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  • Events for International Attendees AAO 2023

    International attendees are invited to enjoy a variety of events at AAO 2023!

    Your Place at AAO 2023, Room 101 South

    You are encouraged to visit the International Lounge while in San Francisco to relax, meet with colleagues, receive assistance regarding AAO 2023 and your stay in San Francisco. Located in room 101 South, the lounge will be open from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. The International Lounge is supported in part by HelpMeSee.

    Don't miss the photo booth in the lounge! The schedule for the photo booth at the lounge is: Nov. 3, 3 to 5:30 p.m.; Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Events for International Attendees 

    Those attending AAO 2023 in person are invited to visit the following events at the Moscone Center. Remember to wear your badge and ribbon, if applicable. Note: YO sessions are open to those in the Young Ophthalmologist (YO) category only. Times shown in local time, U.S. Pacific Time.

      Friday, Nov. 3

      • International Attendee Celebration Reception from 4 to 5 p.m. in the International Lounge, Room 101 South
        • Light appetizers will be served
      • Young Ophthalmologist International Happy Hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the YO Lounge, Room 102 South

      Saturday, Nov. 4

      • Opening Ceremony from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Esplanade Ballroom
      • YO Lounge: Empower Hour — Academy Resources for Every Stage of Your Career from 1 to 2 p.m. in the YO Lounge, Room 102 South

      Sunday, Nov. 5

      • YO Learning Lounge: Building a Global Ophthalmology Community (LL11) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Booth 7007, Moscone West Expo
      • Ophthalmology Around the World Program and Reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the International Lounge, Room 101 South
        • Refreshments and and light appetizers will be served

      Monday, Nov. 6

      • YO Lounge: Empower Hour — YO ARVO! Navigating a Career as a Clinician Scientist from 1 to 2 p.m. in the YO Lounge, Room 102 South
      • Celebrating Global Ophthalmology: Champions of Change and Challenges Ahead (SYM63) from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Rooms 151-153 South