• Accessing The Program

    Explore more of the program using the navigation bar on the left.

    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.

    Review the Program

    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.

    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 2019 and Subspecialty Day, when you pick-up your badge onsite.

    Instruction Courses

    Sunday – Tuesday, Oct. 13 - 15
    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.

    New! Purchase the Academy Plus course pass and automatically gain complimentary access to Meetings on Demand presentations captured from AAO 2019 and AAOE. Watch your favorite presentations again or see what you missed.

    Symposia and Spotlights

    Saturday – Tuesday, Oct. 12 - 15
    Over 50 symposia will take place at AAO 2019. Often Named Lectures take place during these sessions. All symposia and Spotlight Sesssion are free with your AAO 2019 registration.

    A small sample of Symposia planned for AAO 2019:

    • Vascular Disease in Neuro-Ophthalmology Cosponsored by the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
    • A Critical Evaluation of Top-Line Data - Cornea Ophthalmic Technology Assessments That Will Change Your Practice Cosponsored by the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee
    • In This Corner…The Retina Debates, 2019 Cosponsored by the American Society of Retina Specialists

    Spotlight sessions cover hot topics in ophthalmology, targeting the comprehensive ophthalmologist. Look for these at AAO 2019:

    • Spotlight on Cataract: Complicated Phaco Cases - My Top 5 Pearls
    • Spotlight on New Technology in Ophthalmology
    • Spotlight on Physician Extenders

    Original Papers

    Saturday – Tuesday, Oct. 12 - 15
    Each Original Paper session focuses on a specific topic followed by a panel discussion. At the end of each session, the panel selects the best paper. Sessions are free with your AAO 2019 registration.

    Scientific ePoster Theater

    South, Exhibition Level
    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 2019 registration.

    Academy Café

    Saturday - Tuesday, Oct. 12 - 15
    Sip free coffee and hear expert panels debate the issues. Then use your cell phone, smartphone or laptop to text message questions to the speakers. Sessions are free with your AAO 2019 registration.

    Join the lively conversation in San Francisco on the following topics:

    • Uveitis
    • Private Equity
    • Cataract
    • Glaucoma
    • Retina
    • Oculoplastics
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus
    • Cornea, External Disease

    Wellness 

    The Academy works to improve ophthalmologist well-being through many resources, including sessions at the annual meeting. One instruction course to put on your calendar: Extinguishing Burnout and Reigniting Joy in Medicine with Susan E. Connolly, MD.

    In addition, look for activities at the EyePlay Experience booth that promote well-being and relaxation, including therapy animals and complimentary seated massage. 

    Learning In the Exhibit Hall

    Saturday - Tuesday, Oct. 12 - 15
    North, Exhibition Level; South, Exhibition Level; West, Level 1

    Join colleagues to discuss the latest innovations in the Learning Lounge, the Technology Pavilion, and the Product Theater.

    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 2019, Subspecialty Day meetings and AAOE Half-Day Coding Sessions.
    • Availability of American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) self-assessment credit for specific AAO 2019 courses/sessions.
    • How to verify your attendance at AAO 2019.
    • How to claim CME credits.
    • How to access CME transcripts.