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  • 1. PRELIMINARY PROGRAM Revitalize Your Practice. Innovate and Strategize in a Relaxing Environment. Attend the Educational Retreat for Anterior Segment Practices. Sessions for Physicians and Business Managers. REGISTER NOW!
  • 2. Table of ContentsFaculty ........................................................................................................................................3Continuing Medical Education/COE Credit ................................................................................4Physicians Program .................................................................................................................4-6Administrators Program..........................................................................................................6-7Hotel Information.......................................................................................................................8Travel & Local Information .........................................................................................................9Registration ..............................................................................................................................10Registration Form .....................................................................................................................11 A Message from the Program Chairs We invite you to join us for the 6th annual ASCRS•ASOA Winter Update program. Invest a few days away from your practice, and we’ll provide you with the tools needed to make 2013 an outstanding year, for you, for your patients, and for your business. We are delighted to be bringing the meeting to the Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Florida. Just a short drive from Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, this prestigous Marriott Autograph Collection hotel offers an array of activities for guests of all ages. Scheduled over U.S. Presidents’ Day weekend, its an excellent opportunity to decompress, relax, and engage your colleagues in a world-class setting at Winter Update, a superb learning experience you should not miss. Please take a few moments to review this program material and register today! We look forward to seeing you in Florida. Edward J. Holland, MD Stephen S. Lane, MD Roger F. Steinert, MD Physicians Program Co-Chair Physicians Program Co-Chair Physicians Program Co-Chair Robert P. Cherewich, MPS, CMPE, COE Lisa M. Gangi, COE Administrators Program Co-Chair Administrators Program Co-Chair2
  • 3. FacultyPhysicians ProgramPROGRAM CHAIRS John D. Banja, PhD Nick Mamalis, MDEdward J. Holland, MD Professor, Department of Professor of OphthalmologyProfessor of OphthalmologyUniversity of Cincinnati Rehabilitation Medicine Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics Director, Intermountain Ocular Research Center PracticeDirector of Cornea & ExternalDisease Emory University Atlanta, Georgia Director, Ophthalmic Pathology John A. Moran Eye Center, ManagementCincinnati Eye Institute University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Program TrackCincinnati, Ohio Rosa M. Braga-Mele, MD, MEd, FRCSC PROGRAM CHAIRSStephen S. Lane, MD Associate Professor of Nancey K. McCann Robert P. Cherewich, MPS, CMPE,Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology Director of Government Relations COEOphthalmology University of Toronto American Society of Cataract and President, ASOAUniversity of Minnesota Toronto, Ontario, Canada Refractive Surgery Administrator, OphthalmicAssociated Eye Care Fairfax, Virginia Physicians & Surgeons, PCStillwater, Minnesota Clara C. Chan, MD Louis D. “Skip” Nichamin, MD Hatboro, Pennsylvania LecturerRoger F. Steinert, MD University of Toronto Medical DirectorIrving H. Leopold Professor and Department of Ophthalmology Laurel Eye Clinic Lisa M. Gangi, COEChair of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences Brookville, Pennsylvania Immediate Past President, ASOADirector, Gavin Herbert Eye Toronto, Ontario, Canada Administrator, OphthalmicInstitute Stephen A. Obstbaum, MD Consultants PAProfessor of Biomedical Robert J. Cionni, MD Chairman, Department of Sarasota, FloridaEngineering Medical Director OphthalmologyUniversity of California Irvine Eye Institute of Salt Lake City Lenox Hill Hospital FACULTYIrvine, California Salt Lake City, Utah Professor of Ophthalmology Daniel D. Chambers, MBA, COE New York School of Medicine Executive DirectorPROGRAM COMMITTEE Garry P. Condon, MD New York, New York Key Whitman Eye CenterDavid F. Chang, MD Chairman, Department of Dallas, TexasClinical Professor of Ophthalmology Robert H. Osher, MDOphthalmology Allegheny General Hospital Professor of Ophthalmology Nancey K. McCannUniversity of California, San Associate Professor of College of Medicine, University of Director, Government RelationsFrancisco Ophthalmology Cincinnati ASCRS/ASOAAltos Eye Physicians Drexel University College of Medical Director Emeritus Fairfax, VirginiaLos Altos, California Medicine Cincinnati Eye Institute Clinical Assistant Professor of Blue Ash, Ohio Donna M. McCune, CCS-P, COE,Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD Ophthalmology E. Ann Rose CMPAOphthalmic Consultants of Long University of PittsburghIsland Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania President Vice PresidentClinical Professor of Rose & Associates Corcoran Consulting GroupOphthalmology – NYU Vincent P. de Luise, MD Duncanville, Texas Fort Mill, South CarolinaTrustee, Dartmouth Medical Assistant Clinical Professor ofSchool Ophthalmology Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD Scott PetersonRockville, New York Yale University School of Medicine Deutsch Family Professor and Chief Information Officer Waterbury, Connecticut Vice-Chairman of Ophthalmology The Eye Center of Central PARichard A. Lewis, MD Rush University Medical Center Lewisburg, PennsylvaniaGrutzmacher, Lewis & Sierra Terry Kim, MD Chicago, IllinoisSacramento, California Professor of Ophthalmology Tamim Qaum, MD, CPE, COE, Duke University School of Thomas W. Samuelson, MD CASC, FAWM, CPPS, CPHIT, CPEHR,Keith A. Warren, MD Medicine Adjunct Professor of CPHIE, CSSGB, OCSFounder, Warren Retina Associates Associate Director, Cornea and Ophthalmology Via Christi Clinic PAClinical Professor, Former Refractive Surgery University of Minnesota Wichita, KansasChairman Services, Duke Eye Center Founding Partner and AttendingUniversity of Kansas Department Durham, North Carolina Surgeon E. Ann Roseof Ophthalmology Minnesota Eye Consultants Minneapolis, Minnesota PresidentOverland Park, Kansas W. Barry Lee, MD Rose & Associates Clinical Instructor R. Doyle Stulting Jr., MD, PhD Duncanville, TexasFACULTY Emory University School ofBrock K. Bakewell, MD Medicine Professor of OphthalmologyClinical Assistant Professor of Eye Consultants of Atlanta Emory University School of Sondra G. Hoffman, COE, CPC,Ophthalmology Atlanta, Georgia Medicine CMPE, OCSUniversity of Utah Director, Corneal Disease & AdministorFishkind, Bakewell and Maltzman Richard L. Lindstrom, MD Research Katzen Eye Care and Laser CenterEyecare and Surgery Center Adjunct Professor Emeritus Woolfson Eye Institute Boynton Beach, FloridaTucson, Arizona University of Minnesota Atlanta, Georgia Founder and Attending Surgeon Kenneth E. Woodworth Jr., COMT, Minnesota Eye Consultants COE Bloomington, Minnesota Chief Operations Officer Kentucky Eye Institute Lexington, Kentucky 3
  • 4. CME/COE Physicians ProgramContinuing Medical Education (CME)Target Audience Thursday, February 14This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists and prac- Networking/Welcome Receptiontice administrators. 6:30 PM – 7:30 PMEducational Objectives Start the meeting off with excellent company, hors d’oeuvres,Ophthalmologists attending this meeting will be able to: and spectacular vistas. Enjoy a pleasant evening networking• Summarize, assess, analyze, and evaluate the latest developments with colleagues. All guests must be registered to attend. for the management of multiple ocular conditions within the vari- ous ophthalmology specialties;• Formulate current and advanced treatment strategies with corre- sponding ocular conditions, including: glaucoma, retina, anterior Friday, February 15 segment, and refractive surgery; 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors• Integrate prescribed medical and surgical treatment options into everyday practice;• Examine external legislative and internal practice issues impacting the field of ophthalmology. General Sessions 8:00 AM – 10:00 AMAccreditation StatementThe American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is accredit- Video Symposium of Challenging Cases &ed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Complications Management During Cataract Surgery(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Moderator: Robert H. Osher, MDASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientificintegrity of this CME activity. Faculty: Brock K. Bakewell, MD, Rosa M. Braga-Mele, MD, David F. Chang, MD, Robert J. Cionni, MD, Eric D. Donnenfeld,CME Credit MD, Terry Kim, MD, Stephen S. Lane, MD, Richard L. Lindstrom,The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates MD, Nick Mamalis, MD, Roger F. Steinert, MDthis live educational activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRACategory 1 Credits™. Physicians can claim CME credit up to the max- Video cases demonstrating surgical challenges and complica-imum listed above for attending the Physicians Program general ses- tions will be presented in a case-based learning format.sions, the optional educational workshops, and the ASOA PracticeManagement Program Track, or a combination thereof. Physiciansshould claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break with Exhibitorsparticipation in the activity. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PMAll CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ arevalid for recognition by the European Accreditation Council for Interactive CorneaContinuing Medical Education (EACCME). Moderators: Edward J. Holland, MD and Terry Kim, MD Faculty: Clara C. Chan, MD, Vincent P. de Luise, MD,Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activi-ty are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. W. Barry Lee, MD, Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD This highly interactive session mixes case presentations andPhysicians registered as exhibitors, spouses, and guests are not eligi- panel discussion to highlight practical tips and tools in theble for CME credits. diagnosis and management of common and not-so-commonNotice About Off-Label Use Presentations corneal conditions.This program may include presentations on drugs or devices or usesof drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Foodand Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA Optional Educational Workshop*for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibilityof the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug 12:45 PM – 2:15 PMor device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASOA for MDs: The Future of Health Care ReformASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Instructor: Nancey K. McCannInclusion of any presentation in this program, including presenta- A legislative and regulatory update focusing on the key issuestions of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of impacting ophthalmology.the uses, products, or techniques presented.COE Continuing Education Credit Evening General SessionThe following sessions qualify for COE Category A contact clock 5:30 – 6:30 PMhours:1. All ASOA Practice Management Program Track sessions Non-CME Highlight Session: Comprehensive Video2. The Physicians Program Optional Workshop on Friday, February 15 Presentation on Posterior Capsule Rupture and Evening General Session on Sunday, February 17. Instructor: Robert H. Osher, MDADA/Special Accommodations Dr. Osher will present a comprehensive approach to the man-ASCRS fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans agement of posterior capsule rupture, combining actual oper-with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. ating room footage with award-winning video.ASCRS also requires compliance from its contracted vendors andfacilities. Any participant in this educational program who requiresspecial accommodations or services should contact Paula Schneiderat pschneider@ascrs.org by January 31, 2013. * In response to requests, all workshops are available to all atten- dees. Lunch will be available for purchase for a nominal fee.4
  • 5. Subject to change Physicians ProgramSaturday, February 16 Attendee Networking Event7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Attendee Dinner Enjoy a pleasant evening networking with colleagues. AllGeneral Sessions guests must be registered to attend.8:00 AM – 10:00 AMWhat’s New in TechnologyModerators: Stephen S. Lane, MD and Roger F. Steinert, MD Sunday, February 17Faculty: Robert J. Cionni, MD, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Edward 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast with ExhibitorsJ. Holland, MD, Richard A. Lewis, MD, Richard L. Lindstrom,MD, Louis D. “Skip” Nichamin, MDThis session will highlight the latest technological advances in General Sessionsanterior segment surgery, providing pearls for surgeons to 8:00 AM – 10:00 AMmove forward into the next decade. Formatted to maximize My Top 5 Pearlsinteraction with the audience, the session will mix didactic, Moderator: David F. Chang, MDpanel discussion, case presentations, and point/counterpoint Faculty: Rosa M. Braga-Mele, MD, Garry P. Condon, MD,to delve into technological advances in cataract, refractive, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Robert J. Cionni, MD,glaucoma, and corneal surgery. Edward J. Holland, MD, Thomas W. Samuelson, MD, Roger F. Steinert, MD, Keith A. Warren, MD10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break with Exhibitors Faculty will present their "Top 5 Pearls" in dealing with com- mon challenging cases or situations. Panelists will be invited10:30 AM – 12:30 PM to add their own pearls on the topic, and audience membersRapid F-Eye-R: You Make the Call are strongly encouraged to participate throughout.Moderator: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MDFaculty: David F. Chang, MD, Garry P. Condon, MD, Edward J. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break with ExhibitorsHolland, MD, Stephen S. Lane, MD, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD,Roger F. Steinert, MD 10:30 AM – 12:30 PMJoin us for a fast-paced, interactive session highlighting impor- Glaucoma 2013: Better Images and New Surgeriestant issues in anterior segment surgery. Moderators: Richard A. Lewis, MD; and Thomas W. Samuelson, MDOptional Educational Workshops* Faculty: David F. Chang, MD, Garry P. Condon, MD,12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Stephen A. Obstbaum, MDAstigmatism Management Using a combination of case presentations, videos, panelInstructors: Louis D. “Skip” Nichamin, MD and Jonathan B. discussion and audience participation, the expert panel willRubenstein, MD provide pearls for improving your glaucoma practice.This highly interactive workshop will provide practical tips ona variety of methods for astigmatism management. Optional Educational Workshops*12:45 PM – 2:15 PM 12:45 PM – 2:15 PMCo-Management of Patients with Retinal Disease Cornea Case ManagementInstructor: Keith A. Warren, MD Instructor: W. Barry Lee, MDJoin the faculty for an interactive case management discussion Faculty: Clara C. Chan, MD, Vincent P. de Luise, MD, R. Doyledesigned to provide key practice pearls. Stulting Jr., MD, PhD This interactive workshop will feature a short introductionEvening General Session to the subject, followed by discussion shaped by audience questions.5:30 PM – 6:30 PMVitreous Challenges in Anterior Segment Surgery 12:45 PM – 2:15 PMModerators: Stephen S. Lane, MD and Keith A. Warren, MD Glaucoma Case ManagementFaculty: Rosa M. Braga-Mele, Garry P. Condon, MD, Terry Kim, Instructor: Richard A. Lewis, MDMD, Nick Mamalis, MD, Louis D. “Skip” Nichamin, MD Faculty: Garry P. Condon, MD, Stephen A. Obstbaum, MD,Join us for a relaxed video case review focusing on manage- Thomas W. Samuelson, MDment of vitreous challenges in the anterior segment. Faculty Join the faculty for a lively case management discussion.will present cases for audience and panel comment. Beveragesand light snacks will be served. 5
  • 6. Physicians Program Program TrackEvening General Session Thursday, February 145:30 PM – 6:30 PM Networking/Welcome ReceptionASOA for MDs: Medicare Update 6:30 PM – 7:30 PMModerator: E. Ann Rose Start the meeting off with excellent company, hors d’oeuvres,In this session, attendees will learn about Medicare changes and spectacular vistas. Enjoy a pleasant evening networkingaffecting ophthalmologists in 2013 including CPT code with colleagues. All guests must be registered to attend.changes, ICD-9-CM diagnosis code changes, and physician andASC fee schedule changes regarding reimbursement and com-pliance. There will also be a discussion of the hot topics Friday, February 15recently published in the 2013 Office of Inspector General 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Registration and refreshments(OIG) Work Plan affecting ophthalmology. Beverages and lightssnacks will be served. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Preparing for ICD-10 E. Ann RoseMonday, February 18 This presentation will give attendees an opportunity to learn6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors about the new ICD-10 diagnosis codes that will be required effective October 1, 2014. It will include the necessary steps to prepare for the conversion, as well as provide examples ofGeneral Sessions how services will be coded in the future and the complexity of the new ICD-10 diagnosis codes.7:00 AM – 9:00 AMRefractive Surgery for the Comprehensive 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMOphthalmologist Chart Audits: How, What, and WhyModerator: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD Donna M. McCune, CCS-P, COE, CPMAFaculty: David F. Chang, MD, Robert J. Cionni, MD, Terry Kim, Attendees will learn how to examine their own medicalMD, Edward J. Holland, MD, Stephen S. Lane, MD, Jonathan B. records and what issues to look for that could be problematicRubenstein, MD, Roger F. Steinert, MD, R. Doyle Stulting Jr., in a third-party payer audit. We will also examine why prac-MD, PhD tices should be conducting chart audits.Using case presentations, panelists will address hot topics inrefractive surgery, followed by an interactive panel discussion 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Refreshment breakon difficult and interesting cases. 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Mega-Trends and Management Strategies9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Break with Exhibitors Daniel D. Chambers, MBA, COE Attendees will engage in examining the current mega-trends9:30 AM – 10:30 AM and management strategies by major ophthalmic practices inEthics Interactive response to the dynamic pressure from healthcare reform/reg-Moderator: John D. Banja, PhD ulations, innovative technologies, productivity, and patientFaculty: Brock K. Bakewell, MD, Robert J. Cionni, MD, Stephen demand.S. Lane, MD, Nick Mamalis, MD, R. Doyle Stulting Jr., MD, PhD 5:15 PM – 6:15 PMThis session will focus on ethical and professional issues in After MU, eRx, PQRS - What About You?ophthalmology. Audience members will be encouraged to raise Sondra G. Hoffman, COE, CPC, CMPE, OCSwide-ranging issues, learn from the practice experience or per- This session will provide attendees with the opportunity toceptions of colleagues, propose or entertain remedies or reso- explore the concept of maintaining life balance, time manage-lutions, and task ASCRS with relevant curricular development. ment, soulful rejuvenation, and finding moments of peace in our very hectic world.9:30 AM – 11:30 AMFaculty Roundtables and Wrap-Up Saturday, February 16 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast with ExhibitorsModerator: Roger F. Steinert, MDFaculty: Garry P. Condon, MD, W. Barry Lee, MD, Nick Mamalis, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AMMD, Louis D. “Skip” Nichamin, MD, Jonathan B. Rubenstein, Medicare UpdateMD, R. Doyle Stulting Jr., MD, PhD, Keith A. Warren, MD E. Ann RoseMake sure your travel plans include time for this closing ses- In this session, attendees will learn about Medicare changession. Dr. Steinert will then lead an interactive discussion, affecting ophthalmologists in 2013 including CPT codeaddressing outstanding questions from the audience. changes, ICD-9-CM diagnosis code changes, and physician and ASC fee schedule changes regarding reimbursement and com-11:30 AM Program adjourns pliance. There will also be a discussion of the hot topics recently published in the 2013 Office of Inspector General6 (OIG) Work Plan affecting ophthalmology.
  • 7. ASOA Practice Management Program Track for Administrators9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Sunday, February 17The Future of Health Care Reform 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast with ExhibitorsNancey K. McCannA legislative and regulatory update focusing on key issues 8:00 AM – 9:00 AMimpacting ophthalmology. Time Management 101 Tamim Qaum, MD, CPE, COE, CASC, FAWM, CPPS, CPHIT,10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break with Exhibitors CPEHR, CPHIE, CSSGB, OCS This session will teach attendees to identify how time manage-10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ment relates to such broad concepts as Six Sigma, LEAN,EMR and Meaningful Use Update healthcare quality, health information technology, documenta-Nancey K. McCann tion, coding, financial decision making, human resources, con-An update on the EMR and meaningful use program, including flict resolution, and personal life planning.a review of Stage 1 and Stage 2 as it relates to ophthalmology,and the various timelines for penalties and incentives. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Technician Clinical Efficiency and11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Patient Work Flow PearlsElectronic Medical Records (EMR) Kenneth E. Woodworth Jr., COMT, COEScott Peterson This session will identify technician, operational, and physicalThis presentation will cover key components necessary to suc- plant inefficiencies that negatively impact patient throughput.cessfully implement an EMR into your practice. We will also look Suggestions for avoiding or resolving these inefficiencies will beat the role that the EMR plays in the ASC. presesented.12:30 PM – 2:00 PMEthics and the Practice Administrator 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break with ExhibitorsJohn D. Banja, PhD 10:30 AM – 12:00 PMIn this session, attendees will analyze and discuss case studiesthat are representative of familiar ethical issues or dilemmas Wrap-Up and Panel Discussionthat occur in the ophthalmic practice. The session will focus on All facultydeveloping management strategies such that therapeutic rela- Make sure your travel plans include time for this closing ses-tionships with patients are preserved. Lunch will be served. sion. The session will open with roundtable discussions with faculty members to identify attendees’ key issues for review and comment. This will be followed by an interactive discus-Attendee Networking Event sion, addressing outstanding questions from the audience.7:00 PM – 10:00 PMAttendee Networking Dinner 12:00 PM Program adjournsEnjoy a pleasant evening networking with colleagues. All guestsmust be registered to attend. Preliminary program subject to change. 7
  • 8. HotelHousing Deadline: January 13, 2013Turnberry Isle Miami19999 West Country Club DriveAventura, Florida 33180www.turnberryislemiami.comASCRS and ASOA are delighted to host the meeting at theTurnberry Isle Miami this year. Situated on 300 lush, tropicalacres, this grand resort has garnered accolades that includeTravel + Leisure Magazine’s “World’s Best Resorts” and mem-bership in the prestigious Marriott Autograph Collection.This outstanding property, just a short drive from Miami Beach Room Type/Descriptionand Fort Lauderdale, offers an array of activities for guests of Turnberry Room - $349/night plus taxes & service chargesall ages, including: The luxurious rooms feature beautiful hardwood floors at the• Golf: Home to two world-class Raymond Floyd-redesigned entrance and plush carpeting. An elegant marble bathroom 18-hole championship courses, rated 4-1/2 stars by Golf offers a seperate bathtub and glass shower stall with a rainfall Digest Magazine. shower head, flat screen television and a dual-lined telephone. Standard luxury amenities include a flat screen plasma televi-• Beaches: The Turnberry Miami Beach Club offers a private sion, iHome clock radio, Keurig premium coffee system and tea beach and club, featuring outstanding shoreline, private maker, a desk with wireless internet access and cordless tele- cabanas, heated pool, and a seaside grill. phone. A semi-private balcony offers splendid views of the grounds. Approximately 500-525 square feet.• Tennis: Four clay HydroCourts are available. Lessons, clinics, social and competitive tennis programs are offered. Additional Room Occupants/Maximum Room Capacity• Turnberry Day Spa: This 25,000 square foot spa is an annu- The room rate listed is for single or double occupancy. If more al fixture on Conde Nast Traveler’s “World’s Best Spas” list. than 2 adults are sharing a room, an additional $50.00/night The spa features 21 treatment rooms and a 3,650 square charge will apply for each additional person. There will be no foot fitness center. Reservations are recommended. charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy per room:• Pools: The Laguna Pool features a waterslide and lazy river, four (includes children). and separate hot tub and wading pool. The Cascata Pool offers a tranquil experience. Meal Plans• Kid’s Connection: Half- and full-day supervised programs The above rates reflect the European Plan (EP) (accommoda- are available for children aged 4-12. tion only, no meals).• Marina: The Turnberry Isle Marina Yacht Club is accessible by Service Charges complimentary shuttle and offers private charters and sport- A resort fee of $12.00 per room per day (plus applicable tax) fishing adventures. will be charged. The resort fee includes daily newspaper (upon request), roundtrip transportation to the Ocean Club and Aventura Mall, complimentary Ocean Club beach chairs andMaking Reservations umbrellas, complimentary beach towels at the Ocean Club andWe have negotiated a discounted group rate of US$349/night Laguna Pool, in-room coffee and tea service, access to the fit-for attendees. The group rates are available from February 12- ness center and steam rooms at Turnberry Day Spa, local andFebruary 20, 2013 on a space available basis. To make your 800 number calls, discount booklet for the Aventura Mall, andreservations, please mention group code: ASCASCA to receive complimentary internet access within the public areas.the group rates. TaxesPhone Currently room rates and resort fees are subject to 13% coun-U.S. Global Reservations: 1.888.236.2427 ty/state taxes. Please note that the above taxes may changeDirect to Hotel: 1.305.932.6200 without notice. Guaranteed Reservations All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. Cancellation Policy 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid the full stay cancellation penalty.8
  • 9. TravelAirport RecreationTurnberry Isle Miami is located mid-way between Miami and The Turnberry Isle Miami offers a wide variety of activities onFort Lauderdale. Travel time from Miami International Airport is the property including golf, tennis, spa, pools, the beach andapproximately 35 minutes. Travel time from Fort Lauderdale- marina.Hollywood International Airport is approximately 20 minutes.Ground Transportation For those guests who would like to get off-property andTaxi service is available at both airports. Attendees may also explore, the area has much to offer, including:choose to rent a car while in Southern Florida. The hotel pro- • Aventura Mall (complimentary shuttle available)vides overnight valet service for $30/night. For those who aredriving in daily, the valet parking rate is $15/day. • Gulfstream Park Racing & CasinoVisa Information • Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming CenterMost international attendees visiting the U.S. will need to • South Beachapply for a visa through the U.S. Department of State. Visa • Vizcaya Museum & Gardensapplications are now subject to a greater degree of scrutinythan in the past. The application process can take several • Oleta River State Parkweeks. Please allow enough time for your application to be • Museum of Contemporary Artprocessed. Please visit the meeting website: • Dania Jai-Alaiwww.WinterUpdate.org/travel for additional information and • Miami Science and Children’s Museumlinks to resources. • Aventura Arts Cultural CenterWeather • Miami Metrozoo and SeaquariumThe average high for February is 75°F, and the average low is63°F. Light jackets or sweaters are recommended for theevenings. February is one of the driest months, with averageprecipitation for the entire month under 3”.LanguageEnglish is the official language of the ASCRS•ASOA WinterUpdate 2013 program.AttireThe dress code of the program is resort business casual. We dosuggest attendees have a light sweater or jacket available with-in the conference rooms, as occasionally the air conditioningcan be cool. In order to foster the casual interaction atmos-phere of the program, we request, please no ties. 9
  • 10. RegistrationEarly Bird Deadline: January 11, 2013 Resident/Fellow MD or DO who is in a residency or fellowship program. Letter of verifi-Registration Fees cation with dates of residency is required. Through After January Administrator/Staff January 11, 2013 11, 2013 Practice administrator, office staff personnel, and clinical and surgical staff members. Attendee Registration Physicians may not register in this category.Physician $875 $1,000 Corporate Personnel Manufacturers or other corporate personnel who are not exhibitingMilitary Physician* $625 $750 and who wish to attend the meeting. Solicitation is not permitted.Resident/Fellow** $450 $560 Please note: This category is limited to two attendees per company.Admin/Staff $485 $560Corporate Personnel $2,450 $2,750 Guest Policy All guests who wish to take part in activities associated with the meeting Optional Workshop Registration must be registered. Entrance to educational sessions is not permitted.Friday Workshop $0 $0 Guest – Welcome/Networking Event & Dinner only (Children aged 4-17 may be registered for an additional $10/child.) Legislative Update A registered attendees spouse, child over 17, or guest who is not aSaturday Workshop $0 $0 physician, office administrator, ophthalmic medical personnel, or cor- porate personnel. This is a non-refundable fee. Astigmatism Mangement OR Guest Retina Co-Management A registered attendees spouse, child over 17, or guest who is not aSunday Workshop $0 $0 physician, office administrator, ophthalmic medical personnel, or cor- porate personnel. This is a non-refundable fee. Glaucoma Case Mgmt. OR The guest fee includes badge, and the following meals: Welcome & Cornea Case Mgmt. Networking Event, breakfast and lunch daily, and the Networking Dinner. Entrance to educational sessions is not permitted. Guest Registration Guest Plus OneGuest-Welcome Event/Dinner Only $90 $125 A registered attendees spouse, child over 17, or guest who is not a physician, office administrator, ophthalmic medical personnel, or cor-Guest $180 $215 porate personnel plus one child aged 4-17. Children under 4 will notGuest Plus One $210 $245 be charged a fee. This is a non-refundable fee.Family $250 $285 The guest fee includes badge, and the following meals: Welcome & Networking Event, breakfast and lunch daily, and the Networking Optional Lunch Dinner. Entrance to educational sessions is not permitted.Fee/day for registrants $15 $15 Family A registered attendees spouse, child over 17, or guest who is not a* Military email address required. physician, office administrator, ophthalmic medical personnel, or cor-** Letter of verification with dates of residency is required. porate personnel plus up to three children aged 4-17. Children under 4 will not be charged a fee. This is a non-refundable fee.Registration Categories The guest fee includes badge, and the following meals: Welcome & Networking event, breakfast and lunch daily, and the NetworkingAttendee Categories & Fees Dinner. Entrance to educational sessions is not permitted.All attendee fees include badge, printed program, breakfast andbreaks daily, and entrance to: all educational sessions, including the Paymentoptional workshops, the Welcome & Networking event, and the Payment (in U.S. funds) can be made by personal check, bank draft,Attendee Networking Dinner. Food and beverage will be served in the travelers check, AmEx, VISA, or MasterCard. No other credit cards willexhibit hall during all session breaks. be accepted. Mailed/faxed registrations will be accepted throughFee does not include lunch within optional workshops. Lunch option February 10, 2013; online registrations will be accepted throughis available for a separate nominal fee. February 15, 2013. (You must register onsite after this date.)Physician Cancellation/Refund PolicyMD, PhD, or DO All cancellations and requests for refunds must be in writing and received no later than January 18, 2013. A handling fee of $125 willMilitary Physician be deducted from each cancelled registration. NO REFUNDS will beMD or DO who is an active member of the U.S. military forces. In given after January 18, 2013.order to obtain this rate, the registrant must have an active militaryemail address. Please ensure your military email address is used foryour registration record to avoid any adjustments in fees.10
  • 11. Register Online: www.WinterUpdate.org ASCRS/ASOA 2013 W i n t e r U p d a t e — RE GI STE R NOW ! ONE registration per form. Copy form if necessary. EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: January 11, 2013LAST/FAMILY NAME FIRST NAME MI DEGREE Online pre-registration closes:PRACTICE NAME February 15, 2013 Fax: (703) 547-8842 Fax or mail form to: Mail: Winter Update 2013BUSINESS MAILING ADDRESS 4000 Legato Rd., # 700 Fairfax, VA 22033 CITY STATE ZIP COUNTRY Payment Payment (U.S. funds only) canBUSINESS TELEPHONE (International attendees, please include FAX be made by check, bank draft, trav-city and country code for phone and fax.) elers check, VISA, or MasterCard. Payment must accompany regis- E-MAIL ADDRESSx I have allergies and/or dietary concerns (if checked, please list below): tration. Registrations will be accepted via fax and mail through February 10, 2013.Check ONE ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FEE under appropriate column. Check any optional guest, workshop and/or lunch fees. Online registrations will be accepted through February 15. You must register onsite after this date. Through January 11 After January 11Physician $875 $1,000 ASCRS is hereby authorized to ad-Resident/Fellow* $450 $560 just registration and attendanceMilitary† $625 $750 charges originally paid via fax orAdmin/Staff $485 $560 mail using my credit card if theCorporate Personnel $2,450 $2,750 amount originally paid was deficient Guest Registration or excessive by charging or credit-Guest-Evening Functions Only $90 $125 ing my credit card and providing aGuest $180 $215Guest Plus One $210 $245 notice of the adjustment.Family $250 $285 Optional WorkshopsFriday, February 15 (choose only one)ASOA for MDs: Legislative Update $0 $0 PAYMENT METHODSaturday, February 16 (choose only one) TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSEDAnterior Segment $0 $0 $ (U.S. Funds)Retina $0 $0 Check Enclosed (Payable toSunday, February 17 (choose only one) ASCRS/ASOA Winter Update 2013)Cornea $0 $0Glaucoma $0 $0 Optional Lunch Service (Daily Rate)Lunch (Daily Rate) $15 $15 Registration Fee Qty Unit Price Subtotal Account Number Attendee Fee Guest Fee Expiration Date/ Security Code Lunch (max 3) Cardholder’s Name (please print) TOTAL Cardholder’s Signature* Resident/Fellow: An MD or DO who is CURRENTLY in a residency or fellowship program. A current letter of verification from depart-ment chairperson or fellowship sponsor must accompany this registration along with a picture ID and proof of date of birth. The age Cancellation/Refund Policylimit to be considered a resident/fellow is 35 years. Letters and credentials, which will be verified, can be faxed along with your regis- DEADLINE: All cancellations and requests for refundstration to 703-547-8842. Your registration will not be complete until your residency/fellowship documentation has been received. must be in writing and received no later† Military MD, DO: In order to obtain this rate, registrant must have an active military email address. Please ensure your military email than January 18, 2013. A handling fee ofaddress is used for your registration record to avoid any adjustments in fees. $125 will be deducted from eachGuest Information cancelled registration received before First Name Last Name January 18, 2013.Guest 1: ___________________________ __________________________________ NO REFUNDS will be given after January 18, 2013.Guest 2: ___________________________ __________________________________ Winter Update 2013 is ADA Compliant Any registrant who requires special accom- modations should contact Paula SchneiderGuest 3: ___________________________ __________________________________Guest 4: ___________________________ __________________________________ at pschneider@ascrs.org.
  • 12. ASCRS•ASOA 2013 WINTER UPDATE PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 4000 Legato Road, Suite 700 • Fairfax, VA 22033 Physicians Program February 14-18 Administrators Program February 15-17 Register today for this extraordinary opportunity. www.WinterUpdate.orgRevitalize Your Practice“ ASCRS putsprograms Ive ever experienced.organized, and beneficial on absolutely the finest, most The sites chosen for the meetings are first class in every regard. This is important, for such polished and refined venues promote an atmosphere of relaxed collegiality. Faculty and atten- dees interact easily, with ready exchange of questions and ideas, whether in the meetings or social gatherings outside. The two worlds of family and practice rarely meet, and sometimes are at odds. There can be resentment about going to another meeting. To a spouse, it was ‘going on vacation without me.’ This ASCRS meeting does much to tear down that wall. My wife sees that, ‘You actually go to those lectures!’ And she enjoys being a part of my world, and doing her own thing during meeting mornings. ” William Boozan, MD, New Hyde Park, NY Take advantage of discounted group rates at the Turnberry Isle Miami