• Celebrate the Fun of Mardi Gras

    Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler in Support of Academy Programs
    Mardi Gras World - New Orleans
    Sunday, Nov. 12
    6 to 10 p.m.
    Business/cocktail attire

    Purchase Tickets

    $300 per person ($150 for young ophthalmologists)
    Tickets are on sale until Nov. 6.


    2017 Honoree: H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD

    Dr. Hoskins, an internationally recognized glaucoma specialist, served as the Academy's executive vice president for 16 years (1993 - 2009). Join us in celebrating his distinguished career and legacy. Those making a gift in his honor receive a personal message in his tribute book. Deadline is Oct. 1.
    Make a tribute gift


    Let the good times roll! Join the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation for an evening of fun and fantasy in the heart of the Big Easy. This 14th annual fundraiser will be the social event of AAO 2017. Dine, dance, enjoy live entertainment, get great silent auction deals and see Mardi Gras floats up close. Proceeds will support the Academy’s educational, quality of care and service programs. 

    See the fun we had last year at the Field Museum in Chicago.

    To learn more or donate an item to the silent auction, contact Karen Duke at kduke@aao.org or 415.447.0356.

    Event Chairs

    Ruth D. Williams, MD and Stephen C. Gieser, MD, MPH

    Host Committee

    Chris Albanis, MD
    John S. Cohen, MD
    Kathryn A. Colby, MD, PhD
    Eliza N. Hoskins, MD
    Ann-Marie Lobo, MD
    William F. Mieler, MD
    Carl V. Migliazzo, MD
    Christie L. Morse, MD
    David J. Noonan
    Purnima S. Patel, MD
    Ron Pelton, MD, PhD
    Peter A. Quiros, MD
    John R. Stechschulte, MD
    Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD