MAR 2014

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E W Boston 2014 5 1 have had previous refractive sur- gery," Dr. Fishkind said. It's likely that some videos will address the m ethodologies of improved predic- tion; glaucoma and minimally invasive procedures could also be interesting topics, he said. At last year's Film Festival, there were 190 entries, Dr. Fishkind said, adding that he expects this year to produce a similar number. "There's a drifting of American ophthalmolo- g ists away from submitting videos," he said. "We're getting many more videos from foreign members. I see that trend and I would encourage our American counterparts to make a statement for America and submit movies." Categories and new additions Although there are no new cate- g ories this year, Dr. Fishkind high- lighted several of the big categories that continue in the Film Festival. "The New Producer category is becoming more popular," he said. "I encourage anyone who's never submitted or who has submitted but never won a prize for the past few years to enter the category of New P roducer." The People's Choice award is in its third year, which allows attendees to vote on the videos. "It's our colleagues' votes on their sense of what is the newest and most exciting of the videos," Dr. Fishkind said. "I encourage all our colleagues to look at the videos and choose the ones that they think rise t o the top and should receive awards." Dr. Hoffman said he is thinking of having some door prizes to try to attract audience members who are not producers. "In the past, more attendees were present, and lately it appears that only the producers and friends are showing up for the Film F estival," he said. "I am hoping to get more non-affiliated ASCRS members to show." In terms of judging, Dr. Hoffman said that most of the judges will remain the same for this year's Film Festival, although he noted that Thomas John, MD, Chicago, will rotate off and Mitchell W eikert, MD, Houston, will rotate on as a judge. Additionally, this year's chief judge will be Kenneth Rosenthal, MD, Great Neck, N.Y., and the international guest judge will be Brian Little, MD, London. EW C ontact information Fishkind: wfishkind@earthlink.net Hoffman: rshoffman@finemd.com 48-63 Boston Preview_EW March 2014-DL_Layout 1 3/6/14 7:27 PM Page 51

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