ASRS 2023: Premier meeting for retina science and innovation


ASRS is an international, state-or-the-art event offering something for everyone: scientific papers, posters, panel discussions on controversial issues and techniques, award lectures, a Retina Case Conference, the 25th Annual Film Festival, international symposia, and subspecialty review courses.

The 41st annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists will convene on Friday, July 28, and extend through Tuesday, August 1, 2023. The venue is the Seattle Conference Center at 705 Pike Street, Seattle.

This international state-or-the-art event offers something for everyone: scientific papers with question-and-answer sessions, scientific posters with the opportunity to speak with the authors, panel discussions on controversial issues and techniques, award lectures, a Retina Case Conference, the 25th Annual Film Festival, international symposia, and subspecialty review courses, according to Jill Blim, MS, ASRS Executive Vice President.

Other highlights to look for are the Early Career Section lunch (Saturday, July 29, 12:35-1:50 pm), the Women in Retina Case Conference (Sunday, July 30, 5:05-6:35 pm), and the Fellows-in-Training & Residents Reception at Daniel's Broiler in the Hyatt Regency Seattle (Saturday, July 29, 6:30-8:30 pm).

Registration for the conference is available using this link:

Meeting program

The following list shows the session titles. The full details and scheduled speakers are available at

All times shown are in Pacific time.

Friday, July 28

  • International Symposium 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Sub-specialty Reviews 2:15-3:15 pm
  • Surgical Case Conference3:30-4:45 pm
  • Medical Case Conference 4:45-6:00 pm

Saturday, July 29

  • Opening Comments 8:00-8:05 am
  • ASRS Conflict of Interest Policies 8:05-8:15 am
  • Wet AMD Symposium 8:15-9:15 am
  • Dry AMD Symposium 9:15-9:45 am
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Symposium 10:25-11:25 am
  • Awards 11:25 am-12:35 pm
  • Surgery Symposium 11:50-2:45 pm
  • Imaging, Digital, Angiography Symposium 2:45-3:20 pm
  • Inflammatory & Infectious Diseases Symposium 4:00-5:05 pm
  • Scientific Poster Q&A and Exhibit Hall Reception 5:05-6:05 pm
  • FIT/Residents Reception 6:30-8:30 pm

Sunday July 30

  • Wet AMD Symposium 8:00-9:00 am
  • Dry AMD Symposium 9:00-9:55 am
  • Practice Management/Socioeconomic Symposium 10:35:11:05 am
  • Business Meeting 1:15-1:25 pm
  • PAT Survey and Global Trends 1:25-1:35 pm
  • Focused Practice Designation FAQ Panel 1:35-1:40 pm
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Symposium 1:40-2:10 pm
  • Surgery Symposium 2:50-3:35 pm
  • Late Breaking Abstracts 3:35-4:10 pm
  • Ocular Oncology Symposium 4:10-5:00 pm
  • WinR Case Conference 5:00-6:30 pm

Monday, July 31

  • Retinal Detachment & Vascular Disease Symposium 8:00-9:00 am
  • Surgery Symposium 9:10-9:45 am
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Symposium 10:25-11:20 am
  • Best of JVRD 11:20-11:50 am
  • Wet AMD 3 Symposium 1:05-1:55 pm
  • Pediatric, ROP Symposium 1:55-2:55 pm
  • Pharmacology Symposium 3:35-4:25 pm
  • Hereditary Retinal Disease & Genetics Symposium 4:25-5:05 pm
  • Poster & Film Awards 5:05-5:15 pm
  • Gala at Chihuly Garden & Glass 7:00-10:00 pm

Tuesday, August 1

  • Surgery Symposium 8:30-9:10 am
  • Surgical Management: Dilemma, Options, Solutions 9:10-9:40 am
  • Diabetic Retinopathy 9:40-10:10 am
  • Dry AMD Panel 10:10-10:40 am

Awards ceremony

The following awards will be presented during the ceremony on Monday, July 31, 11:25 am to 12:35 pm.

  • Pyron Award, The Road Less Traveled, Eugene de Juan, MD
  • Founders Award, AMD: Johanna M. Seddon, MD, ScM, FARVO, FASRS
  • Crystal Apple Award presented to Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS
  • Young Investigators Award Aaron Y. Lee, MD, MSCI
  • Packo Award presented to Timothy G. Murray, MD, MBA, FASRS
  • Retina Image Bank Award, Manish Nagpal, MD, FRCS (UK), FASRS
  • Retina Hall of Fame Award

Satellite symposia

A wide selection of live and hybrid satellite symposia are listed below will take place in conjunction with the annual meeting. To register for these events, interested parties can use the links supplied. All times listed are Pacific Time. These events are not affiliated with ASRS.

Thursday, July 27

OIS Retina Innovation Summit
7:30 am-6:45 pm
Hyatt Regency Seattle, Elwha Ballroom (Level 5)
808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA, 98101
Register here:

Friday, July 28

Lunch symposia

Saturday, July 29

Lunch symposia

Evening symposia

Sunday, July 30

Breakfast symposia

Lunch symposium

Planning ahead

The 2024 annual meeting of ASRS isscheduled to take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from July 17-20.

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