International Congress of Scleral Contacts (ICSC) 2024

May 10–11, 2024 San Diego, CA

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The perfect fit for scleral lens education.

The International Congress of Scleral Contacts (ICSC) offers interactive panel discussions, hands-on learning, and the opportunity to network with peers and industry. This 2-day meeting convenes preeminent educators from more than 19 countries to tackle the most perplexing challenges and broach emerging scleral lens trends. ICSC will offer two tracks tailored to experience level: Masters and Foundations. At ICSC you will learn about:

  • Upcoming scleral lens technologies
  • Solutions for fogging
  • Novel scleral lens uses
  • Corneal cross-linking
  • Scleral lens complications
  • Customized lens options
  • Marketing your practice
  • Ocular surface disease
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Education that fits your experience level

ICSC was founded to help experienced scleral lens fitters hone their skills, but not wanting to exclude those interested with little to no scleral knowledge, ICSC now includes four hours of simultaneous tracks tailored to experience level.

Masters Track

Advanced information for experienced practitioners wishing to refine and expand their scleral lens knowledge.

More information coming soon!

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Lead Instructors:

Brooke Messer, OD, FAAO, FSLS, and John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA

Foundations Track

Geared to practitioners in the early stages of scleral lens fitting.

More information coming soon!

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Lead Instructor:

Ariel Cerenzie, OD, FAAO, FSLS

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Program Chairs

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Brooke Messer, OD, FAAO, FSLS

John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA headshot

John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA

Ariel Cerenzie, OD, FAAO, FSLS headshot

Ariel Cerenzie, OD, FAAO, FSLS

We extend a sincere thank you to Thomas Arnold, OD, FSLS, and Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, for their invaluable contributions as program chairs of the International Congress of Scleral Contacts meeting. Their leadership, expertise, and support of the meeting has allowed for continued growth and an increased incorporation of scleral lenses into clinical practice. Thank you, Drs. Arnold and Barnett!

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2023 Faculty

ICSC will feature top-notch speakers, a highly interactive audience of optometrists, Scleral Lens Education Society fellows, and ophthalmologists. With a faculty at the forefront of innovation, rest assured that you'll learn the latest in clinical advances and solutions for the most perplexing scenarios. Check back for updates on the 2024 faculty!

Keynotes

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Javier Rojas-Viñuelas, OD

Minh Anh Tran, OD headshot

Minh Anh Tran, OD

Faculty

Karen Carrasquillo, OD, PhD, FAAO, FSLS headshot

Karen Carrasquillo, OD, PhD, FAAO, FSLS

 Greg DeNaeyer, OD, FAAO headshot

Greg DeNaeyer, OD, FAAO

Patricia Flores, OD, MSc, PhD, FSLS headshot

Patricia Flores, OD, MSc, PhD, FSLS

John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA headshot

John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA

Jason Jedlicka, OD, FAAO headshot

Jason Jedlicka, OD, FAAO

Elise Kramer, OD, FAAO, FSLS headshot

Elise Kramer, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Brooke Messer, OD, FAAO, FSLS headshot

Brooke Messer, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Langis Michaud, OD, MSc, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS headshot

Langis Michaud, OD, MSc, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS

Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD, FAAO headshot

Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD, FAAO

Sheila Morrison OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS headshot

Sheila Morrison OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS

Cherie Nau, OD headshot

Cherie Nau, OD

Adam Ramsey, OD headshot

Adam Ramsey, OD

 Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO, FSLS headshot

Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Muriel Schornack, OD, FAAO, FSLS headshot

Muriel Schornack, OD, FAAO, FSLS

 Nathan Schramm, OD, CNS, FSLS headshot

Nathan Schramm, OD, CNS, FSLS

Registration

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What to expect at ICSC

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Educational tracks tailored to your experience level, interactive panel conversations, and a bustling exhibit hall

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Attendees with a shared passion for fitting scleral lenses

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Sweeping views of the San Diego Bay at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, steps away from the Gaslamp District

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FAQs

How many hours of CE will be offered?

For information regarding optometric continuing education (CE) available at ICSC, click here.

What's the dress code?

We recommend business casual attire. Meeting spaces tend to be chilly, so don’t forget a jacket or a sweater!

Are there discounts for optometric students?

Yes! There is a significantly discounted registration rate available to students. Our scholarship program will also be coming back by popular demand. Stay tuned for details.

What ICSC Attendees had to say…
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First conference as an OD. Excited and humbled to join the ranks of fellow scleral lens practicioners to bring this amazing technology to more patients.

@sharonchiu_95

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ICSC 2022! This conference was so amazing! The knowledge gained on scleral lenses is unmatched…Looking forward to next year!

@drjazzoptometry

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I met some genuinely cool #optometrists from other states this weekend! Spending today writing my roadmap to include the robust education and practice management nuggets presented.

Lachionte Culpepper

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Wonderful conference for new and experienced scleral practitioners alike! Looking forward to next time for sure.

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Survey Stat: 90% of 2022 attendees said they planned to return next year

Agenda

ICSC convenes preeminent educators and practitioners to discuss the most relevant clinical advances in scleral lenses. This year, ICSC will include nearly 5 hours of simultaneous tracks tailored to experience level.

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Hotel

We have secured a block of rooms at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront over the meeting dates of May 10-11, 2024 at our discounted group meeting rate of $249/night (plus applicable taxes and resort fee). This discounted hotel meeting rate of $249/night (plus applicable taxes and resort fee) is available for reservations arriving within 3 days prior and leaving within 3 days after the meeting subject to availability at the time of your booking. Please note: the ICSC meeting dates are Friday, May 10 - Saturday, May 11, 2024.

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Accommodations and reservation modifications may be made online via the link above, or by calling 1-800-HILTONS and referencing the International Congress of Scleral Contacts meeting. Reservations must be accompanied by a deposit equal to the full cost of room and tax for your entire stay. Your reservation must be received by April 8, 2024. After this date, the hotel will release all remaining rooms at that time for general sale and is no longer obligated to honor our group meeting rate. The hotel will determine if it can accept any further reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at the group meeting rate.

All individual rooms require a deposit equal to the full cost of room and tax for your entire stay secured by a major credit card. All individual reservations are noncancelable and nonrefundable within 30 days of arrival of the reservation date. Once checked in, any reservation that departs prior to the scheduled departure date will be subject to an early departure fee equal to one night’s room and tax.

Scholarship

ICSC is extending an exclusive offer to 10 members of YoungOD Connect to attend the 2024 ICSC meeting (“Meeting”), being held in San Diego, California, from May 10-11, 2024.

During this 2-day conference, attendees can expect to learn about topics such as upcoming scleral technologies, side effects of scleral lens wear, solutions for fogging, toric peripheral curves, novel scleral lens uses, unknowns, marketing your practice, ocular surface disease, and much more. ICSC will feature expert speakers, a highly interactive audience of optometrists, contact lens practitioners, and ophthalmologists. In addition, there will be vendor-supported wet labs offering the opportunity to gain fitting tips and the chance to evaluate various products and designs as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with our many exhibitors and learn more about their products and services.

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COPE Information

For information regarding optometric continuing education (CE) available at ICSC, click here.

Evolve is a COPE-accredited administrator.

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Sponsors

We are passionate about providing a meaningful and memorable educational experience, and appreciate the support from corporate sponsors that make ICSC possible. Take a look at the companies attending ICSC or request exhibitor information here.

Contact Us

For questions relating to ICSC 2024, please contact icsc@avenuelive.com.

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125 East Elm Street, Suite 400

Conshohocken, PA 19428

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