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American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

5841 Cedar Lake Road Suite 204
Minneapolis, United States
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American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

ICO Member Number of Members: 607

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) was founded in 1969 to establish a qualified body of surgeons who have training and experience in this highly specialized field. The purpose of ASOPRS is to advance education, research and the quality of clinical practice in the fields of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery specializing in the eyelids, orbits, lacrimal system and face. To help train well qualified physicians, ASOPRS sponsors specialized fellowship training for postgraduate physicians who have completed an accredited ophthalmology residency. The Society has over 600 national and international members.

ASOPRS holds two scientific educational meetings yearly and has done so for the past 40 years. The Fall Meeting is open to all interested physicians and related health care personnel including but not limited to oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologic surgeons as well as general ophthalmologists. The meeting is also well attended by physicians in training, mostly in oculofacial fellowship programs, and minimally attended by allied health personnel. The Fall Meeting was held as a one-day symposium until 2001 when it was changed to a two-day symposium in response to feedback from program evaluations. The first day focuses on aesthetic topics and the second day focuses on traditional or functional topics. The format of the meeting typically includes some or all of the following: panel discussions, platform presentations of peer-reviewed abstracts, featured guest speakers from outside the organization and breakout sessions.

The Spring Meeting is open to ASOPRS members, physicians in training in ASOPRS approved fellowships, and the European counterpart organization (ESOPRS) members only. The meeting is designed to allow extensive interaction, discussion and networking. It was originally built around case presentations from members, but the establishment of a "listserv" several years ago has since filled the need to share cases, and, in response to evaluation data, the meeting now focuses on practice management as well as other pertinent topics presented by guest and member speakers.

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