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    Register for AAO 2018 and Subspecialty Day.

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    2017 Spotlight Cataract ComplicationsAccess the Program

    The online Program Search is part of the meeting registration process, but you do not need to be registered, or logged in, to review the program. Click the "Filter" button at the top of the search page to refine your search results.

    When you want to build a schedule, or select favorite sessions, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the search page to log in.

    Review the Program

    The Mobile Meeting Guide, which contains all program information, including abstracts, handouts, posters and videos, will be available in September. Also, look for the printed Meeting Program, the spiral bound condensed program for AAO 2018 and Subspecialty Day, in the meeting bag you pick-up onsite.

    Opening Session and Annual Business Meeting

    Sunday, Oct. 28
    E354
    8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Hear from the Academy leadership, cheer your colleagues and learn about the intersection of Art + Science during the Opening Session.

    Instruction Courses

    Sunday – Tuesday, Oct. 28 - 30
    The Academy offers over 350 courses in topics from cataract to vision rehabilitation. This includes over 100 courses in practice management topics such as practice quality and coding & reimbursement.

    All instruction courses, and Skills Transfer didactic lectures, are part of the Academy Plus course pass.

    Symposia and Spotlights

    Saturday – Tuesday, Oct. 27 - 30
    Over 50 Symposia will take place at AAO 2018. Often Named Lectures take place during these sessions, which are free with your AAO 2018 registration. A small sample of Symposia planned for AAO 2018:

    • Is This Optic Nerve Normal? Cosponsored by the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.
    • A Critical Evaluation of Top-Line Data: Glaucoma Papers That Will Change Your Practice. Cosponsored by the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee.
    • Jewel or Junk: Evaluating New Corneal Technologies, Medications, and Surgical Procedures. Cosponsored by the Preferred Practice Patterns Committee.

    Spotlight sessions cover hot topics in ophthalmology, targeting the comprehensive ophthalmologist. Sessions are free with your AAO 2018 registration. Look for these at AAO 2018:

    • Spotlight on Cataract
    • Spotlight on Common Approaches to Ophthalmic Urgencies
    • Spotlight on Patient Communication: How to Handle the Unhappy Patient

    Breakfasts With the Experts

    Sunday – Tuesday, Oct. 28 - 30
    South, Hall A

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
    Start your day right with a delicious buffet breakfast and informal discussion led by experts in the field. The Academy offers 78 breakfasts during AAO 2018. Ten of these will focus specifically on practice management topics.

    Seating is limited - reserve your spot early through online registration for best selection. These roundtables are not part of the Academy Plus course pass, a separate ticket must be purchased; $30 in advance or $40 onsite. Members in Training automatically receive a 50% discount on all roundtables.

    Original Papers

    Saturday – Tuesday, Oct. 27 - 30
    South, Hall A

    Each Original Paper session focuses on a specific topic. A panel discussion follows each paper presentation. At the end of each session, the panel selects the best paper. Sessions are free with your AAO 2018 registration.

    Scientific Posters

    South, Hall A
    Session One: Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenters will be at their displays on Sunday, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    Session Two: Monday, Oct. 29, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presenters will be at their displays on Monday, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

    Visit Scientific Posters in person. They are displayed in two sessions, Saturday/Sunday and Monday/Tuesday. You can also view posters online through the Mobile Meeting Guide, a web-based app that can be accessed through any web browser.

    Attend 90-minute, small-group, peer moderated discussions of selected posters in the Poster Theater. Each session will focus on a specific subject. Sessions are free with your AAO 2018 registration.

    Academy Café

    Saturday - Tuesday, Oct. 27 - 30
    Room S404

    Free coffee and lively conversation: Hear expert panels debate, then use your cell phone, smartphone or laptop to text message questions to the speakers. Sessions are free with your AAO 2018 registration.

    Learning In the Exhibit Hall

    Saturday - Tuesday, Oct. 27 - 30
    South, Hall A

    Join colleagues to discuss the latest innovations in the Learning Lounge, the Technology Pavilion, and the Product Theater. Learn more about what you will find in the Exhibition.

    CME

    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 for specific AAO 2018 courses/sessions.
    • How to verify your attendance at AAO 2018.
    • How to claim CME credits.
    • How to access CME transcripts.