ASCRS 20/Happy in 2020 Full Program

Program Pricing

ASCRS Member Price: $174
Domestic Resident/Fellow: FREE
Nonmember Price: $360

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About ASCRS 20/Happy in 2020

Credits: By completing all modules within this program you will earn 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Program Expiration Date: December 31, 2023

New! Module 10: 20/Happy in 2021 is now available on demand. Held live at the 2021 AAO meeting in New Orleans, Module 10 features expert faculty covering new presbyopia-correcting IOLs, essential preoperative screening, explaining IOL options, intraoperative refractive technology, and managing the 20/unhappy patient.

ASCRS 20/Happy in 2020 is a comprehensive ASCRS master class in refractive cataract surgery through which attendees can improve all dimensions of their refractive IOL surgical practice. Nine interrelated CME modules cover preoperative diagnostics, IOL calculations, IOL design, patient selection, education, and counseling, and how to efficiently and effectively manage these prerequisites. Significant discussion time is spent on complex cases, managing complications and patient dissatisfaction, and navigating the logistical and business aspects of a refractive cataract practice. We have assembled 80 leading international faculty who will share their best pearls for surgical and refractive success through this comprehensive curriculum.

Your purchase of ASCRS 20/Happy in 2020 will provide you digital access to all ten modules included in this program:

  • MODULE 1: Hitting the Refractive Target – Achieving 20/20 in 2020
  • MODULE 2: Our Refractive IOL Armamentarium – More Choices than Ever
  • MODULE 3: Patient Evaluation and Selection – the Key to Refractive IOL Success
  • MODULE 4: Patient Education and Counseling - Being Effective and Efficient
  • MODULE 5: Office Management - The Premium IOL Practice
  • MODULE 6: Managing Complications and Patient Dissatisfaction – Taming our Fears
  • MODULE 7: Adjunct Refractive Cataract Technology – What Do I Really Need?
  • MODULE 8: Real World Case Studies in Patient IOL Selection and Management
  • MODULE 9: What’s Ahead in 2021 and Beyond?
  • MODULE 10: 20/Happy in 2021

20/Happy in 2020 Certificate of Completion

All participants who complete modules 1-9 of 20/Happy in 2020 will receive a certificate attesting to their completion of the Master Class.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the 20 Happy Curriculum, participants should be able to:

  • Illustrate evidence-based approaches for hitting the refractive target, eliminating most astigmatism and enhancing the refractive outcome postoperatively.
  • Compare refractive IOLs and provide practical pearls and pitfalls for implanting different refractive IOLs; to include adjunct surgical technologies.
  • Examine preoperative diagnostics and discuss selecting patients and determining the best individual refractive IOL choice.
  • Outline how to establish or enhance a refractive IOL practice and how to improve communication efficacy.
  • Employ tips for office and organization workflow that are specific to the evaluation and counseling of a refractive IOL patient.
  • Discuss management of an unhappy refractive IOL patient and refractive or surgical complications.

Program Planning Committee Co-Directors

David Chang, MD
Kendall Donaldson, MD

Committee Chairs

Kevin Miller, MD
Cataract Clinical Committee Chair
Sumit "Sam" Garg, MD
YES Clinical Committee Chair
Vance Thompson, MD
Refractive Clinical Committee Chair

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