologies in refractive surgery, specifically:

    • The latest and emerging techniques and technologies in cornea biomechanics, cornea imaging, IOL calculations, and ectasia detection
    • Identify the current status and future of femtosecond laser, excimer laser, inlay, intracorneal ring segment, and IOL refractive surgery
    • Compare the pros and cons of various lens- and corneal-based modalities, including presbyopic and toric IOLs
    • Describe the increasing importance that refractive surgery plays in the practice of every subspecialty in ophthalmology

    CME Accreditation

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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    ABO Self-Assessment Credit

    Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day is designated as “self-assessment” credit and is pre-approved by the ABO for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II CME requirements. Find more information about ABO Self Assessment Credit.

    Paper/E-Poster Abstracts

    The paper/e-poster abstract submitter for Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day is now closed. Notifications were sent the week of July 13.

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