• 7 Can't Miss Foundation Events at AAO 2017


    Meet fellow donors, learn about ophthalmology's history and more at these Academy Foundation events during AAO 2017 in New Orleans.

    Saturday, Nov. 11
    Foundation Donor Reception
    4 to 5 p.m. in the Academy Resource Center (Booth 3140)
    We’re excited to thank our donors and share what’s new. Stop by, have a glass of wine and pick up a special gift.

    Sunday, Nov. 12
    Michael F. Marmor, MD, Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts
    9:05 a.m. during the Opening Session in the Great Hall
    Accomplished New Orleans composer and musician Henry Butler will present “One Man’s Vision.” Blinded by glaucoma since birth, Butler will combine lecture and performance in his presentation. His music is a rich blend of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B.

    Monday, Nov. 13
    Dr. Allan D. and Claire S. Jensen Lecture in Professionalism and Ethics
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in New Orleans Theater C
    “Practical Ethics in Ophthalmology”
    Presented by Thomas S. Harbin Jr., MD, MBA, Eye Consultants of Atlanta

    Museum of Vision History Symposium
    12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in Rooms 243-245
    “Historical Controversies in Cataract Surgery: From Couching to Phaco”
    This symposium celebrates the 50th anniversary of phacoemulsification and the achievements leading to it. It emphasizes major shifts in surgical technique, their associated controversies and challenges for the surgeon.

    C. Stephen and Frances Foster Lecture in Uveitis and Immunology
    12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in La Nouvelle Orleans C
    “Idiopathic Ocular Inflammatory Disease: Lessons From Deep DNA Sequencing”
    Presented by Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington

    Estate and Planned Giving Roundtable
    1 to 2 p.m. in the Senior Ophthalmologist Lounge, Room 224
    Tina McGovern, executive director of the Academy Foundation, will discuss planned giving opportunities that can create a lasting legacy to benefit future generations of ophthalmologists.



    Additionally, remember to stop by the Museum of Vision (Booth 3047) to see “Cataract Surgery: Couching to Phaco,” an exhibit celebrating the history of cataract surgery and the 50th anniversary of phacoemulsification. It will feature the museum’s newest acquisition, an original Kelman phacoemulsifier-aspirator from 1971, as well as museum favorites like our original Ridley IOLs and a spitfire airplane canopy. 

    Lastly, if you haven’t purchased tickets yet for the 14th annual Orbital Gala on Sunday, Nov. 12, tickets are on sale until Nov. 6. Join us in honoring the incomparable H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD.

    Remember, you can bid on a host of exciting items even if you can’t attend the gala. The silent auction opens to all U.S. members on Nov. 6. Watch your email for registration and bidding instructions. You’ll get great deals on the latest ophthalmic equipment, luxury stays in Costa Rica and Los Cabos, prime NBA tickets, fine wine and much more.