• 8 Ways to Spend Your Saturday


    1. Tackle your toughest practice management challenges.

    The AAOE Program at AAO 2016 helps you discover new strategies and tools to code correctly and run an efficient practice. Register for an intensive Coding Session or find the latest tools and solutions in a Practice Management Master Class.

    2. Hear the latest refractive surgery papers.

    At the Refractive Surgery Original Paper session (10 a.m. to noon, S405) an expert panel will discussion the paper presentations and select the best paper. Review paper abstracts through the Mobile Meeting Guide.

    3. Improve your teaching effectiveness.

    The Conference for Ophthalmic Educators offers expert instruction, interactive workshops and group discussion (2 to 5:30 p.m., S104ab). Sign up to get agenda updates and more information.

    4. Academy Café: free coffee, your questions, expert panels, lively conversation.

    Gain new knowledge at the Academy Café sessions (S404): Pediatric Sports Injuries (1:15 to 2:30 p.m.) and Cataract (3:15 to 4:30 p.m.).

    5. Experience the largest ophthalmic exhibition in the world.

    Discover and purchase the latest technology and tools to enhance patient care from 550+ companies at the AAO 2016 Exhibition (South, Hall A, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

    While in the exhibit hall, visit the Technology Pavilion, Booth 168, to hear Academy members and independent consultants offer user-friendly tech talks. Or stop by the Learning Lounge, Booth 126, to join in informal discussions facilitated by experts in the field.

    6. Learn independently online.

    Watch surgical videos through the Mobile Meeting Guide starting on Saturday. Alternatively, visit computer terminals in Hall A, Booth 65 as well as the Lakeside Center Lobby.

    7. View the latest research at your leisure.

    Take time to walk through the Session One Scientific Posters in South, Hall A.

    8. Get out and see the city.

    The Academy is working with Chicago Detours, a local tour company, to provide a wider variety of options for all AAO 2016 registrants, their spouses and guests. Find more information about tours.

    Want to find more sessions and events happening on Saturday? Use the Mobile Meeting Guide.