• Wellness Activities at AAO 2020 Virtual

    Read the event abstracts. Click on the links below for event abstracts from the Virtual Meeting Guide.

    Not registered? Register at aao.org/2020.

    FRIDAY, NOV. 13

    Live Program: Friday (814V). Resilient Leadership—Ruth D. Williams, MD. This presentation takes place during AAOE Opening Session, Part 1: From Recovery to Resilience: Create a Thriving Practice Post COVID-19 (Friday, 7:00-7:30 a.m. PST).

    Live Program: Friday, 9:30-9:50 a.m. PST (Play01V). Instant Recess—Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD. Join Dr. Coleman for her office stretch-routine and a modest burst of moderate-intensity activity.

    Live Program: Friday, 2:20-2:40 p.m. PST (Play02V). Dr. Peter Quiros’s Tiki Bar—Learn the story behind the Mai Tai, and how to make the classic version of it.

    Live Program: Friday, 4:02-4:10 p.m. PST (Ocu07V). Ergonomics in Oculofacial Surgery—Jennifer A. Sivak, MD. This presentation takes place during Potpourri (Friday, 3:35-4:20 p.m.), part of the Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Subspecialty Day.


    Live Program: Saturday, 8:35-9:20 a.m. PST (712V). Managing Change—Senior instructor: Debra L. Phairas. Physicians, managers, and staff often find any change difficult and stressful.

    Live Program: Saturday, 1:30-1:50 p.m. PST (Play03V). Learn TikTok Dance Moves—Dance choreographer: AnnaLynne Clemente. You will be walked through some famous TikTok dance moves to three well-known songs.

    SUNDAY, NOV. 15

    Live Program: Sunday, 7:00-7:30 a.m. PST (OS03V). Opening Session—David W. Parke, MD, in conversation with Saul Levin, MD, MPA, FRCP-E, FRCPsych, (CEO and Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association) about COVID-19’s impact on physicians and their communities.

    Live Program: Sunday, 7:00-7:30 a.m. and 7:40-8:25 a.m. PST (809V and 810V). Plenary, Part 1 and Plenary, Part 2: Keep the Fire Lit: Strategies for Preventing Burnout— Senior instructor: Robert F. Melendez, MD, MBA with Marilyn Ponder COA

    Live Program: Sunday, 1:45-2:05 p.m. PST (Play04V). Academy’s Got Talent—From juggling to dancing, your colleagues share their talents.


    These events will be part of the on-demand program. If you are registered for AAO 2020 Virtual, you can view these once the meeting platform opens

    A Steady Captain in a Stormy Sea: Eight Effective Ways to Lead in Times of Crises—Senior instructor: Aimee Greeter. On demand (641).

    Sexual Harassment in Ophthalmology: How Do I Protect Myself, My Practice, and My Trainees in the #MeToo Era—Senior instructor: Michelle T. Cabrera, MD. On demand (648).

    Core Values for a Better Work Environment—Senior instructor: Maureen Waddle, MBA, with Nancy Baker. On demand (662).

    Boost Positive Employee and Patient Experiences Through Lean Process Improvement—Senior instructor: Collins Mangham, COA, MBA, OCSR, with Jose Agustin Martinez, MD. On demand (710).

    A Research Study Comparing Heads-Up Display and Conventional Optical Microscope for Ergonomic Outcomes in the OR—Presenting author: Robert J. Weinstock, MD. On demand (Po060). 

    The Incidence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disease Among Pediatric Ophthalmologists: Are Ergonomic Innovations Needed?—Presenting author: Samiksha Fouzdar Jain, MBBS. On demand (Po331).

    Professionalism in Ophthalmology: Maintaining Professionalism and Avoiding Burnout—Chairs: Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, and George B. Bartley, MD. On demand (Sym20).

    • What is Professionalism?—George B. Bartley, MD
    • The Professionalism Tree—Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD
    • Inspiration—Donny Won Suh, MD
    • Counsel—Jennifer I. Lim, MD
    • Work-Home Life Balance—Julia A. Haller, MD
    • Benchmarks—Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS
    • Niche/Serendipity—Jane A. Bailey, MD
    • Resilience—Alison H. Skalet, MD, PhD

    This symposium is cosponsored by the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) and the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO).