• AAO 2018’s government-affairs sessions are essential to your advocacy. Plan to attend each of these unparalleled opportunities that will help you best understand the federal policies and regulations that inform our advocacy and impact your practice every day. 

    SPE07 - Digital Health & Telemedicine in Ophthalmology

    The Future is Now: Technology’s Role in Expanding Patient Care in Ophthalmology

    Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
    12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
    McCormick Place Room S103A

    Telemedicine is here, and it’s going to reshape your practice and expand your ability to reach patients in every community. This forward-looking session will prepare you for a brave new world in which ophthalmologists offer synchronous and asynchronous care, and artificial intelligence is a trusted “member” of your practice. 

    SPE20 - Medicare Forum

    Expert Analysis of the Medicare Landscape

    Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 
    12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
    McCormick Place Grand Ballroom S100C 

    Every year, the Academy’s experts provide a packed house of your colleagues with an essential update from Medicare policy’s frontlines. When you leave this session, you’ll have gained up-to-date guidance on current and future quality initiatives. You’ll also understand the Medicare program’s evolution beyond fee-for-service. 

    SPE22 - Q&A with FDA

    Direct Engagement with FDA Leaders

    Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
    12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
    McCormick Place Room S103A

    Leaders from the Food and Drug Administration will engage directly with you during this popular, annual opportunity. Get your drug-and-device questions answered and hear the latest regulatory breakthroughs that affect our profession.

    SPE28 - Ocular Trauma Care: The Challenges and Successes in the Continuum of Care for Eye Injured Service Members and Veterans

    The Complexity of Caring for Our Military Patients, During and After Their Service

    Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 
    12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
    McCormick Place Room S103A

    Our nation’s military are among the first to benefit from breakthroughs in how we treat eye trauma. Hear about the successful efforts to treat our patients in warzones, and mull over the challenges we still face as a profession as we continue our care for those who served after they return home.

     

    SYM34 - The Evolution and Effect of Artificial Intelligence, Telemedicine and 3-D Printing on the Practice of Ophthalmology

    Cosponsored by the American Medical Association Ophthalmology Section Council (AMA)

    Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
    10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    McCormick Place Grand Ballroom S100C

    The future practice of ophthalmology is dependent on the development of emerging technologies. Artificial intelligence, telemedicine and 3-D printing will directly impact our practices and the practice of other medical specialties. This symposium will explore the many different ways that these technologies will change the practice of medicine and ensure a brighter future for our patients.