Where can I find general information about the meeting?
You can find general information about the Academy's annual meeting and Subspecialty Day meetings online.
Where can I find program information?
Access program information through online registration. You do not need to log in or register for AAO 2017 to review the program. You can also find AAO 2017 information on the Program web page.
In addition, access all program information, including abstracts, handouts, posters and videos, through the Mobile Meeting Guide. No need to visit the app store! The Mobile Meeting Guide is a web-based app that you can access through your web browser on any device that is connected to the internet. Learn more about how to use the Mobile Meeting Guide.
Look for the printed Meeting Program in the meeting bag you pick-up onsite.
Where can I find information about reserving a hotel room for the annual meeting?
Information about reserving hotel rooms is available on the Hotel Reservation Information web page.
How do I know which registration category to use?
Review registration categories and their definitions on the Categories and Fees web page.
What is the badge mailing deadline? What happens if I miss the mailing deadline?
The badge mailing deadline is the last day to register online and have your badge, course pass, tickets and other meeting materials mailed to you before the meeting.
If you register online after the deadline you will need to pick up your badge and registration materials at the Registration area, Hall C, when you arrive at the annual meeting.
Find more information on the Registration Information web page.
What if I need to make changes to my registration and/or badge after the badge mailing deadline?
You will need to visit the Registration area, Hall C, when you arrive at the annual meeting.
How do I cancel my registration?
You must submit a written request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by the published deadline - Sept. 22, 2017. Include your name and Academy identification number. A per-person, per-meeting cancellation processing fee of $75, or your total registration, course pass and ticket fees, whichever is less, will be assessed. No refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received after the published deadline.
What is the Academy Plus course pass and when can I purchase the pass?
Academy Plus offers you maximum convenience and flexibility with unlimited access to more than 350 Academy and AAOE instruction courses. The course pass is non-transferable. You can purchase the pass online when you register for the annual meeting or when you arrive at the meeting.
Find more information about Academy Plus.
What is a ticketed event and when can I purchase tickets?
Individual tickets must be purchased separately to attend specific sessions and events. These include:
You can purchase tickets online when you register for the annual meeting or when you arrive at the meeting. Tickets are available on a first-come basis. Tickets are non-transferable.
The session/event I want to purchase a ticket for is sold out. Why? Can I still get a ticket?
- There are a limited number of seats available in course rooms and at Breakfasts. Tickets are available on a first-come basis.
- There is no waitlist for tickets, but you can check through the online meeting registration process to see if one has become available.
- You can purchase tickets at the annual meeting by visiting the Ticket Sales area, Hall C.
Where can I find CME/attendance verification information?
Visit the CME web page.
What is the Mobile Meeting Guide? Where can I find it?
The Mobile Meeting Guide is a web-based app where you can access program information, including abstracts, handouts, posters and videos
No need to visit the app store! You can access the Mobile Meeting Guide on any device that is connected to the internet.
Find out more about what the Mobile Meeting Guide has to offer and watch tutorial videos.
Where can I find course handouts?
AAO 2017 course handouts are availble in the Mobile Meeting Guide, a web-based app accessed through your web browser. For tutorial videos, visit the Mobile Meeting Guide web page.
Plan ahead by downloading and/or printing handouts before arriving in New Orleans.
Course handouts from AAO 2016 and many past meetings can be found through Meeting Archives.
When does the Opening Session take place?
The Opening Session for the annual meeting takes place on Sunday, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Find more information about the Opening Session.
I want to take a Skills Transfer lab. Do I have to take the prerequisite lecture?
Not all Skills Transfer labs have prerequisite lectures. For those that do, the prerequisite lecture is strongly recommended but NOT required.
- All Skills Transfer prerequisite lectures are included in the Academy Plus course pass.
- Skills Transfer labs are ticketed events that must be purchased separately. They are not included in the Academy Plus course pass.
Find more information about Skills Transfer Labs.
Can I attend a Skills Transfer lecture without attending the lab?
Yes. All Skills Transfer lectures are included in the Academy Plus course pass and open to all pass holders.
What is the Virtual Meeting?
The Virtual Meeting is a free online component of the Academy's annual meeting. Educational content is streamed live from the meeting and then archived. Find more information about the Virtual Meeting.
Where can I find more information about the Exhibition?
Visit the Exhibition web page.
What activities are available for guests and spouses? Do they have to register for the meeting to participate?
Tours and activities are available for guests and spouses of meeting attendees. Spouses and guests do not need to register for the Academy's annual meeting in order to participate.
Where can I find more information about the Orbital Gala?
Visit the Orbital Gala web page.
Where can I find information about the Run for Vision?
Visit the Run for Vision website.