2017/2018 Upcoming Events


November 3-5, 2017



Exclusive Weekend Course
at the
London Vision Clinic
138 Harley Street
London W1G 7LA


Three Registration Options:
“Complete Program” Presbyopia & SMILE – (Fri-Sun)

Presbyopia Program Only – (Fri)

SMILE Program Only – (Sat-Sun)

Registration is NOW OPEN for:

“Forefront Refractive Surgery: Presbyopia Correction & SMILE” is designed by a Physician – for Physicians (Register Now!)


“Forefront Refractive Surgery: Presbyopia Correction & SMILE” is a comprehensive clinical and surgical program presented by Dan Reinstein, MD MA(Cantab) FRCSC DABO FRCOphth FEBO, and is appropriate for every SMILE surgeon and clinician. The program features in-depth didactic sessions, interactive wet labs and nomogram development for SMILE.

There are three options for participation:

    • Option 1. The “Complete Program” includes both Presbyopia and SMILE. The Presbyopia program will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The SMILE program will occur on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, followed by a wet lab on Sunday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon;
    • Option 2. Presbyopia only (Friday, November 3, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM;
    • Option 3. SMILE only (Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM through Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

RSA Members are encouraged to attend the “Complete Program!”

SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticle Extraction) is one of the eight main procedures in refractive surgery. It is currently performed using the Zeiss VisuMax laser and several other companies are developing parallel technologies. This course will cover all aspects of the procedure and will be of great value to both new and experienced surgeons.

This unique program is offered under the leadership of RSA member Dan Reinstein, MD MA(Cantab) FRCSC DABO FRCOphth FEBO, who has been a major contributor to SMILE research and development. This program serves as the pilot program for the RSA Master of Refractive Surgery “Core Competency” Dimension.


RSA Members receive a 10% discount toward the program fee.
Participation is Limited.
Register Today!



November 9th, 2017


See why
Vision is Everything
at Williamson Eye Center.


View the June 2017
article featuring
The Williamson Eye Center


FREE for Current RSA members.
RSA Membership costs just $50
for Residents and Fellows.

Join Today!

You don’t want to miss
this RSA-exclusive event!

Registration is NOW OPEN for:

Resident & Fellow Refractive Surgery Showcase. Experience Refractive Surgery at the Williamson Eye Center (Register Here!)


This program is designed exclusively for Refractive Surgery Alliance Members who are Residents, Fellows or in their first few years of practice. The Williamson Eye Center is located just 75 minutes northwest of the New Orleans in the beautiful Louisiana capital city of Baton Rouge.

Join us and see first-hand how a state-of-the-art, high-touch, high-volume center provides top quality, comprehensive refractive surgery. Meet top experts in the field and learn how current technology has positioned refractive surgery as a premier ophthalmic specialty. Faculty includes Blake Williamson, MD, Chuck Williamson, MD, Guy Kezirian, MD, MBA, Greg Parkhurst, MD and R. Luke Rebenitsch, MD.

Program Agenda

    • The Future of Refractive Surgery and Why You Should Engage.
    • The “Three Milestones” of Ocular Development and the “Seven Procedures” of Refractive Surgery.
    • What Makes Refractive Surgery at The Williamson Eye Center Special.
    • Live Surgery!    ICL, LASIK with a Raindrop Inlay, Laser Cataract Surgery
    • Examination of Recent Post-Operative Patients.

What’s Included:

    • The Program at The Williamson Eye Center
    • Group Transportation to The Williamson Eye Center from New Orleans and New Orleans airport.
    • Group Transportation back to New Orleans.
    • Cocktail & Hors d’oeuvres at the Home of Chuck Williamson, MD


Participation is Limited to Residents, Fellows, and Members in the First Few Years of Practice.
Register Today!


November 11, 2017


Participation is complimentary for RSA Members however
Registration is Required so
Register Today!


RSA Members may bring
their Administrator and/or
your Social Media Coordinator
to this event.

A light breakfast and snack will be provided, and there is no charge to RSA Members for this event.

Registration is NOW OPEN for:

RSA 2017 Vision Forward Open Executive Committee Meeting @ AAO 2017 (Register Here!)


Register today to attend the annual RSA Vision Forward meeting on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. This is the event where the RSA Executive Committee presents the programs and priorities of interest for the upcoming year. Updates on the five RSA Initiatives are presented. Progress and strategies for the RSA major programs are presented. Informational presentations, panel discussions, and informal talks will span the ongoing, and upcoming, unique events the Refractive Surgery Alliance supports for Members.

This year’s meeting will include a session on “market growth” where the RSA will bring together industry and physician leaders to share perspectives about how we will grow the industry.  It will also include a report on the many RSA initiatives from 2017 that will be expanded into 2018.  These include the Master of Refractive Surgery (MORS) program, RSA Fellowship Initiative, RSA Resident Outreach, RSA Global Expansion, 2018 RSA Social Media Campaign, RSA Optometric Training, and more.

RSA Members may bring your Administrator and/or your Social Media Coordinator (guests) to this event. Registration is required and RSA Member must attend the Vision Forward Meeting with their guest(s). Guest(s) may not attend the Vision Forward Meeting absent the RSA Member with whom they are registered.

Join us for a stimulating morning of discussion and collaboration at this historic New Orleans hotel that transcends time.
Register Today!




Begins January 20, 2018


Program Consists of All 4 Modules:

open-enrollment program
for physicians & surgeons
in all specialties and
from any continent.


Targeted specialties include ophthalmology, plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, cardiology, anesthesiology, orthopedics, and other specialty-medicine based practices.

Registration is NOW OPEN for:

PHYSICIAN CEO 2018 Program (Apply Today!)


The PHYSICIAN CEO program is developed by SurgiVision® Consultants, Inc. in collaboration with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a top-rated business school for executive education.

This program is unique in its focus on practice growth. Other programs train physicians to be managers, to run hospitals and to comply with regulations and billing procedures. The PHYSICIAN CEO program is different. It is explicitly entrepreneurial and focuses on topics relevant to physician leadership, particularly around private practice and entrepreneurial ventures.

The PHYSICIAN CEO program provides an intensive, MBA-style experience to train physicians with essential business skills. The program consists of four 5-day “Modules”. Each module is organized around core topics of interest to physicians across all private practice specialties and a variety of entrepreneurial ventures and is designed to accommodate the physician’s busy schedule.

In-person, live discussions are an essential component of business education. While an online course might seem to be more convenient, experience shows that there is no substitute for live teaching—especially given the high caliber professors at Kellogg, and the highly qualified participants in this program.

Course structure, cases, assignments, and general focus are directly relevant to running your medical practice. Major emphasis is given to strategy, leadership, negotiations, marketing, operations, finance, accounting, corporate structures, and legal topics, among others. Modules are designed to match the rapid learning pace of physicians and provide optimal exposure across the key functions of a Lifestyle medical practice. The “all-inclusive” program fee covers tuition, books & materials, housing, meals, health club and activities.

The PHYSICIAN CEO Program is delivered at the James L Allen Center @ Kellogg Executive School of Management on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. This is a recognized certificate program at Kellogg Executive School of Management and conveys Alumni Benefits accordingly.


RSA Members SAVE 15% – a SAVINGS of $6,300.00

The PHYSICIAN CEO also fulfills the Master of Refractive Surgery (MORS) Business & Leadership Dimension.
Participation is limited so
Apply Today!


February 17-18, 2018


Hosted at
New England Eye Center
Boston MA


Members Only Exclusive Course
Master of Refractive Surgery


Have a new technique or device idea?
Develop a tweak to technology?
Want to understand how products come to market?


Sit on an Industry Advisory Board?
Thinking about it?
Learn the ropes.
Save time, money, and heartache.
Understand the value of your ideas.

Registration is NOW OPEN for:

2018 Master of Refractive Surgery (MORS) Program
Technology and Innovation Demension
The Clinical Side of Innovation: Invention, IP, & Medical Advisory Boards (Register Here!)


Developed under the expert guidance of Program Chairman Michael Mrochen, PhD, and Section Chair Helen Wu, MD, we bring this exclusive course to the Refractive Surgery Alliance Membership – “The Clinical Side of Innovation: Invention, IP, & Advisory Boards”. This is a course every surgeon needs to take. Think about it….nearly all innovations in medical devices begin with the clinician, and yet very few clinicians participate in the process. And fewer still are able to capture a share of the value which they create. This course focuses on the clinical side of innovation, starting with the genesis of new ideas, through the intellectual property (IP) process, royalties, and clinical trials.

A major focus of this course includes an in-depth study of how clinicians make themselves valuable as members of a Medical Advisory Boards (MAB) – what drives that value, how they can align their clinical goals with the companies that develop and sell products, how to anticipate the appropriate role as a MAB member for companies at different stages of development, and how their role is critical to ensure industry allocates resources for real advances and avoids waste.

The module culminates with an actual RSA Industry Advisory Board meeting where RSA experts will conduct a session to evaluate the current status and future opportunities for a major ophthalmic device.

At the completion of this course, participants will:

    • Understand how to identify “unmet needs” and turn them into opportunities to innovate.
    • Know about the resources available to research prior efforts, ongoing developments and the state-of-the-art for specific applications.
    • Understand the value, limitations, processes and alternative methods to protect Intellectual Property.
    • Know how to negotiate royalty participation, what is reasonable and customary, and how to strengthen their position in royalty negotiations.
    • Know how to position themselves to participate in Medical Advisory Boards to maximize value creation for themselves and the sponsor.
    • Gain insights about a major ophthalmic device by observing a highly functioning Advisory Board during the module.


Program Fee of $1,750 USD covers the course fee, program materials & handouts, breakfast, lunch & dinner. Space is limited and registration is required. Spouses/SO/Family members may attend the Saturday dinner paying only a dining fee. See registration for details. Disclosures and Qualifications: (1) This course is not a Continuing Medical Education activity. It is funded by the Refractive Surgery Alliance, Inc. without financial support from industry. (2) Products, brand names, investigational devices and off-label uses of approved devices will be discussed. (2) Participation is limited to current members of the Refractive Surgery Alliance Society. (3) Successful completion of this module will qualify for 1 of 3 Credits toward completion of the Technology and Innovation Dimension of the RSA Master of Refractive Surgery Program. (4) Modules for the Technology and Innovation Dimension repeat every two years.


Every RSA Member should take this course. Register Today!



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March 17 – 21, 2018


Premier Practice Showcase 2018
Instituto Zaldivar SA, Mendoza, Argentina

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April 12, 2018


RSA Symposium & Cocktail Party @ ASCRS 2018
Washington DC

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April 13, 2018


Refractive Day @ ASCRS 2018
Washington DC

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April 13, 2018


YRSA Experience @ ASCRS 2018
Washington DC

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Spring 2018


MORS Core Competency

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Autumn 2018


PHYSICIAN CEO Series: Topic 2018
Chicago IL

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September 22, 2018


RSA Reception @ ESCRS 2018
Vienna Austria

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October 25, 2018


YRSA Experience @ AAO 2018
Chicago IL

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October 27, 2018


RSA Vision Forward @ AAO 2018
Chicago IL

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