• Annual Meeting Attendance Figures

      2020
    Virtual
    Meeting*
    2019
    San
    Francisco
    2018
    Chicago
    2017
    New
    Orleans
    2016
    Chicago
    2015
    Las Vegas
    Domestic Physicians 6,687 7,863 8,690 8,105 8,444 9,111
    International Physicians 2,033 4,267 4,260 3,728 5,308 6,373
    Health Professionals 564 2,103 2,283 2,281 2,361 2,821
    Spouses/Guests n/a 1,300 1,174 1,284 1,395 1,801
    Exhibitors 2,630 7,125 7,742 7,473 7,922 8,249
    Total Attendance 11,914 22,658 24,149 22,871 25,430 28,355
    No. of Exhibiting Companies 118 499 537 537 560 585
    Square Feet of Exhibit Space n/a 217,500 224,900 233,300 238,700 238,400

    Subspecialty Day Attendance Figures

      2020
    Virtual
    Meeting
    2019
    San
    Francisco
    2018
    Chicago
    2017
    New
    Orleans
    2016
    Chicago
    2015
    Las Vegas
    Cornea * 1,033 1,069 992 1,090 1,275
    Glaucoma * 1,150 1,310 1,171 1,344 1,311
    Neuro-Ophthalmology n/a 313 n/a 313 n/a 489
    Ocular Oncology and Pathology * n/a 138 n/a 159 n/a
    Oculofacial Plastic Surgery * 330 364 356 441 n/a
    Pediatric Ophthalmology * 372 483 363 500 466
    Refractive Surgery * 976 1,132 1,029 1,191 1,271
    Retina * 3,376 3,435 3,175 3,518 3,699
    Uveitis * n/a 305 n/a 356 n/a
    Total Attendance * 7,550 8,236 7,399 8,599 8,511

    *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.