• About the Council

    The Council was established in accordance with Section 7.01 of the Academy’s bylaws. Each member of the Council represents either a state or subspecialty society. The state and subspecialty/specialized interest sections meet concurrently at both the Council’s spring and fall meetings. Councilors also meet in nine smaller, regional groups.  

    Academy members are welcome and encouraged to attend Council meetings. 

    Council Advisory Recommendations

    The success of the Academy’s Council depends on your work to involve your respective constituents. The CAR process provides the best way to bring new ideas and member concerns to the attention of the Academy’s Board of Trustees.

    CARs may be submitted annually between Dec. 1 - Feb. 1.  This page will be updated on Dec. 1 to provide access to the submission tool. In the meantime, you may use this sample template to begin preparing your CAR.




    Annual Society Reports

    NOTE: Change in reporting process effective Jan. 1, 2022. Based on feedback we have received, the Academy will no longer request two society reports (semiannual reports) each year.  

    One annual report  will be due by September 1 every year. Download the report template, complete it and submit to council@aao.org

    Save the Date: Fall Council Meeting

    Thursday, Sept. 29
    Hilton Downtown
    720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago