Mark Your Calendar for June 2nd to 4th, 2017

Please be aware that the Masters in Ophthalmology 2017 meeting location was selected by the FSO several years prior to the 2016 election. When making your reservation for the meeting, please take into consideration that the FSO is contractually bound to this hotel and cancellation fees, would be detrimental to the society. Thank you for your understanding and we promise our meeting to remain free of the political issues. We hope to see you at another terrific annual meeting this June!


You are invited to attend the Masters in Ophthalmology 2017 annual meeting that will be held June 2-4, at the National Doral Miami in Miami, FL. In addition to the scientific sessions, the Masters in Ophthalmology meeting has been designed to provide educational opportunities for each member of the ophthalmic practice including a coding and reimbursement course, an ophthalmic technician program by JCAHPO and an office administrators course.

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The scientific program will feature nationally renowned faculty that will present the latest research, discuss complex cases and provide attendees with practical recommendations that they will be able to take back and immediately implement into practice. The program will once again offer subspecialty symposia breakouts including cornea/refractive surgery, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, and retina-vitreous. Confirmed faculty for the scientific sessions include: Vance M. Thompson, MD (Cataract/Cornea/Refractive Surgery), Leon W. Herndon, Jr., MD (Glaucoma), Larry P. Frohman, MD (Neuro-ophthalmology), William R. Nunery, MD, FACS (Oculoplastics) and the Melvin L. Rubin, MD Award Lecturer Steve Charles, MD, FACS, FICS (Retina-Vitreous).

In addition to the educational offerings, there will be plenty of opportunities for attendees to connect with colleagues and network during exhibit hall and social functions. The exhibit hall will have more than 50 companies, which will be exhibiting and showcasing the best services and products in the field of ophthalmology.

Attendees and their families can take advantage of what the National Doral Miami has to offer, whether it be a game of golf on their amazing course, a massage at the luxurious spa or just taking time to relax by the pool. In addition to enjoying the hotel amenities, attendees can also venture offsite to explore what Miami has to offer.

We encourage all attendees to make their reservations as soon as possible. To make your reservation online, please click here or you may call 1-800-713-6725 and ask for the FSO room rate that starts at $199/night plus taxes per room/per night (includes $20 resort fee). The group rate is guaranteed for reservations made on or before May 9, 2017, or until the FSO room block is filled.

We look forward to another great meeting and seeing you in June!

Special Events

Kahook Dual Blade Presentation and Wet Lab
Non-CME Presentation and Wet Lab
Friday, June 2 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Speaker: Sanjay Smith, MD

The Kahook Dual Blade removes diseased trabecular meshwork in an intuitive fashion that maximizes the natural outflow pathway across a broad range of patients. Learn about the procedure and patient benefits. Experience a realistic representation of the ab interno trabeculotomy.

This event is not part of the Masters in Ophthalmology 2017 Meeting as planned by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology Planning Committee and is not being certified for CME/CE credit.
This activity is sponsored by New World Medical.


Incorporating IOL Technology into Your Practice
Non-CME Dinner at BTL Prime
Friday, June 2 | 7:30 pm

Please join us for a lively dinner discussion about incorporating the latest IOL technology into your practice. We will be featuring Tecnis Symfony The FIRST and ONLY Extended Depth of Focus IOL.

This event is not part of the Masters in Ophthalmology 2017 Meeting as planned by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology Planning Committee and is not being certified for CME/CE credit.
This activity is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision.


Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits and Lowering Taxes
Non-CME Breakfast Symposium
Saturday, June 3 | 7:00 - 8:00 am
Speaker: Leland McKay

The mission of Legally Mine is to empower members of the healthcare and business communities with the knowledge and tools to protect their assets from lawsuits, legitimately reduce their tax liability, and cultivate an environment wherein they can thrive financially.

This event is not part of the Masters in Ophthalmology 2017 Meeting as planned by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology Planning Committee and is not being certified for CME/CE credit.
This activity is sponsored by Legally Mine.


How to Register: Attendees who are already registered for the Masters in Ophthalmology 2017 should email Vivian Grifantini to register for these special events. All others should register for these events when registering for the Masters in Ophthalmology 2017 meeting online.