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S U N DAY, A P R I L 2 4 , 2 0 2 2 | A S C R S A N N UA L M E E T I N G DAILY NEWS Dr. Rhee takes on the role of ASCRS president at the Opening General Session. She also spoke about previous Binkhorst Lecture awardees, mention- ing Marguerite McDonald, MD, who won the award 20 years ago, and there has not been another woman since. It's important to empower women to grow in positions in both medicine and leadership, she said. A mentor is an experienced or trusted advisor, and Dr. Braga-Mele noted that she has had two significant mentors in her career. The first was continued on page 4 continued on page 3 Rosa Braga-Mele, MD, gives Binkhorst Lecture on her journey in ophthalmology ASCRS Opening General Session kicks off Annual Meeting EXPERIENCE DEXTENZA VISIT BOOTH 1315 © 2022 Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. All rights reserved. DEXTENZA is a registered trademark of Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. PP-US-DX-0411 LEARN MORE AT DEXTENZA.COM Now Oering Our First FDA Approved Drug 09/2021 US-DEX-2100225 DEXYCU, the DEXYCU logo, and the EyePoint logo are registered trademarks of EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ©2022 EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All rights reserved. 480 Pleasant Street, Suite B300, Watertown, MA 02472 ImprimisRx is a registered trademark of Harrow Health Inc. ©2022 ImprimisRx, Inc. All Rights Reserved. IMPO0555Rev1 03/22 12264 1000 Aviara Pkwy, Suite 220 Carlsbad, CA 92011 Booth #2001 Visit us at ASCRS T he Binkhorst Lecture wrapped up the ASCRS Opening Gen- eral Session. This year, it was given by Rosa Braga-Mele, MD, and she spoke about her journey in ophthalmology, covering education, mentorship, and innovation. Dr. Braga-Mele said that she was honored to receive the award. She not- ed that not only is she Canadian, but she's the daughter of ethnic immigrant parents who strove for their children to do better than them, which pushed her to become a doctor. Dr. Braga-Mele delivers the Binkhorst Lecture. T he ASCRS Annual Meeting officially kicked off on Saturday morning with the Opening Gen- eral Session. Edward Holland, MD, chair of the Program Committee, welcomed attendees to the meeting. The session continued with Dr. Hol- land interviewing Richard Hoffman, MD, outgoing ASCRS president, and Douglas Rhee, MD, incoming ASCRS president. Discussing the accomplishments during his presidency, Dr. Hoffman

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