Avedro Announces Comprehensive Educational Schedule at ASCRS Annual Meeting

Source: Avedro

Avedro announced the inclusion of a wide range of corneal cross-linking and keratoconus scientific and educational programs at the 2019 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting held May 3-7 in San Diego, demonstrating significant interest in the diagnosis and treatment of the keratoconus patient population.

At the ASCRS annual meeting, there will be more than 80 presentations about corneal cross-linking and keratoconus, in addition to several educational events focused on corneal cross-linking and supported by Avedro. Avedro will also be hosting a series of in-booth peer-to-peer lectures and satellite symposium presented by company representatives and a wide range of key opinion leaders in ophthalmology.

“We are excited by the sheer volume and quality of this year’s scientific sessions on corneal cross- linking,” Reza Zadno, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Avedro, said in a company news release. “These presentations, coupled with Avedro’s robust educational programs, will help cornea specialists, technicians and administrators improve treatment techniques as well as reimbursement efficiencies, while updating them on potential future applications of our technology.”

Avedro-sponsored programs are scheduled as follows:

Saturday, May 4

  • 10:00-10:10 AM – US Clinical Update: The Future of Cross-Linking. Michael Raizman, MD. Booth #2506.

  • 10:15-10:35 AM – Implementing CXL in a Private Practice. Brandon Ayres, MD, & Clark Chang, OD. Booth #2506.

  • 10:40-11:00 AM – Expert Panel: Implementing CXL in a Large Health System. Karolinne Maia Rocha, MD, PhD, & Mohamed Abou Shousha, MD. Booth #2506.

  • 11:15-11:30 AM – Conquering Cross-Linking Billing & Coding Challenges. John Berdahl MD, & Janet Cox, CPC, Director of Billing & Coding, Vance Thompson Vision. Booth #2506.

  • 3:00-3:15 PM – Collaborative Care in Cross-Linking. Dan Durrie, MD. Booth #2506.

  • 3:20-3:30 PM – Understanding Your Insurance Contract. Mark Rosenberg, Practice Administrator Consultant & Bryan Ross, Practice Administrator; Tim Homer, Avedro VP of Global Health Policy, to moderate. Booth #2506.

  • 6:00-7:50 PM – New Technologies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Anterior Segment Diseases. Max Parikh, MD, Kathryn Hatch, MD, Jay Mattheis, MD, Nicole Fram, MD, and Raj Rajpal, MD as moderator. Reception and Program at Marriott Marquis San Diego, 333 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego.

    Sunday, May 5

  • 10:00-10:15 AM – Complex Cases. John Sheppard, MD & Mark Milner, MD; Raj Rajpal, MD to moderate. Booth #2506.

  • 10:20-10:40 AM – Expert Panel: Expanding Education for Diagnosing Providers. Ken Beckman, MD, Neda Shamie, MD, and Audrey Talley-Rostov, MD. Booth #2506.

  • 10:45-11:00 AM – Expert Panel: What’s Important When Defining Progression? J. Bradley Randleman, MD & Russell Swan, MD; Edward Manche, MD to moderate. Booth #2506.

    In addition to the above-noted programs, Avedro’s CEO, Reza Zadno, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Raj Rajpal, will participate in two panel discussions during the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) taking place on Thursday, May 2, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. These panel discussions are as follows:

  • 12:05-12:35 PM – Traditional vs. Premium Channels: Who Pays and How? (Dr. Zadno)

  • 2:20-3:05 PM – Postoperative Assessment of the Cornea – Current Approaches and

    Unmet Needs (Dr. Rajpal)

    All educational content of the ASCRS Annual Meeting is planned by its program committee, and ASCRS does not endorse, promote, approve, or recommend the use of any products, devices, or services.


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