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    We are actively working on the virtual meeting content. View program information as it becomes available.


    AAO 2020 Virtual will be held Nov. 13-15, 2020.

    Registration for AAO 2020 Virtual

    Registration for AAO 2020 Virtual is all-inclusive. Attend any session, course, Subspecialty Day meeting or skills transfer course that you wish. In the virtual meeting, participants are not restricted from accessing content that, at an in-person meeting, would have required additional tickets, passes or registrations. This is an unprecedented and exciting opportunity to open all areas of the meeting to every attendee. View all content in the virtual meeting platform as many times as you want, whenever you want, until February 15, 2021.

    Purchase All-Access Pass

    Your registration is an All-Access Pass to:

    • Over 100 hours of interactive sessions broadcast live.

    • Unlimited access to 700 hours of additional on-demand content.

    • All 8 Subspecialty Day meetings.

    • AAOE practice management program.

    • Up to 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Learn more about available CME.

    • A robust virtual Expo where you can connect with industry representatives and learn about the latest products and services.

    Review registration policies, deadlines, categories and fees.

    Virtual Meeting Access for Academy Members

    The Academy is committed to delivering the critical scientific and clinical information that you expect from the most important ophthalmology meeting of the year. In the past, members have been able to attend the in-person annual meeting event for free, with an option to purchase access to additional in-depth content such as Subspecialty Day meetings, instruction courses and skills transfer labs. In the virtual meeting platform, however, it is not possible to hide or limit content in any way. We understand that the virtual meeting represents a major shift in how the Academy delivers educational content, and how Academy members can access it. In consultation with our physician leadership, the Academy has chosen to open all areas of the meeting to members for one low price of $425. Academy Members in Training only pay $150. You will have access to double the amount of educational content and CME credits than would typically be available during our in-person annual meeting. Plus, you can revisit this content on the virtual meeting platform for up to 3 months after the meeting concludes. All of this, for less than the price of a single Subspecialty Day meeting registration.

    Cancellation of the Live Meeting

    In light of epidemiological projections, government regulations and public health mandates to prevent the spread of disease — including social distancing, limited crowd sizes and face coverings — the Academy was forced to cancel its in-person annual meeting this year.

    This was not a choice, an in-person event is impossible.

    Timing of Cancellation

    Cancelling the live event four months in advance of the meeting dates allows the Academy time to focus on planning an exceptional virtual experience.

    Previous Registration for AAO 2020 in Las Vegas

    If you had already registered for the live meeting in Las Vegas, your registration was automatically cancelled. If you paid registration and/or ticket fees, they were refunded in full. The cancellation and refund process was completed by Friday, Aug. 7.

    Hotel Reservations

    If your hotel reservation was made through the official housing service, Expovision, your reservation has now been cancelled. If you have any questions, contact Expovision directly: aaohotels@expovision.com or toll free at 1.866.774.0487.

    If you made your reservation on your own, you will need to cancel directly with the hotel.


    Exhibiting companies will be able to receive a refund, or apply payments already made to the virtual exhibition or to AAO 2021. Find additional exhibitor information.


    Academy meetings staff will be contacting all confirmed presenters with further instructions regarding their scheduled presentations.

    Committee Members

    If you had a committee meeting scheduled for Las Vegas, your committee chair and/or Academy staff member will contact you with new details for your committee meeting.

    AAO 2021

    We hope that we will be able to gather in New Orleans, Nov. 12-14, 2021.