The American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma (ASOT) would like to invite companies to join us as a sponsor for the upcoming 2024 ASOT Annual Meeting and Wet Lab taking place from Friday, May 17th to Saturday, May 18th 2024 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
The purpose of this event is to provide high-quality education and wet lab training related to ophthalmic trauma with an audience primarily consisting of academic and private practice ophthalmologists, ophthalmology trainees, researchers, and medical students from across the United States. The faculty will consist of top ophthalmic traumatologists from premier institutions from across the United States and from the US Military. Speakers include the President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and a physician astronaut from NASA. The meeting is being organized by the Executive Committee of ASOT and Chaired by Amy Coburn, MD. The expected in-person attendance at the main event is 200, with a live feed for remote and international attendance. The Wet Lab portion will include about 30 physicians. The main event will also be recorded and archived for enduring educational content. The Inaugural 2023 ASOT Annual Meeting garnered 100 attendees in New York, New York.
The agenda of this event is attached and includes a half-day wet lab training session on Friday May 17th with dedicated hands-on training of important trauma-related surgical procedures, as well as a full-day educational program on Saturday, May 18th.
There are two methods of sponsorship available. The first is through financial support of the educational meeting at various Sponsorship Tier levels, ranging from Bronze ($2,500) to Platinum ($25,000+), each with various benefits to your company as described in the ASOT 2024 Prospectus, which you can find by clicking here. Examples include advertisement in the conference program, branding on social media posts, dedicated space for exhibitor promotion at the meeting, and opportunities to highlight company products through presentations at the meeting.
The second is through support of the Wet Lab training program. This support could be through the provision of wet lab materials as in-kind donations, such as suture material, surgical instruments, or porcine eyes and orbital adnexa. This could also be supported through the provision and use of wet lab equipment such as surgical microscopes. Lastly, we would invite your company to showcase your products at a dedicated ‘Industry Wet Lab Station’ aimed at giving wet lab attendees exposure to various clinical and operating room equipment that will not be used in the wet lab curriculum itself.
Sponsoring the event will allow companies the opportunity to interact with attendees from across the United States, and internationally who are both in training and in practice within the field of ophthalmology, and who have a keen interest in the management of ophthalmic trauma.