• 2019 Orbital Gala

    The Palace Hotel 
    Sunday, Oct. 13
    6 to 10 p.m.
    Theme: Hollywood!
    Attire: Glitz & Glam 
    Honoree: Bruce E. Spivey, MD

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    Join the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation for a fun evening at the Palace Hotel, a San Francisco icon since 1875! This 16th annual fundraiser will be the social event of AAO 2019. This year we honor Bruce E. Spivey, MD, MS, MEd, renowned educator, clinician, and transformative leader. Dine, dance, enjoy live entertainment and get great silent auction deals. Proceeds will support the Academy’s educational, quality of care and service programs. 

    Wine generously sponsored by Jessup Cellars. Chocolate generosity sponsored by Eye Candy Chocolatier. 


    See the fun we had in Chicago! 

    To learn more or donate an item to the silent auction, contact Claire Lewis at clewis@aao.org or 415.447.0356.


    Gala Chairs

    Ron Pelton, MD, PhD

    Wendy Pelton 


    Ruth D. Williams, MD

    Stephen C. Gieser, MD, MPH