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Young Ophthalmologists
YO Lounge at the Joint Meeting

Members in training and ophthalmologists in their first five years in practice are invited to relax and enjoy free Wi-Fi access, refreshments and more. Just show your “YO” ribbon to access the lounge. Tickets to the Global YO Reception are also available in the YO Lounge, so pick up yours when you stop by.

McCormick Place, Grand Concourse
Saturday to Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special Events
Don’t miss these free networking events hosted in the YO Lounge:

  • OPHTHPAC and Surgical Scope Fund Happy Hour
    Saturday, Nov. 10 | 4 to 6 p.m.
    Advocacy issues affect your practice every day. Meet members of the Academy's YO Advocacy Subcommittee, OPHTHPAC and Surgical Scope Fund committees. You will learn more about their efforts and find out how you can make a difference for your patients and your profession.
  • COS 75th LogoNew! YO Neighbor! Canadian and American Cross-Border Conversations
    Monday, Nov. 12 | 10 to 11 a.m.
    If you are curious about ophthalmology on the other side of the U.S.-Canadian border, stop by the YO Lounge to participate in a round table discussion about training, licensing and careers. The session will be jointly led by the Academy's YO International Subcommittee and the Canadian Ophthalmological Residents' Society and will focus on comparing aspects of ophthalmology between the two countries and describing how YOs can take advantage of opportunities to study, work and collaborate with their neighboring nation.
  • Meet with an International Expert
    Monday, Nov. 12 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Meet with international experts face-to-face at this networking event. Our experts are: Richard Abbott, MD; Mike Brennan, MD; Linda Lawrence, MD; Matt Oliva, MD; Larry Schwab, MD; Al Sommer, MD; and James Standefer, MD. Hosted by the YO International Subcommittee.
  • ARVO HI-RESYO ARVO! Exploring Careers in Research Happy Hour
    Monday, Nov. 12 | 4 to 6 p.m.
    Drop by this happy hour to meet and mingle with clinician scientists at all career stages. In particular, senior ARVO members — established clinician-scientists — will be on hand to share their experience and insights as well as answer your questions about career development, opportunities and challenges.