The Annual Meeting provides many learning opportunities from scientific and practice management courses to the exhibition and beyond. Take advantage of all the Annual Meeting has to offer. Find more meeting planning resources.
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New! Don't miss these two inaugural lectures:
Michael F. Marmor, MD Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts
SYM54, Sunday, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Room 255
"Degas, New Orleans and Eyes Greatly in Need of Care," presented by Richard Kendall, Curator-at-Large, Clark Art Institute. Mr. Kendall is an internationally known art historian and curator as well as being a leading Degas expert. After the lecture, explore Degas House (PDF 436KB), the historic family home of Degas's mother where the famous artist visited and worked.
Bruce E. Spivey, MD Lecture in Risk Management and Patient Safety
SPE17, Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 – 4 p.m., New Orleans Theater C
Susan Day, MD will lecture on risk management and patient safety risks as they relate to ophthalmology. The lecture will be followed by the OMIC Forum, which highlights the successful strategies OMIC has developed in collaboration with the Academy to decrease the frequency and severity of claims against ophthalmologists.
View a listing of all 2013 Annual Meeting Named Lectures (PDF 92KB).
Special Meetings & Events
Don't miss the opportunity to network and socialize with hundreds of your peers. Using Program Search, look up event type special meeting/session for a complete list of meetings and events.
Continue the conversation on the hottest topics, in the relaxed atmosphere of the Learning Lounge.
Visit the Technology Pavilion to see presentations on the very latest equipment and software for business, clinical and academic applications.
Learn the latest about coding and reimbursement, risk management, marketing your practice and other strategies for success. Find more information about the AAOE Program of the 2013 Annual Meeting.
Young Ophthalmologists (YO)
Residents and physicians in their first five years of practice face a unique set of challenges. Visit the YO Web page for more information about the many opportunities, resources, courses, receptions and programs the Academy offers during the Annual Meeting. In addition, find courses and sessions endorsed by the YO Committee in both the online Program Search, special interest young ophthalmologist, or look for the icon in the printed programs.
Senior Ophthalmologists (SO)
Senior Ophthalmologists are a diverse group of Academy members, 60 years and over, with diverse goals including sharing experiences, preparing for retirement and providing support to the Academy and younger colleagues following in their footsteps. Visit the SO Web page for more information on courses and programs specific to SO members attending the Annual Meeting in New Orleans. You can also search for courses and sessions endorsed by the SO Committee in both the online Program Search, special interest senior ophthalmologist, or look for the icon in the printed programs.
Attend timely Governmental Affairs sessions that showcase the relationship between the Academy and state and federal agencies and legislators. Find more information about Advocacy at the Academy.
Skills Transfer Program
Gain hands-on experience with the most current surgical and diagnostic techniques in a small class environment through the Skills Transfer Program. Find more information about the Skills Transfer Program as well as research specific labs and lectures with Program Search.
Global Ophthalmology encompasses courses and events that focus on the various aspects of providing ophthalmic service in developing countries and underserved areas. Information about sessions and events planned for the Annual Meeting are denoted in the printed programs by a icon, or use the online Program Search topic global ophthalmology.
Ethics-specific CME may be required as part of state re-licensure requirements and for other professional purposes. Find sessions and events planned for the Annual Meeting using the online Program Search, topic ethics or find more information about the Ethics Program at the Academy.