• Opening Session and Annual Business Meeting

    Sunday, Oct. 13
    West Level 3
    8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Be inspired by your colleagues and hear from Academy leadership.

    Dr. Chew will give the 76th Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture at AAO 2019.

    Emily Y. Chew, MD is the director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications and the deputy clinical director at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is a medical retina specialist with extensive experience in designing and implementing clinical trials. Among other pursuits, Dr. Chew is the study chair for the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), investigating the use of lutein/zeaxanthin and/or omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

    For the Jackson Memorial Lecture, Dr. Chew’s talk will focus on her clinical and research interests in diabetic eye disease and age-related eye diseases. The lecture is titled “Age-related Macular Degeneration: Nutrition, Genes and Deep Learning.”


    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Review CME information including:

    • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available for AAO 2018, Subspecialty Day meetings and AAOE Half-Day Coding Sessions.
    • Availability of American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) self-assessment credit.
    • How to verify your attendance at the Academy's annual meeting.
    • How to claim CME credits.
    • How to access CME transcripts.