• This list is updated regularly as organizations provide information, but may not include all events taking place during AAO 2021.

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    American Board of Ophthalmology Volunteer Appreciation Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel

    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

    ASCRS Executive Committee Meeting
    Thursday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Windsor Court Hotel

    ASCRS Foundation Governing Board Meeting
    Friday, Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Loews New Orleans

    ASCRS Foundation International Division Meeting
    Friday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Loews New Orleans

    EyeWorld Corporate Event
    Friday, Nov. 12, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    ASCRS 20
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    ASCRS Happy
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Committee Meetings
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    ASCRS Committee Meeting
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Committee Meetings
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    EyeWorld Editors Meeting
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Loews New Orleans

    American Society of Ocularists (ASO)

    2021 ASO Annual Conference
    Friday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    JW Marriott New Orleans

    2021 ASO Annual Conference
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    JW Marriott New Orleans

    2021 ASO Annual Conference
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    JW Marriott New Orleans

    2021 ASO Annual Conference
    Monday, Nov. 15, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    JW Marriott New Orleans

    American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)

    Women in Retina Mentorship Breakfast
    Friday, Nov. 12, 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
    New Orleans Marriott

    Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO)

    Train the Trainer Course
    Friday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott

    ATPO Reception
    Friday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Alumni Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6 pm. – 8 p.m.
    Westin New Orleans

    MEE Boston Keratoprosthesis

    Boston Keratroprothesis Users Breakfast
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Boston University

    Boston University/Boston Medical Center Annual Alumni Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel

    Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN)

    Childhood Glaucoma Research Network Annual Meeting
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    Chinese American Ophthalmological Society

    Chinese American Ophthalmological Society Educational Dinner Meeting
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Five Happiness Chinese Restaurant 

    Cornea Society

    Cornea Society Board Dinner
    Thursday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

    Dean McGee Eye Institute

    Dean McGee Eye Institute/University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology Alumni Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Sheraton New Orleans

    Emory University

    Emory Eye Center Alumni Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Loews New Orleans

    Eye Banks Association of America (EBAA)

    Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2021
    Friday, Nov. 12, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

    Glaucoma Research Foundation

    Glaucoma Research Foundation Ambassador Breakfast
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    Glaucoma Research Foundation Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    International Join Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO)

    ACE 2021 New Orleans
    Friday, Nov. 12, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    ACE 2021 New Orleans
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    ACE 2021 New Orleans
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    LGBTQ Meet & Greet

    LGBTQ Meet & Greet – Allies Welcomed
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 5 – 6 p.m.
    Ma Maison, Morial Convention Center

    Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda University Eye Institute Cornea Service
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    Loma Linda University Eye Institute Annual Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    Macula Society

    2021 Macula Society Mid-Year Executive Committee Meeting
    Thursday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Hampton Inn & suites – Convention Center

    Endothelial Keratoplasty Breakfast Meeting

    Endothelial Keratoplasty Breakfast Meeting
    Monday, Nov. 15, 6 a.m. – 8 a.m.
    Hampton Inn & Suites – Convention Center

    Ocular Microbiology & Immunology Group (OMIG)

    OMIG Breakfast Meeting
    Friday, Nov. 12, 5:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

    OMIG Business Luncheon
    Friday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

    Ophthalmology Foundation

    Ophthalmology Foundation Board Meeting
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    Ophthalmology Times

    Live Medical Crossfire™ Optimizing Management of Uveitic Macular Edema with Potential Treatments on the Horizon
    Friday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Order of St. John Meeting

    Order of St. John Meeting
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
    Westin New Orleans

    Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society

    Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society Board of Directors Meeting
    Friday, Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL)

    OWL: Board of Directors Meting
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    OWL Signature Event & Awards Ceremony
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Pediatric Keratoplasty Association

    Pediatric Keratoplasty Association Annual Meeting Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 15, 6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Rush University Medical Center

    2021 AAO Alumni Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Windsor Court Hotel

    Texas Tech University

    Texas Tech University HSC Alumni Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center

    Tulane University

    Tulane Eye Alumni Association Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Tulane School of Medicine, DeBakey Center

    University of California-Los Angeles

    UCLA Stein Eye Institute Alumni Association
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Le Meridien New Orleans

    University of Cincinnati

    University of Cincinnati Alumni Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center

    University of Louisville

    University of Louisville Annual Alumni Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology 

    University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Alumni Reception
    Friday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Loews New Orleans

    University of Missouri-Kansas City

    University of Missouri - Kansas City Department of Ophthalmology Alumni Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    University of Missouri, Mason Eye Institute

    University of Missouri Mason Eye Institute Alumni Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    House of Blues

    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Truhlsen Eye Institute

    Truhlsen Eye Institute Alumni & Friends Reunion
    Event Cancelled

    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

    University of North Carolina Ophthalmology Alumni Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Windsor Court Hotel

    University of Pittsburgh Eye Center

    UPMC Eye Center Alumni & Friends Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    University of Southern California

    USC Ophthalmology Reception at AAO
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

    University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Hamilton Eye Institute Alumni Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel

    University of Texas Southwestern          

    UT Southwestern Ophthalmology Alumni Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

    University of Utah

    Moran Eye Center Alumni Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    InterContinental New Orleans

    University of Washington           

    UW Department of Ophthalmology Alumni Event
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Loews New Orleans

    Vanderbilt Eye Center 

    Vanderbilt Eye Alumni Reception
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Westin New Orleans

    Washington University

    Washington University Alumni Event
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Harrah’s New Orleans

    Wills Eye Hospital

    Wills Eye Alumni Society Reception
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Loews New Orleans

    World Glaucoma Association (WGA)

    WGA Leadership Meeting
    Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Hampton Inn & Suites – Convention Center

    WGA IPE Meeting
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
    Hampton Inn & Suites – Convention Center

    ZEDS Center/NYU Langone Medical Center

    Zoster Eye Disease Study (ZEDS) Investigators Meeting and Executive/Steering Committees Meeting
    Sunday, Nov. 14, 6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
    Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter