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AUSCRS Turns 25, Celebrates Meeting

2022 marks a significant year for the Australian Society of Cataract and Retinal Surgeons (AUSCRS) as it hosts its first face-to-face meeting in three years and celebrates 25 years as a dedicated association.

Indeed, AUSCRS was formed by Professor Graham Barrett and Dr Rick Wolfe in early 1996, and later that year hosted its very first meeting in Perth. The rest is history…

Twenty-five years on, a record number of registrants are expected to attend this year’s meeting in Noosa from 3 – 6 August. The theme for the meeting is the Circle of Life as AUSCRS continues to grow and educate, while also entertaining with activities for families to enjoy.

The program commences on Wednesday 3 August with an advanced trainee day, a half day support staff program, and a welcome reception. The extensive doctor’s program and support program, from Thursday through to Saturday, concludes with a gala dinner.

This year’s gold medal lecture will be presented by Dr Kerry D. Solomon, a cataract, LASIK and advanced vision correction specialist at Carolina Eyecare Physicians, director of the Carolina Eyecare Research Institute, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The founder and surgical director for a non-profit organisation called Operation Sight, Dr Solomon has written over 170 publications including book chapters, book reviews, monographs, and magazine articles, and has produced more than 30 award-winning surgical videos.

AUSCRS takes place at Peppers, Noosa in Queensland. To find out more visit: www.auscrs.org.au/auscrs-2022conference.