• Attendance at In-Person Events

    An inherent risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults over 60 and individuals with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease are especially vulnerable. The scientific research on transmission is ongoing.

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology has taken enhanced health and safety measures in compliance with CDC guidelines and state and local regulations. This is to protect you, our other members and attendees, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions and signage while attending American Academy of Ophthalmology meetings and events.

    You voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 when attending American Academy of Ophthalmology meetings and events.

    Let’s all work together to keep each other healthy.

    Code of Conduct

    The purpose of the Code of Conduct policy is to ensure a professional, collegial and safe environment for Academy meetings/events in which Academy members, staff and other participants treat one another with mutual respect.

    Meeting Content

    Event Photography and Video/Audio Recording Release

    Lead Retrieval


    AdvaMed and PhRMA Codes

    The Academy supports the AdvaMed and PhRMA codes. Both physicians and industry are bound by legal and ethical obligations. These codes provide a framework for that interaction, as does the Academy's Code of Ethics and related Academy conflict-of-interest guidelines. For more information, visit their websites: www.advamed.org and www.phrma.org.

    CMSS Code for Interaction With Companies

    CMSS, the Council for Medical Specialty Societies, developed a Code for Interaction With Companies. The voluntary code is designed to ensure that societies' interactions with companies are independent and transparent, and advance medical care for the benefit of patients and populations. The Academy is one of the original signatories to this code and is in full compliance with the code. For more details visit www.cmss.org/codeforinteractions.aspx.