Education

The ASOPRS Foundation funds ongoing educational programs here and abroad to keep members, trainees, and other interested parties abreast of the continually evolving field of oculoplastic care.

Current Educational Activities:

Newly Inducted Members Spring Meeting Support
The ASOPRS Foundation provides Education Grants to oculoplastic fellows to attend the Spring Meeting lectures.

Spring Rising Star Award for Best YASOPRS Presentation (link to separate page with winners) The Spring Rising Star Award was initially presented at the Spring 2018 Meeting. Each year, it will be awarded the Best YASOPRS Presentation at the Spring Meeting and will be in honor of the highest ASOPRS Foundation Donor from the previous year.

Bartley R. Frueh Award for Best YASOPRS Presentation
The Bartley Frueh, MD, Award for Best YASOPRS Presentation is given by the ASOPRS Foundation to the top two YASOPRS presentations during the fall meeting.

Travel Grants
Fellow Trave Grants: a one-time travel grant to all ASOPRS Fellows for education in Fellows are eligible to use the grant to attend a NON-ASOPRS meeting, skills training, or workshop. (link to page)

Medical Student/Resident Presenter Travel Grant is a travel grant awarded to Medical Students and Residents selected to present at the ASOPRS Fall Symposium.

ASOPRS URiM Travel Grant ASOPRS is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in oculofacial plastic surgery (OPS). As part of these efforts, ASOPRS is offering travel grants to eligible medical students and ophthalmology residents (PGY1-4) interested in OPS to attend the ASOPRS Fall Scientific Symposium. The grants are intended for medical students/residents who identify as underrepresented in medicine.  Link https://www.asoprs.org/urim-travel-research-grants

Digital/Mobile Surgical Log for Fellows
iOperate is a web-based system designed to simplify and improve the surgical case reporting of ASOPRS fellows-in-training. Aaron Fay, M.D. and John Nguyen, M.D. created iOperate. Using iOperate, fellows are able to log surgical cases in real-time using an iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android phone or tablet, or a traditional computer. Entries are immediately transmitted to the ASOPRS national surgical database. Each fellow can access their case log using the system, while ASOPRS can analyze the national database. The system has been implemented this academic year for all fellows.

On-line Journal access for International Programs
The ASOPRS Foundation provides education grant funds to provide access to the ASOPRS Journal online for international oculoplastic training programs.

ASOPRS Dortzbach Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Bibliography
The ASOPRS Foundation has provided grant funding for distributing and accessing the Dortzbach oculofacial Plastic Surgery Bibliography, which is updated yearly through the University of Wisconsin.