Early Career Section

The Early Career Section (ECS), formerly known as the Young Physicians' Section, is composed of ASRS members who have been in practice for 7 years or less. Among other benefits of membership, ECS members enjoy a vibrant network of peers, representation on the ASRS Board of Directors through the ECS Board Representative, and a symposium at the ASRS Annual Meeting.  

Crystal Apple Award

The Crystal Apple is a special recognition presented to an ASRS member who has gone to great lengths to advance the education and professional development of young vitreoretinal specialists.

ECS Resources

The Section is pleased to offer information on relevant professional topics and resources that are tailored to meet the needs of young physicians. 

Surgical Videos

The ASRS offers a variety of video resources that focus on everything from today's most common retina surgical procedures to more innovative techniques and surgical approaches. 

Member-Sponsored Research 

& Learning Opportunities

Learn more about current research and learning opportunities provided by your peers or submit a call for participation.

Photo Gallery

Take a look back at past ECS events and learn more about our activities. 


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