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  • Vaccinations Required to Attend AAO 2021

    The Academy is committed to your safety at AAO 2021. Therefore, our Board of Trustees has determined that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all registrants attending the meeting in person in New Orleans.

    Every AAO 2021 attendee — Academy members and staff, our contractors, exhibitors and guests — will be required to show proof of vaccination before being allowed to enter the convention center to pick up their badge.

    Academy CEO David W. Parke II, MD, discusses our commitment to safety in this video:

    The Academy will send more information in the next couple of weeks about what you will need to do to attend in person. We are monitoring the situation in New Orleans and as the safety protocols evolve, we will keep you informed. You also can check the AAO 2021 Health and Safety page on the Academy’s website for updates.


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    • If you’re unsure about travel plans, there’s no risk in registering now, because you can switch your registration from in-person to virtual until Oct. 29.