Sponsorship and Support Opportunities for 2017

Cornea Society/ASCRS/EyeWorld DJ Party

Friday, May 5, 2017

This sponsorship is applied to the 2017 DJ party, which is co-sponsored by the Cornea Society, ASCRS and EyeWorld. The party is invitation-only to Cornea Society members, select ASCRS members, and select industry partners. The party features the talents of two well-known physicians who, through a series of similar events, have become equally well known in the ophthalmic community for their DJing talents. This is an invitation-only event. There are three sponsors of the event, each with equal contribution and attribution. The event will be held at:

NOVO LA by Microsoft
800 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Friday, May, 5 2017
9:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.


Cornea Society VideoEd

The Cornea Society recognizes the significant expense of time, energy, and money required to host a successful live event. We are firm believers in providing the capability to extend the reach of live programming through the use of video and web technologies. The Cornea Society VideoEd features an archived library of educational platforms held throughout the year. Promotional opportunities include banner advertisements on the site.


Since Launch (August 2015–September 30, 2016)
Video views: 9,462
Video impressions: 21,692
Play rate: 54%
Video duration: 54,909
Engagement score: 5,576

Video views: 4,377
Video impressions: 9,380
Play rate: 24%
Video duration: 23,255
Engagement score: 2,858

Banner advertising is now available for the videoED.CorneaSociety.org website. One advertiser will get one horizontal banner and one vertical banner advertisement for $3,000 net per month.

Cornea Society VideoEd e-blast: Sent every Saturday to more than 33,000 eyecare providers, the CorneaSociety.org e-blast is now accepting one horizontal banner ad that will be placed at the bottom of the email. The cost is $1,000 net per month.






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2017 Cornea Fellows Educational Summit

September 14–17, 2017
Tampa, Florida

The Cornea Society is pleased to present the 2017 Cornea Fellows Educational Summit for cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery fellows. 

This 2-day, intensive educational program includes both classroom and skills transfer lab components and is designed to complement and reinforce cornea fellowship training. Understanding the constraints of cornea fellowship budgets, this unique summit offers travel reimbursement for all participating fellows.

Developed to address educational challenges identified by cornea fellowship directors, the 

2017 Educational Summit provides:

• Additional training to improve diagnostic and treatment skills within the clinic setting

• Additional instruction on patient selection and surgical techniques for refractive surgery

• Technique pearls for routine and complex cataract surgery and corneal transplantation

Through an integrated training program in both refractive and corneal transplant surgery, the 2017 Educational Summit aims to enhance current fellowship training and better prepare young ophthalmologists for their first years in practice.


Program Sponsors

The Cornea Society and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) are the joint sponsors of this activity. 

Program Oversight

The Cornea Society and ASCRS are responsible for the development of the subjects and will coordinate content. The Program Committee chairs for 2017 have not yet been selected. In 2016, the Program Committee chairs were:

• Kathryn Colby, MD 

• Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD

• Shahzad Mian, MD

All unrestricted educational grants are used to support the educational content and logistics of this program. For the 2017 Cornea Fellows Educational Summit, there are five levels of corporate support: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and In-Kind. Support recognition varies based on the level of support. 

Platinum level support: $50,000.00

Gold level support: $20,000.00

Silver level support: $10,000.00

Bronze level support: $5,000.00

In-Kind: Corporate supporters who provide
equipment, therapeutics, or materials necessary to complete the wet lab portion of this program will be recognized as In-Kind supporters.

2017 Cornea Fellows Educational Summit – Industry Spotlights

September 14–17, 2017

The Cornea Society is pleased to offer industry partners the opportunity to present to the Cornea Summit attendees. The goal is for fellows to learn about the latest updates from industry through the Industry Spotlight program. This program will take place during meal breaks on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18 and will feature updates from industry representatives on technologies, techniques, and therapeutics. Presentations may be given by either a corporate representative or a physician and will be non-CME.

Industry Spotlight Schedule (subject to change):

Friday, September 15

7:00–8:00 a.m.: 1-hour sponsorship available  

Breakfast will be provided by the Cornea Society

12:00–1:00 p.m.: 1-hour sponsorship available 

Lunch will be provided by the Cornea Society

Saturday, September 16

7:00–8:00 a.m.: Four (4) 10-minute sponsorships available 

Breakfast will be provided by the Cornea Society

12:00–1:00 p.m.: Four (4) 10-minute sponsorships available 

Lunch will be provided by the Cornea Society

Cornea Society/EBAA

2017 Best Fellow Paper Award

Friday, November 10, 2017

AAO 2017

The Cornea Society/Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) 2017 Fall Educational Symposium is designed to provide corneal surgeons, eye bank personnel and vendors with the latest scientific developments on corneal surgery and eye banking. The Cornea Society and the EBAA is pleased to announce an award for the best paper during the Cornea Society/EBAA Fall Educational Symposium. This award is limited to current fellows, residents, and/or medical students and will be awarded during the Fall Educational Symposium.

• Acknowledgment of sponsorship from the podium

• Acknowledgment of sponsorship on marketing materials

• Acknowledgment of sponsorship on signage at the event

• Complimentary registration to attend the event

Cornea Society

Castroviejo Medalist Ceremony and Lecture

Friday, November 10, 2017

AAO 2017

Each year the Cornea Society names the most outstanding individual in the field of cornea and anterior segment of the eye to receive the Castroviejo Medal and to deliver the Castroviejo Lecture at the Society’s scientific symposium at the American  Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting. This is the Society’s highest award and is given in recognition of exceptional contributions in support of the Society’s mission: to promote knowledge, research and understanding in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery. The award is named for Ramon Castroviejo, MD, the father of modern corneal transplant surgery and the inspiration for the founding of the Cornea Society. The recipient will give the Castroviejo Lecture at AAO 2017 and the Cornea Society Joint Symposium.