• Top AAO 2017 Courses for International Attendees


    Every year, the Academy’s Regional Advisors Committee share the courses they think will have the greatest interest to ophthalmologists from their region of the world. This year they've chosen nearly 30 events through AAO 2017 in New Orleans, 11 to 14 November.

    Recommendations often feature world-renowned speakers or reviews of ongoing clinical trials on topics important to all Academy members. As Dr. Enrique O. Graue Hernandez of Mexico writes about the course Current Management of Diabetic Retinopathy and Future Directions: 2017 Update, "Diabetic retinopathy is a serious public health threat worldwide. This course provides the fundamental tools to improve care of this very common pathology. Ophthalmologists worldwide will profit from this course. Dr. Das is an authority in this field."

    Download the entire brochure, "AAO 2017 Highlights for International Attendees" (PDF). 

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    Key:

    Saturday, 11 November

    Free | SYM03 - The Value of the IRIS Registry: What Can We Learn From 100 Million Patient Records? | 12:15 – 13:15, room 255-257
    Free | SYM07 - Technological Advancements in Vision Rehabilitation | 14:15 – 15:15, room 242

    Sunday, 12 November

    $ | B100 - Breakfast With the Experts: Complex IOL Calculations | 07:30 – 8:30, room HALL C
    $ | B103 - Breakfast With the Experts: Presbyopia IOLs and Astigmatic Correction | 07:30 – 8:30, room HALL C
    + | LEC110 - Cataract Femtosecond Laser Surgery | 09:00 – 10:00, room 338
    + | 200 - Code Red: Mastering Phaco Nightmares and Worst-Case Scenarios—A Video-Based Course | 10:15 – 12:30, room 391-392
    $ | LAB110A - Cataract Femtosecond Laser Surgery | 13:00 – 15:00, room 353-355
    + | LEC134 - Ab Interno Approach to the Schlemm Canal | 15:15 – 17:30, room 340-341
    $ | LAB110B - Cataract Femtosecond Laser Surgery | 15:30 – 17:30, room 353-355
    + | 241 - Retinoblastoma 2017: They Live and See! | 16:00 – 16:15, room 395
    + | 281 - Serious Eye Cancers Masquerading as Common Benign Conditions | 16:30 – 17:30, room 283-285

    Monday, 13 November

    + | 422 - Evolving Applications in Corneal Crosslinking (CXL): Indications, Multiple CXL Techniques, Management, and Complications Prevention | 09:00 – 10:00, room 398-399
    + | 459 - Eye Simulations for Resident, Medical Student, and Patient Education: Experience First-hand and Learn How to Integrate | 11:30 – 12:30, room 396
    Free | SYM39 - The Great Debate: Uveitis | 14:00 – 15:15, room LA NOUVELLE ORLEANS C
    + | 505 - Current Management of Diabetic Retinopathy and Future Directions: 2017 Update | 14:00 – 16:15, room 270
    + | 491 - Practical Ocular Oncology for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist: What You Should Know | 14:30 – 16:15, room 239
    + | 550 - Serious Eye Cancers Masquerading as Common Benign Conditions | 16:30 – 17:30, room 238

    Tuesday, 14 November

    Free | SYM47 - Development of New Antiglaucoma Medications and Drug Delivery Systems | 08:30 – 10:00, room LA NOUVELLE ORLEANS AB
    Free | 600 - A Video Symposium of Challenging Cases and the Management of Intraoperative Complications During Cataract Surgery | 09:00 – 10:00, room 391-392
    + | 632 - Novel Surgical Techniques for Correcting Presbyopia Using a Shape-Changing Hydrogel Corneal Inlay | 09:00 – 10:00, room 278-279
    Free | 628 - Retinoblastoma: A Global Perspective | 09:00 – 11:15, room 390
    + | SYM50 - Practical Use of Electronic Health Records to Improve Safety and Quality | 10:15 – 11:15, room NEW ORLEANS THEATER C
    + | SYM49 - Pediatric Uveitis in 2017 | 10:15 – 11:45, room LA NOUVELLE ORLEANS AB
    Free | 674 - Advanced Vitreoretinal Surgical Techniques | 10:15 – 12:30, room 391-392
    Free | 668 - Corneal Inlay Technologies for the Treatment of Presbyopia | 11:30 – 12:30, room 335-336
    Free | 653 - OCT Angiography in Retinal Diseases | 12:45 – 15:00, room 396
    Free | 673 - Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Clinical Pearls | 12:45 – 15:00, room 393
    Free | 683 - Advanced Conjunctival Surgery for Ocular Cicatrizing Diseases | 12:45 – 13:45, room 335-336
    Free | 691 - Extended Depth of Focus, Pinhole, and Trifocal IOLs: A Practical Guide to Adopting New Advanced Technology IOLs | 12:45 – 15:00, room 394