What You Will Find In The Exhibit Hall
Preview the dozens of resources available to you in the exhibit hall.
Academy Resource Center
You will be able to browse and purchase products; find practice management resources; talk to the membership department; get an update on advocacy efforts and learn about The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology at the Academy Resource Center. In addition, sign up for a free 20-minute consultation with a practice management expert, film a personalized patient education video or use the Resource Router to e-mail Academy information to yourself.
Find out how technology can, and will, affect your practice. Make time to visit the Technology Pavilion to hear presentations from experts on the very latest equipment and software for business, clinical and academic applications.
The Electronic Office: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Eye Care
You can find out how to obtain your Electronic Health Record incentive. The experts at IHE will be able to assist you in selecting EHR systems that work and communicate with all your diagnostic and imaging equipment seamlessly.
Reconnect. Refuel. Relax. Recharge.
In 2013 there will be two Rest Stops located in the Exhibit Hall. At both you can:
- Access free Wi-Fi or use a computer provided to download course handouts and view the Virtual Exhibition
- Recharge your mobile device at designated stations
- Catch up with colleagues.
NEW! Tech Bar
At the Rest Stop in Hall I1, get advice and troubleshoot technology related issues with knowledgeable IT staff
Exhibitor Locator Booth
Need assistance navigating the world's largest ophthalmic exhibition? When on the exhibition floor you can visit the Exhibitor Locator Booth where friendly staff members can help.
Open Saturday – Tuesday, this conveniently located café is a great place to eat, meet and network. You will be able to choose from a variety of delicious items, including salads, soups, entrees, seasonal vegetables, pastas, beverages and desserts.
Museum of Vision
While exploring the exhibition, stop by the Museum of Vision to see the latest exhibit Extreme Vision: Science Fiction or Truth. Discover how myth, legend and science fiction predicted modern innovation. Science fiction highlights from the display include ophthalmologist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Superman and Star Trek, while modern innovations include photovoltaic retinal prostheses, iris biometrics and the ruby laser.
Prep Your Pedometer
Give yourself plenty of time to get across the exhibition and convention center. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center boasts that it is the sixth largest convention facility in the U.S. with more than 1 million square feet (or about 0.04 square miles) of contiguous exhibit space.
Take advantage of the setting to meet a fitness goal: 10,000 steps a day is approximately 5 miles or the rough equivalent to the Surgeon General's recommendation to have 30 minutes of activity a day. Or please let us know if you need any auxiliary aids or services as identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Academy Exhibit Plans
The Academy participates in other ophthalmic meetings, around the world, during the year. Find out more information about where we are exhibiting.