Captain Scott Kelly.

FAIRFAX, Va.—U.S. Astronaut and retired Navy Captain, Scott Kelly will deliver the Lecture on Science, Medicine, and Technology at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Annual Symposium and Congress. The meeting will be held in Los Angeles, May 5 to 9 and Kelly will present “The Sky is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space,” on Sunday May 7 during the ASCRS Sunday Summit.

The lecture was established by ASCRS as a forum for expanding and enriching appreciation of fields of science and medicine outside of ophthalmology. The goal is to encourage attendees to think about larger issues in the practice of medicine, while honoring those whose curiosity and constant striving for innovation have led them to investigate aspects of medicine, technology and science that broaden, enliven and aspire, the organization stated.

Captain Kelly is a former NASA astronaut best known for spending nearly a year on the International Space Station and for spending more time in space than any other American. He did two long-duration space station missions and two shorter-duration space shuttle mission between 1999 and 2015.

With life lessons and personal stories that reveal ways to push one’s own limits, insights on the leadership and teamwork required in demanding conditions, as well as the challenges—such as long term deprivation from loved ones—Kelly will reflect on the choices and life events that paved his journey’s path, the organization stated.

Registration for the ASCRS-ASOA Annual Symposium and Congress is now open.