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CDS Renews Contracts with ASHG & ASCRS

Pictured: The ASCRS Foundation Give Sight Interactive Wall, which will be an eye-catching display topped by a bright LED screen, will honor those who give back and the ASCRS Foundation programs they help with their philanthropy. Attendees will be able to interact with photos of patients in need and add their selfie to the “Faces of Donors” portion of the wall when they make a charitable gift during the meeting.

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG,) the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide, renewed its contract with Convention Data Services (CDS) for two years through 2020. CDS will provide full-service registration, integrations and lead management for the annual ASHG meetings. And the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)—the international, educational society for ophthalmic surgeons—renewed its contract with Convention Data Services (CDS) for three years through 2022. CDS will provide full-service registration, integrations and lead management for the ASCRS•ASOA annual meeting as well as self-service registration for multiple smaller conferences.

“ASHG is looking forward to working with CDS on our upcoming meetings,” says Pauline Minhinnett, CMP, CEM and senior director of meetings. “The relationship we have built while collaborating during the past three years has laid a foundation for continuous improvement of our attendee experience that could not be achieved by ASHG alone.”

Adds Richard Mraz, director of IT at ASCRS, “We love working with the team at CDS. The company’s commitment to quality and customer service makes our complex registration processes go smoothly and gives our attendees a great first impression at our meetings.”

“ASCRS has an outstanding team, and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with them for so many years,” says John Kimball, president and CEO at CDS. “The show has a complicated registration process, so our teams work closely to deliver an exceptional event experience. CDS is excited that ASCRS uses both our full-service registration products for the annual meeting along with our self-service registration program for smaller events.”

Chief Sales Officer David Lawton adds, “CDS has a deep understanding of the annual meeting and greatly enjoys our partnership with ASHG. Having a close working relationship allows our team to deliver best-in-show solutions and provide outstanding customer service while onsite.”

Founded in 1948, the American Society of Human Genetics is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. Its nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others with an interest in human genetics. For more info, visit www.ashg.orgASHG features invited-presentations by the world’s leading geneticists, in addition to symposia, workshops and abstract-driven sessions about new developments in basic, translational and clinical human genetics research and technology. For more info, visit www.ashg.org/2018meeting

ASCRS is an international, educational society with more than 8,000 members. Its mission is to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons by providing clinical and practice management education and by working with patients, government and the medical community to promote the delivery and advancement of high-quality eye care. For more info, visit www.ascrs.org  The ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting is the largest U.S. meeting for anterior segment specialists, practice management staff and ophthalmic technicians and nurses. For more info, visit www.annualmeeting.ascrs.org

Convention Data Services (CDS) is the trusted event registration, business intelligence and lead management partner servicing top show organizers worldwide. Headquartered in Bourne, Mass., CDS has been providing customized applications and support services for more than 30 years. For more info, visit www.cdsreg.com


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