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  • AAO 2021: Re/Create

    Join us in November as we re-create the Academy's annual meeting in New Orleans. 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®.

    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

    The meeting will take place in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

    Note our new meeting dates so that you spend less time away from your practice. The Academy is excited to implement more changes to increase educational and networking opportunities, including:

    • 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.

    Look for more exciting program news and updates in the coming months.

    The Academy continues to monitor developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our profession. We are exploring many options to bring you the highest quality educational experience that you have come to expect from the Academy. The Academy and Morial Convention Center are implementing cleaning procedures and physical distancing protocols in all areas of AAO 2021 that meet or exceed industry standards. Review the Health and Safety initiatives that the convention center has rolled out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    2021 Abstract Submissions

    Share your knowledge and passion at AAO 2021 in New Orleans.

    The online abstract submitter for AAO 2021 Papers/Posters and Videos will open March 11 and close April 13.

    The online abstract submitter for instruction courses and new Skills Transfer labs is now closed.

    Find more information about how to participate in AAO 2021 on Presenter Central.

    AAO 2020 Virtual

    You can still access AAO 2020 Virtual including:

    • All eight Subspecialty Day meetings
    • Jackson Memorial Lecture given by Michael X. Repka, MD
    • Skills transfer courses
    • Original paper sessions
    • Scientific posters and videos

    Register by Jan. 29

    View all content in the virtual meeting platform as many times as you want, whenever you want, until Feb. 15. In the virtual meeting platform you can also access the Expo, the Academy Resource Center, Industry Showcase presentations and EyePlay activities.

    After Feb. 15, educational content will be available to view online through Oct. 15.

    How to Log In

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    You will need your Academy username and password.

    Find log in help, computer tips and the a platform User Guide on the AAO 2020 Virtual Help webpage.

    More Information

    Visit Meeting Archives to find more information about AAO 2020 Virtual.