• Annual Meeting Attendance Figures

      2021
    New
    Orleans
    2020
    Virtual
    Meeting*
    2019
    San
    Francisco
    2018
    Chicago
    2017
    New
    Orleans
    2016
    Chicago
    Domestic Physicians 3,830 6,687 7,863 8,690 8,105 8,444
    International Physicians 612 2,033 4,267 4,260 3,728 5,308
    Health Professionals 1,166 564 2,103 2,283 2,281 2,361
    Spouses/Guests 542 n/a 1,300 1,174 1,284 1,395
    Exhibitors 3,752 2,630 7,125 7,742 7,473 7,922
    Total Attendance 9,902 11,914 22,658 24,149 22,871 25,430
    Virtual Meeting Registration 5,117 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
    No. of Exhibiting Companies 302 118 499 537 537 560
    Square Feet of Exhibit Space 166,800 n/a 217,500 224,900 233,300 238,700

    Subspecialty Day Attendance Figures

      2021
    New
    Orleans
    2020
    Virtual
    Meeting
    2019
    San
    Francisco
    2018
    Chicago
    2017
    New
    Orleans
    2016
    Chicago
    Cornea 486 * 1,033 1,069 992 1,090
    Glaucoma 552 * 1,150 1,310 1,171 1,344
    Neuro-Ophthalmology 141 n/a 313 n/a 313 n/a
    Ocular Oncology and Pathology n/a * n/a 138 n/a 159
    Oculofacial Plastic Surgery 143 * 330 364 356 441
    Pediatric Ophthalmology 192 * 372 483 363 500
    Refractive Surgery 437 * 976 1,132 1,029 1,191
    Retina - * 3,376 3,435 3,175 3,518
    Day 1 1,089 * n/a n/a n/a n/a
    Day 2 1,125 * n/a n/a n/a n/a
    Uveitis n/a * n/a 305 n/a 356
    Total Attendance 4,165 * 7,550 8,236 7,399 8,599
    Virtual Subspecialty Day Registration 3,905 * n/a n/a n/a n/a

    *AAO 2020 Virtual: Registration for the virtual meeting was all-inclusive. All attendees could view any session, course, Subspecialty Day meeting or skills transfer course within the virtual platform without restriction. The attendance figures for the Academy's annual meeting and Subspecialty Day meetings are therefore the same.