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The OAS Annual Scientific Meetings are held each year and feature scientific programs designed to feature the latest education, techniques, and research in the realm of ophthalmic surgery and anesthesia. We look forward to meeting you in Houston, February 9-10, 2024. 

Invited faculty members are a diverse mix of ophthalmologists, anesthesiologists, CRNAs, and RNs, bringing you a multifaceted perspective of the field and well-rounded educational content.

The purpose of the OAS annual meeting is to educate its members, as well as other interested healthcare professionals, and share information that will enable them to provide the highest level of anesthesia service during ophthalmic surgery. 

The core objective of the OAS Scientific meeting revolves around education to devoted healthcare professionals. We aim to share crucial information that empowers attendees to elevate the overall quality of care provided. 


Attendee Registration

 OAS Members  Non-Members 
 Physicians or General Registration $500$875 
 CRNA $450$825 
 PA & AA $450$825 
 Associate (RN, Administrators, surgical   techs) $350$475 
 International Rate $100$100 
 Resident $50$50 
 Add On:  
 Block Workshop- Sunday $495$600 

 Puttshack Games and Dinner

 Saturday Night


Bring 3 Attendees from the same practice, 5% Discount per person

Bring 7 Attendees from the same practice, 10% Discount per person

Bring 10+ Attendees from the same practice, 15% Discount per person

*Does not include Saturday Night Function



CME Announcement soon

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

AANA Announcement soon


The meeting will be held in person at the Le Méridien Houston Downtown, 1121 Walker St, Houston, TX 77002. Discounted hotel rates are available for OAS attendees 

Book your group rate for OAS Scientific Program

$189 rate plus 17% Tax

Reduced valet parking to $38 per night plus tax

Last Day to Book: Monday, January 29, 2024

9.6 Miles from William P. Hobby Airport

27 Miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport

The meeting will be in person only. 


Friday, February, 9, 2024

agenda subject to change

 7:30 AMBreakfast 
 8:00 AMWelcome 
 8:30 AMOphthalmologists & Anesthesiologists: What Each Should Know About the Other
Pete Spitellie. MD
 9:00 AMAdvances in Retina Surgery
Effie Rahman, MD
10:00 AMOpiate use disorder in the elderly
Maggie Jeffries, MD

10:30 AM

11:00 AMActive Shooter Presentation
Steven Daniel- Houston Police
12:15 PMLunch 
1:00 PM

To proceed or not to proceed? Preop conundrums Panel
Sarah Laqua CRNA, MSN, Mike Pulido, MD, & More TBA

2:30 PM

International Mission work with ophthalmology
David Markoff, MD

3:00 PMBreak 
3:30 PM 

Paediatric Anaesthesia and Ophthalmic Surgeries
Lakshmi Prasanna Srinivasan, MD

4:00 PM

Pediatric anesthesia- clinical tools for the everyday practitioner
Neil Masters, MD

4:30 PMOphthalmic Surgery Malpractice Claims
Melanie Rubinsky, JD, LL.M.
5:30 PM Opening Reception 
6:30 PMDinner on Own 

Saturday, February 10, 2024

agenda subject to change

7:30 AM  Breakfast 
8:00 AM Welcome 
8:30 AM Demystifying the billing process
Mico Faella
9:00 AM

OR efficiency metrics and how this translates to $$
Kayla Schneeweiss-Keene, CASC

9:30 AMOculoplastics -coagulants and hemostasis in surgery
Mirwat S. Sami, MD, FACS
10:00 AMUpdate on new headache treatments
Stacy V Smith-Haynes, MD

10:30 AM 

11:00 AM Conference Resumes 
12:15 PM  Lunch 
1:00 PM   Incision Free eye blocks- British Approach
Adrian Kwa

Incision Free eye Blocks- American Approach
Howard Palte, MD

2:00 PMDissecting the New SAMBA guidelines Panel
Richard Rivers, MD, PhD, MBA, Maggie Jeffries, MD, & Vindokumar Singh, MD
3:00 PM   Break 
3:30 PM  International Summit Panel: When the patient says "bomb" on an airplane

Adrian Kwa-British Society, Iosofina Giannakikou, MD- Greek Society, Lakshmi Prasanna Srinivasan, MD- Indian Society

5:00 PM 

Orbital Anatomy Review & blocking a Patient on Eliquis & Plavix

Randy Harvey, BS, RRT, APRN, CRNA, FAANA
6:00 PM

Puttshack dinner and games

Separate Add On

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Separate Add On

Register with your conference registration

 7:00 AMBreakfast 
 7:30 AMOrbital Anatomy
 9:30 AMBreak 
 9:45 AMOphthalmic blocks
 11:45 AMLunch 
 12:15 PMSimulation Training 
 2:15 PMWorkshop Concludes 

Mr. Harvey has performed over 60,000 blocks and will teach participants the most up to date techniques. Mr. Harvey is a founding member of the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society and recently served 38 years as the Chief of Anesthesia for the Florida Eye Clinic ASC. Mr. Harvey developed an orbital eye simulator and launched an accredited on-line Ophthalmic Block Training Program, utilizing a 3-D orbital eye model.

Puttshack is an upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience that pairs modern technology with crazy courses and trendy vibes for an experience of teamwork and fun. 

Join your fellow attendees at this fun evening event on Saturday, evening 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Register with your conference registration.

Vendors can host a team of 6! See more on the Exhibit and Sponsorship page!



Where is the conference/hotel located?

How do I reserve my hotel room for the conference?

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What if I have specific questions?

  • If you need any additional information, or if we may be of assistance to you in any way, please contact us at 414-359-1628 OR info@eyeanesthesia.org 

What if I need to cancel my registration?

  • Cancellation after January 15, 2024 will result in a full 100% charge. Cancellations prior to January 15, 2024 will be charged a 25% processing fee. 
  • Please let us know as soon as possible.
  • Attendees are responsible for contacting the hotel and canceling their room reservations. Hotel has a cancellation policy that is subject to fees.

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