ASRS Media Kit

Media contact

Jill F. Blim
Executive Vice President
(312) 578-8760 

News releases

Millions of Americans Have Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)—Many Without Even Knowing It

American Society of Retina Specialists Publishes Compounding Pharmacy Information to Promote Safety of Avastin for Treating Macular Degeneration  OCT 04, 2011
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Media resources

ASRS Annual Scientific Meeting News Media Guidelines

Who we are

Founded in 1982 as The Vitreous Society, The American Society of Retina Specialists is the largest retinal organization in the world, representing over 2600 members in all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and over 55 countries.  Learn more about the history of the ASRS.

What we do

The ASRS Annual Scientific Meeting

Provides a collegial open education forum for members to network and collaborate with peers practicing around the world. The ASRS Annual Meeting offers nearly 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learn more about the Annual Meeting.

Continuing Medical Education

ASRS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ASRS currently offers a variety of CME opportunities including the Annual Meeting, the annual Practice Management Issues Seminar, and webinars on key topics such as the CATT study.

The Practice Management Issues Seminar

Convenes annually and focuses on the business principles of running a successful clinical practice in an increasingly complex medical environment. Learn more about the seminar.

The annual Preferences and Trends (PAT) survey

Provided solely for the educational interest of the ASRS membership. Members are eligible to participate on an annual basis and results are available only to members.

Retina Times

The official publication of the ASRS is the definitive information source for physician members of the ASRS. The 5-time-yearly print publication covers the latest clinical trials, research and technology updates, ASRS news and meeting plans, as well as socioeconomic issues and international news. Learn more about Retina Times.

The Foundation of the American Society of Retina Specialists

 A charitable, non-profit Foundation formed by the ASRS to promote public awareness, continuing medical education, research, and treatment of retinal diseases. Visit the Foundation website


Leadership of the American Society of Retina Specialists consists of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, under the direction of current president John T. Thompson, MD. 

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