Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

ACCME Accredited

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of the CME activity.

Designation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians may claim credit for participation as follows: 

Friday: Skills Transfer Labs (max 4 credits)

Saturday: Ophthalmologists Program and Skills Transfer Labs (max 7.5 credits)

Sunday: Ophthalmologists Program (max 3.5 credits)

Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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

Target Audience

Anterior segment specialists, comprehensive ophthalmologists, residents, and fellows

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

Ophthalmologist Program: 

  • Develop and utilize an appropriate cataract surgery treatment plan for more challenging cases.  
  • Examine innovations in topical, lens-based and corneal solutions for presbyopia correction to include patient selection for pseudophakic presbyopia management.
  • Implement strategies for the surgical correction of astigmatism.
  • Demonstrate different approaches to manageging glaucoma surgical cases.
  • Explore new innovations and pharmacological advances in OSD; including diagnosing lid margin diseases and appropriate treatment methods.
  • Explain dry eye diagnostics and management update. 
  • Discover the newest updates in corneal refractive surgery.
  • Collect information on various retina practices and review a variety of clinical cases.   

Skills Transfer Labs: 

  • Compare and contrast various ophthalmic surgical techniques on porcine or artificial eye models for ocular conditions: to include anterior segment and refractive surgery.
  • Develop skills to manage intraoperative complications as reproduced in the lab setting.
  • Formulate new skill sets through the use of new technologies and advanced devices.
  • Demonstrate an increase in proficiency and experience with a variety of corneal surgical procedures and suturing techniques.

ASOA Practice Management Sessions:

  • Identify and discuss current trends in employee recruitment and retention
  • Recognize and implement tools such as personality analysis and intergenerational communication strategies to aid in staff training and recruitment
  • Understand the importance of career pathing and professional development for practice management staff
  • Recognize and apply benchmarking best practices to enhance practice efficiency and profitability
  •  Identify strategies for developing a leadership mindset

Claim CME/CE Credits

 Attendees will receive a post event survey and CME credit claim on Monday, August 14, 2023 via email. Please contact with any questions on credit claims. 

Scientific Integrity and Relevant Financial Interest Disclosure

 ASCRS is committed to ensuring that all continuing medical education (CME) information is based on the application of research findings and the implementation of evidence-based medicine. ASCRS seeks to promote balance, objectivity and absence of commercial bias in its content. All persons in a position to control the content of this activity must disclose all relevant financial interests. ASCRS has mechanisms in place to mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. 

All faculty members are required to disclose whether they, or their spouses, have any financial interest (or lack thereof) from the past 24 months with an ineligible company whose primary business is to produce, market, sell, resell or distribute ophthalmic products or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Faculty members are also required to disclose such information verbally and on their first slide. It is an ASCRS requirement that all presenters disclose on the first slide and verbally at the beginning of any presentation whether they have any relevant financial interests from the past 24 months. Presenters are expected to give a fair and balanced presentation. 

Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations

The educational 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 or 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.