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Council Meetings
Registration for the spring Council meeting to be held from April 17 to 18 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., will be available in late January 2015. Review the meeting schedule and location information below.
  • Members of the Academy’s Council, an advisory body to the Board of Trustees, and leaders of ophthalmic state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies will meet to discuss issues of importance to membership and the profession.
  • Updates regarding various Academy activities and strategic issues affecting the profession will be provided, including key advocacy issues related to state and federal affairs.
  • The Council will also meet by region to discuss issues common to certain areas of the country.
  • Academy members are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.

Spring Council Meeting Schedule (tentative)
Marriott Marquis
Washington, D.C.

Friday, April 17

2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Opening Session
4 to 6 p.m. Regional Meetings

Saturday, April 18
8  to 9:30 a.m. State Section meeting
8 to 9:30 a.m. Subspecialty/Specialized Interest Section meeting
9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Council Elections and Hearing on Council Advisory Recommendations
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Council Closing Lunch with the Capitol Steps

The Council meets twice each year: in the fall, in conjunction with the Academy's annual meeting, and in the spring, in conjunction with the Academy's Mid-Year Forum.

Councilors are required to attend ALL Council meetings.

The fall Council meeting will be held in conjunction with the AAO 2015 in Las Vegas on Nov. 15.

If you have questions about the Council meeting, contact us.