ASRS 2022: All things retina heading to the Big Apple

The 40th annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists will be held July 13-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

All roads lead to the Big Apple as the American Society of Retina Specialists hosts its 40th annual scientific meeting July 13-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

The venue is located at 429 11th Avenue, and registration remains open for both the live meeting and the virtual component of the meeting.

Registration for the in-person event includes mobile app access with a live stream feed and access to recording for 1 month after the meeting, paper and poster sessions, paper on demand offerings, film festival, exhibit hall tradeshow, the Welcome Reception, refreshment breaks, daily lunch, and the Gala Dinner.

Registration for the virtual component includes mobile app access with a live stream feed and access to recording for 1 month after the meeting of the scientific symposia in the General Session Room only and papers on demand, films, and e-posters.

The following is a sampling of the offerings for attendees. All events occur in Eastern standard time.

Wednesday July 13

Programming kicks off with a Retina Case Conference from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Wednesday’s events will wrap up with an opening reception at Cipriani 42nd Street from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.

Thursday July 14

The proceedings gear up with Opening Comments from 8 am to 8:05 am, followed by a Wet AMD Symposium (8:05 am to 9 am) and Dry AMD Symposium (9 am to 9:30 am).

The day’s programming will continue with a Diabetic Retinopathy 1 Symposium (10:10 am to 11:10 am) and Surgery Symposium 1 (11:10 am to 12:05 pm).

The afternoon’s sessions kick off with the Instructional Course: ASRS Research and Therapeutics (ReST) Committee Symposium - Clinical Trials "Unplugged" - Real, Practical Questions and Answers (12:05 pm to 1:20 pm). An instructional course titled Vitreoretinal Surgical rounds will be held simultaneously.

The afternoon programming includes the following offerings:

Surgery Symposium 2 (1:20 pm to 2:25 pm);

Imaging, Digital, Angiography Symposium (2:25 pm to 3 pm);

ASRS Grassroots Advocacy (3:35 pm to 3:40 pm)

Transformative Technology in Retina (3:40 pm to 4:10 pm)

Inflammatory & Infectious Diseases Symposium (4:10 pm to 5:00 pm)

Surgery Symposium 3 (5:00 pm to 5:55 pm)

Scientific Poster Q&A and Exhibit Hall Reception (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee All-Welcome Reception: A Celebration of Our Diversity (6:00 pm to 6:45 pm)

Fellows-in-Training & Resident Reception (7:00 pm to 8:00 pm)

Friday July 15

The scheduled events include:

Wet AMD 2 Symposium (8:00 am to 9:00 am)

Dry AMD 2 Symposium (9:10 am to 10:05 am)

JVRD "Best of the First 6 Years" Panel (10:05 am to 10:35 am)

Honor Awards Ceremony (11:15 am to 12:40 pm)

Instructional Course: OCT Angiography in Clinical Practice (12:40 pm to 1:55 pm)

Instructional Course: How Imaging Helped Me Nail the Diagnosis - Cases From The Experts (12:40 pm to 1:55 pm)

Business Meeting (1:55 pm to 2:05 pm)

PAT Survey and Global Trends (2:05 pm to 2:15 pm)

Diabetic Retinopathy 2 Symposium (2:15 pm to 3:10 pm)

Surgery Symposium 4 (3:10 pm to 4:05 pm)

Ocular Oncology Symposium (4:45 pm to 5:30 pm)

Surgery Symposium 5 (5:30 pm to 6:00 pm)

Technology Symposium (6:00 pm to 6:20 pm)

WinR Case Conference (6:20 pm to 7:50)

Saturday July 16

The final full-day program features:

Retinal Vascular Disease Symposium (8:00 am to 9:35 am)

Dry AMD 3 Symposium (10:15 am to 11:20 am)

Surgery Panel (11:20 am to 11:50 am)

Instructional Course: Running the Gauntlet: Innovations in the Surgical Management of Uveitis (11:50 am to 1:05 pm)

Instructional Course: RETINAWS: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going, Challenging Cases in Vitreoretinal Surgery (11:50 am to 1:05 pm)

Diabetic Retinopathy 3 Symposium (1:05 pm to 1:55 pm)

Surgery Symposium 6 (1:55 pm to -2:55 pm)

Surgery Symposium 7 (3:35 pm to 4:15 pm)

Wet AMD 3 Symposium (4:15 pm to 5:05 pm)

Poster and Film Awards (5:05 pm to 5:15 pm)

Gala: American Museum of Natural History (6:30 pm to 10:30 pm)

Awards Program

The Awards Program is a meeting highlight that recognizes ASRS members for their time and contributions to the scientific programs of the Annual Meeting. The 2022 awards and honorees are:

The 2022 Pyron Award will be given to Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD

The 2021 Founders Award will go to Stanislao Rizzo, MD

The 2022 Founders Award will be given to Maria Berrocal, MD

The Early Career Second Crystal Apple Award honoree is Sharon Fekrat, MD

The ASRS Presidents’ Retina Young Investigators Award will go to Justis Ehlers, MD

The Packo Award to Suber Huang, MD, MBA

The Retina Hall of Fame Award to Tarek Hassan, MD

2023 Annual Meeting

Seattle will host next year’s annual meeting, scheduled from July 27 to August 1.