Submit an Abstract
Share your knowledge and passion at AAO 2021 in New Orleans.
Submit an instruction course or new Skills Transfer lab abstract by Jan. 12, 2021.
Submit an Abstract
The online abstract submitter for AAO 2021 Papers/Posters and Videos will open March 11 and close April 13, 2021.
Abstract Submission Statistics
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Based on abstract submissions for AAO 2019.
Annual Meeting Program Committee
The Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) is responsible for the Academy's annual meeting Scientific Program, including Instruction Courses, Symposia, and Scientific Papers, Posters and Videos, and the Spotlight on Cataracts session. The AMPC reviews and selects all Instruction Courses except those submitted in the subject classification of Practice Management.
The AMPC is made up of eight subcommittees representing the major subspecialties of ophthalmology. Each subcommittee has at least five reviewers who grade the instruction courses and paper/poster abstracts, and three subcommittee members who review the grades and select the courses and abstracts for presentation. The chair of the subcommittee represents the group on the AMPC. This peer-review selection process ensures the quality and integrity of Academy educational programs and allows broader input from Academy Members.
Volunteer to be a subcommittee reviewer.
In addition to attendee evaluations, symposia and selected courses are also peer-evaluated by monitors. Monitor evaluations are shared with senior instructors and chairs to help them modify and enhance content for future presentations and are an important source of information in the annual selection process.
Volunteer to be a course/symposium monitor by emailing Sadie Peckens, Program Specialist, at email@example.com.
Skills Transfer Advisory Committee
The Skills Transfer Advisory Committee reviews and selects courses and labs for the Skills Transfer program. Courses are reviewed and selected on an annual basis. New Skills Transfer labs submitted by the course abstract submission deadline are reviewed by the Skills Transfer Advisory Committee.
Directors of Skills Transfer labs presented at the previous year's annual meeting will be notified of the status of their lab in January.
Special Projects Committee
The Special Projects Committee is responsible for developing annual meeting programs to complement those that are submitted by members or societies. Examples are spotlight sessions, the Hot Topics Symposium, and the Best of Anterior Segment and Best of Retina Society Meetings symposia.
The American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE) Annual Meeting Program Committee is responsible for selecting the practice management instruction courses, coding sessions and Master Classes.