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2018 ASCRS Washington, D.C. Daily Sunday

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ASCRS•ASOA SYMPOSIUM & CONGRESS, SAN DIEGO 2015 Sunday, April 15, 2018 digital.eyeworld.org EyeWorld Daily News • The official ASCRS•ASOA Show Daily continued on page 6 Dr. Holland presents Mr. Karcher with the "Most Valuable Executive Director" trophy. by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer "As we mark our 44th anniver- sary, we're continuing the education mission of ASCRS," as well as work- ing toward elimination of treatable blindness, he said. During the "In memoriam," a special tribute was held for Roger Steinert, MD. Dr. Holland spoke about Dr. Steinert's contribution to the profession of ophthalmology and his great humility. He "was a friend to all who knew him," Dr. Holland said. T he Annual Meeting offi- cially opened on Saturday with the ASCRS Opening General Session. It began with a welcome from Edward Holland, MD, Cincinnati, ASCRS program chair. He welcomed attendees to the 44th ASCRS meet- ing, which he said has more than 7,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. He spoke about offer- ings at this year's meeting, noting the creation of the Essentials track based on meeting evaluations from attendees. continued on page 3 Ms. Walter speaks at the Special Joint ASCRS•ASOA Government Relations General Session. by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer difficult. Part of the reason we are where we are, she said, is because the presidential campaign in 2016 was unlike anything before. Ms. Walter noted that people are in their own bubbles and it's getting harder to "bridge the divide." It's also hard to put this president into traditional historical context. There's nothing in the way he acts, speaks, or behaves that's anything like we've seen before, she said. However, Ms. Walter noted that she's trying to step back from the hype and look at the fundamentals, including looking at how to judge T he Special Joint ASCRS• ASOA Government Rela- tions General Session was held Friday evening and featured Amy Walter, po- litical analyst and national editor of The Cook Political Report. Ms. Walter started by acknowl- edging that in her 20 years of expe- rience in politics, she's "never seen anything like this before." "It's not simply the pace and unprecedented-ness of what's happening, but it's the emotional rawness around politics that's at a level I haven't seen before," she said, adding that this makes rational conversations about politics very David Karcher's contributions to ASCRS acknowledged at Opening General Session Government relations speaker highlights current political atmosphere 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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