It was not the same. I was not there physically for the annual fall meeting of ASOPRS – American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, especially since I was being inducted as the international member associate. It is indeed an honour to be amongst the other eight surgeons from India. The election process is strict, and the application must go through multiple committees before one can be inducted.
However, the virtual meeting was well organized, minus the time difference, which was hard to manage. These meetings are great to learn about the most recent advancements in the field and make new connections and associations across the International fraternity.
The meeting was an academic extravaganza for new learnings, and reinforcement for my existing practice patterns learned over the years.
Some of the highlights which I want to share are: