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Eyecelerator’s May 14 Meeting Canceled 


SAN FRANCISCOMarch 23, 2020 – In light of the recent cancellation of the 2020 ASCRS Annual Meeting in Boston, the May 14 Eyecelerator™ conference has also been canceled. 


Like ASCRS leadership, the Eyecelerator leadership came to this decision in the interest of public safety after monitoring daily recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the City of Boston.


Despite this setback, we are enthusiastically working with sponsors, presenters and investors on programming for the inaugural Eyecelerator which will take place Thursday, Nov. 12, in conjunction with AAO 2020 in Las Vegas.


Showcasing emerging technology, groundbreaking research and inventive concepts, Eyecelerator will act as the catalyst that propels innovation, transforming the future of ophthalmology. Attending surgeons will be on the forefront of technology.


Registration for the November conference opens May 14, 2020.


The second Eyecelerator conference will be the day before the 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

About Eyecelerator

Eyecelerator, originally called Ophthovation, is a partnership between ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology to connect entrepreneurs, investors, businesses and ophthalmologists to accelerate ophthalmic innovation and improve patient outcomes. For more information, visit


ASCRS is an international educational society with nearly 8,000 ophthalmic surgeons at every career stage. Its mission is to empower anterior segment surgeons to improve the vision, outcomes and quality of life for their patients through innovative approaches to education, advocacy and philanthropy. For more information, visit

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit

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