Meeting Members Where They Are to Help Them Thrive in the Future

This intimate gathering is specifically designed to further professional development among practicing anterior segment surgeons and comprehensive ophthalmologists. The curriculum contains education designed to help attendees navigate the business of ophthalmology amidst challenging times by exploring the expansion of patient services and positioning your practice for success. The comprehensive program also provides essential instruction necessary to advance refractive cataract surgical skills. Led by ASCRS and ASOA thought leaders, this program is guaranteed to advance the attendees’ business and clinical acumen.


Feb 06, 2020

7:00 - 7:30 P.M.
The 2020 Thriving Practice: Keys to Practice Success

At a time when reimbursements are declining and practices are facing consolidation through mergers, and private equity acquisitions, how can practices utilize new technologies to enhance practice revenue?  What is best for the health of your practice? 

• A look at what technologies are being utilized by practices across the country

• Performing a self-assessment/feasibility analysis of your practice
o Taking inventory of current products/services offered by your practice
o Taking a systematic approach when looking at your practice capabilities

• How to position your suite of services with patients
o Understanding the role of patient counseling
o Best practices for educating patients
o Patient consent

• Diving into the deep end
o What assets, capital, and staff capabilities are necessary to broaden your suite of services?

7:30 - 9:00 P.M.
The Thriving Practice 2020: Keys to Clinical Success
Identifying and screening patients for surgery
7:30 - 7:40 P.M.
Identifying and screening patients for surgery
Diagnosing and treating dry eye and the ocular surface
7:40 - 7:50 P.M.
Diagnosing and treating dry eye and the ocular surface
Incorporating elective technologies and services
7:50 - 8:30 P.M.
Incorporating elective technologies and services
• Presbyopia-correcting IOLs • Astigmatism management at the time of cataract surgery • Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery • Corneal collagen crosslinking for Keratoconus
Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
8:30 - 8:45 P.M.
Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
• Therapeutic • Laser • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
Q&A and Setting Goals
8:45 - 9:00 P.M.
Q&A and Setting Goals
9:00 P.M.


G. Thomas Brown, JD, COE

Alice Epitropoulos

Alice Epitropoulos, MD

Kourtney Houser, MD

John Odette, MD

Mitchell Weikert, MD