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AAO 2014

AAO 2014: Engage!

McCormick Place, Chicago — Oct. 18 to 21, 2014.

The AAOE Program begins Oct. 18.

AAO2014 Engage


AAO 2014 in Chicago

Join the Academy in Chicago for AAO 2014, our 118th meeting, in conjunction with the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE). AAO 2014 is a must-attend week of learning, sharing and networking, not only for ophthalmologists, but also for practice administrators, office managers, billers and coders. Don’t miss out on the premier practice management event!

SAVE THE DATE — Oct. 18 to 21, McCormick Place, Chicago.


Important Registration Dates

Now! Register for AAO 2014 and reserve a hotel room.
Sept. 3 Last day to register by fax or mail; last day to cancel; last day to register and have your badge and materials mailed to you before the meeting.
Sept. 24 Last day to preregister online. Badge and materials must be picked up onsite.

Annual Meeting Information


AAOE Program

AAOE General Session: Powered by Purpose — Sunday, Oct. 19 (10 a.m. to noon)

AAOE is pleased to present, back by popular demand, seasoned communications and marketing professional, Scott Deming. Scott's General Session keynote presentation, based on his soon-to-be-released book "Powered by Purpose" is about individual leaders. You may be a natural born leader and know it, or you may be a natural born leader and just haven’t realized it yet. You may be a manager who wants to move up, a supervisor who wants to connect with those under your responsibility, or a CEO who needs to set a new course for a company. You may be someone who has the passion and knowledge to accomplish great things — but also someone who does not think in terms of leadership. The fact is, if you’re not already, you will likely be in a leadership position one day. You need to be prepared. Why? Because you need to understand what it means for you to be a leader, not simply someone who is in a leadership position.

This program is devoted to the individual’s relationship to his or her values and purpose, and how better understanding your own values and purpose can lead to success.

NOTE: Free program for all AAOE attendees. Although this event is complimentary, space is limited and it is still necessary to register.

Practice Management Master Classes — Saturday Oct. 18

This year choose from four intensive Saturday sessions:


NOTE: Separate tickets are required to attend the Saturday intensive sessions; They are not included in the Academy Plus course pass.

Free Saturday course sponsored by OOSS - The Entrepreneurial ASC: Embracing Policy, People, Possibilities and Planning!



Saturday Coding Sessions — Saturday, Oct. 18

The following coding sessions take place concurrently with the Academy's Annual Meeting as part of the AAOE program.

  • Introduction to Ophthalmic Coding and ICD-10-CM (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
  • Coding Camp and Advanced ICD-10-CM (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Customized Course Tracks — Sunday, Oct. 19 to Tuesday, Oct. 21

New this year, we've designed customized course tracks to help you make the most of your time at the meeting. Tracks are organized into the following categories: Advanced Administrator; New Administrator; MD and Administrator Collaboration; Small Practice and Large Practice and take place from Sunday, Oct. 19 to Tuesday, Oct. 21.

All courses are included in the Academy Plus pass.


AAOE Instruction Course Listings


Networking at AAO 2014

The AAOE program offers various networking opportunities for administrators to connect with peers and foster a sense of community.


New Orleans 2013

Thank you for attending the AAOE Program of the 2013 Annual Meeting. Visit the Academy's Annual Meeting page for information about claiming CME credit and access to meeting materials.


Course Highlights from AAOE's 2013 Annual Meeting Program in New Orleans

Ten selected courses (includes audio and sequenced slides) are available for download to AAOE and Academy members as a free member benefit. Course highlights.



Volunteer Opportunities

The annual meeting is your event — Become an active participant, network with your peers and join the community! There are several avenues to share your expertise and talents with your peers:

  • Host an informal round table discussion on current practice management issues;
  • Join the host committee and help new attendees get acclimated to the meeting;
  • Teach a course or join a panel course panel with other colleagues;
  • Help review courses onsite.

Contact sfernandes@aao.org to get involved.