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    You will need your Academy username and password.

    Find log in help and review computer tips. You can also review the features of the AAO 2020 Virtual platform with our User Guide (PDF 1.5MB).


    The Virtual Meeting Guide, aao.org/2020guide is a streamlined version of the meeting guide. You will not be able to save your favorite sessions.

    When you log into the virtual meeting platform you will find the full Virtual Meeting Guide where you will be able to build a calendar.

    In the Virtual Meeting Guide you can find all sessions that were live broadcast designated with a V for Virtual Meeting Live Broadcast. Many sessions that are labeled V for Virtual Meeting Live Broadcast also have a REC symbol. This means that the session was recorded and is available on demand. Sessions without the REC symbol were not recorded.

    Explore program highlights. Looking for events that usually take place during the annual meeting? Review the 2020 Events list.

    Dates and Times

    AAO 2020 Virtual live broadcast was held Nov. 13 - Nov. 15, 2020.

    View all content in the virtual meeting platform as many times as you want, whenever you want, until Feb. 15, 2021. After that date, program content will be made available to view online. AAO 2020 Virtual on-demand content expires on Oct. 15, 2021.

    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.

    Register: AAO 2020 Virtual

    Your registration for AAO 2020 Virtual is an all-access pass to:

    • Over 100 hours of recorded content that was broadcast live in November.

    • 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 virtual Expo where you can 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 until Feb. 15, 2021. After that date, program content will be made available to view online. AAO 2020 Virtual on-demand content expires on Oct. 15, 2021. All of this, for less than the price of a single Subspecialty Day meeting registration.


    Each year, during the American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting, certain additional meetings and events take place. See our 2020 Events list.