• New: Vaccination Requirement

    The Academy is committed to your safety at AAO 2021. Therefore, our Board of Trustees has determined that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all registrants attending the meeting in person in New Orleans.

    See the Health and Safety webpage for more information.

    Join Us in New Orleans

    Register Now

    When you register for the in-person meeting you will also have access to content in the virtual meeting. If you are unable to join us in New Orleans, you can register for just the virtual meeting. Learn more about meeting registration.

    Reserve a Room

    The Academy has negotiated special hotel rates for AAO 2021. Learn more about hotel reservations.

    Seven Meetings to Choose From

    Whether you join us in New Orleans, or view content through the virtual meeting, you will enjoy these benefits:

    Subspecialty Day - Friday

    Choose among five meetings taking place on Friday, Nov. 12:

    Registration includes:

    • Flexibility to float among Subspecialty Day meetings taking place the same day in New Orleans
    • Detailed course syllabi available online
    • Continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch
    • Access to virtual Subspecialty Day content from Friday
    • New! CME credits available for BOTH the in-person meeting in New Orleans and virtual content

    Subspecialty Day - Saturday

    Choose among three meetings taking place on Saturday, Nov. 13:

    Registration includes:

    • Flexibility to float among Subspecialty Day meetings taking place the same day in New Orleans
    • Detailed course syllabi available online
    • Continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch
    • Expo
    • New! Industry Showcases
    • Access to virtual Subspecialty Day content from Saturday
    • New! CME credits available for BOTH the in-person meeting in New Orleans and virtual content

    Subspecialty Day Virtual - Friday

    Registration includes:

    Subspecialty Day Virtual - Saturday

    Registration includes:

    The 2021 Ocular Oncology and Pathology Subspecialty Day meeting has been cancelled.

    2021 Subspecialty Day CME Credit

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

    Friday Subspecialty Day Activity: Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery and Retina (Day 1)

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this Other (blended live and enduring material,) activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Saturday Subspecialty Day Activity: Cornea, Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and Retina (Day 2)

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this Other (blended live and enduring material,) activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Review all 2021 CME information including:

    • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available for AAO 2021, Subspecialty Day meetings and AAOE Half-Day Coding Sessions.
    • Availability of American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) self-assessment credit for specific courses/sessions.
    • How to verify your attendance at the Academy's annual meeting.
    • How to claim CME credits.
    • How to access CME transcripts.