• Meeting Information

  • Hurricane Ida and AAO 2021

    The Academy’s thoughts are with friends and colleagues who have survived Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and the surrounding states. 

    The storm will not affect AAO 2021, which is scheduled for Nov. 12-15 in New Orleans.

    The Academy is in contact with city officials, closely monitoring the recovery effort. Power has been restored to the convention center and to many in the surrounding neighborhoods. Continued infrastructure repairs will not impact the meeting. We look forward to bringing our community together, where all of ophthalmology meets, in New Orleans.

    New: Vaccination Requirement

    The Academy is committed to your safety at AAO 2021. Therefore, our Board of Trustees has determined that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all registrants attending the meeting in person in New Orleans.

    See the Health and Safety webpage for more information.

    Join Us in New Orleans

    Join us in November as we re-create the Academy's annual meeting. From highlighting clinical pearls and the latest research, to making new connections and learning new techniques we look forward to bringing our community together, where all of ophthalmology meets® in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

    Register Now

    When you register for the in-person meeting you will also have access to content in the virtual meeting. If you are unable to join us in New Orleans, you can register for just the virtual meeting. Learn more about meeting registration.

    Reserve a Room

    The Academy has negotiated special hotel rates for AAO 2021. Learn more about hotel reservations.

    Check your travel dates - don't miss a minute of the meeting!

    AAO 2021: Friday, Nov. 12 - Monday, Nov. 15

    Subspecialty Day: Friday, Nov. 12 - Saturday, Nov. 13

    AAOE Practice Management Program: Friday, Nov. 12 - Monday, Nov. 15

    ASORN Nursing Program: Friday, Nov. 12 - Saturday, Nov. 13

    AAO 2021 Expo: Saturday, Nov. 13 - Monday, Nov. 15

    What Is New

    The Academy is excited to implement many changes in 2021 to increase educational and networking opportunities, including:

    • Updated meeting dates so that you spend less time away from your practice.

    • Reducing the number of simultaneous programs so that you can more easily plan your schedule.

    • Providing more community engagement opportunities in the Expo.

    • A robust virtual component for those unable to join us in-person or who want to view a session they may have missed on-site.


    Program Search

    You can now view the program online. The search function is part of the meeting registration process, but you do not need to be registered, or logged in, to use it. Click the quick search buttons or the blue "Filter" button at the top of the search page to refine your search results.

    When you want to build a schedule, or select favorite sessions, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the search page to log in.

    View the AAO 2021 Meeting Schedule Overview (PDF 77KB). Note: All times are subject to change.