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2018 ASCRS Washington, D.C. Daily Tuesday

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ASCRS•ASOA SYMPOSIUM & CONGRESS, SAN DIEGO 2015 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 digital.eyeworld.org EyeWorld Daily News • The official ASCRS•ASOA Show Daily by Liz Hillman EyeWorld Staff Writer field and patient care. His work, the late Dr. Kelman's wife, Ann Kelman, said when introducing Dr. Charles, is "informed by his mechanical and electrical engineering background and is inspired by his moral forti- tude." Dr. Charles led his talk by re- membering the first time he met Dr. Kelman. He was impressed that Dr. Kelman, "someone at that level of accomplishment and innovation," was willing to speak to a "lowly medical student." Dr. Charles said it is a "great pleasure for me to speak in his honor." Detailed look at evolution where microsurgery and engineering intersect and interact T he Charles D. Kelman, MD, Innovator's Lecture honors an individual whose hard work, creativity, and inno- vation advance the field of ophthalmology. This year's lectur- er, Steve Charles, MD, Memphis, Tennessee, is a renowned vitreoret- inal surgeon who has invented a significant number of technologies and devices that have impacted the continued on page 3 Dr. Charles delivers the Innovator's Lecture, speaking about the importance of collaboration among surgeons, engineers, and industry. Dr. Rhee gives an update on the status of the ASCRS endophthalmitis prophylaxis study. continued on page 6 by Liz Hillman EyeWorld Staff Writer "This association is about the sharing of information and ideas, some ideas that can be quite provoc- ative, but that's the open nature of this society," Mr. Speares said of ASCRS, adding later that his aim is to help members harness the natural electricity and passion they have for what they do and capture it. He said he would like to see members get involved, share their ideas, and make them yours. "This is your society, this is your foundation, but I hope most of all you look at this as your home." T he Innovators General Session at the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting on Mon- day morning featured not only the Charles D. Kel- man, MD, Innovator's Lecture but five other presentations that show- cased new or emerging technologies and concepts. Steve Speares, ASCRS incoming executive director, Fairfax, Virginia, spoke to the audience briefly before the main presentations, sharing his professional background that brought him to where he is today and his goals for the society as a whole. Innovators Session features update on endophthalmitis clinical study, adjustable IOLs, and more Steve Charles, MD, delivers Charles D. Kelman, MD, Innovator's Lecture TRANSFORMING O P H T H A L M I C C A R E W I T H SUSTAINED RELEASE THERAPIES VISIT US AT BOOTH #1610 PP-US-OTX-0016 © 2018 Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. All rights reserved.

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