• Mid-Year Forum 2021

  • Mid-Year Forum 2021 - A Virtual Success

    Thank you to the 800 Academy and AAOE® Members that registered for our first virtual Mid-Year Forum. Your participation helped make it a tremendous success. 

    The event covered physician payment, artificial intelligence, scope of practice, private equity and much more.

    You now can:

    • Read the Mid-Year Forum 2021 Report to easily update leaders and constituents of your society on the meeting or revisit the sessions you found most interesting. The report covers all sessions at the forum.

    • View a recording of all Mid-Year Forum sessions, including our keynote speaker, Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH (AAO.org log in required.)

    Mid-Year Forum 2021: Virtual, Free and Open to All Academy and AAOE Members

    The Mid-Year Forum is one of the Academy’s most significant yearly meetings, bringing the ophthalmology community together to discuss politics, policy, and practice management.

    Our meeting went virtual in 2021 with two half-day sessions:

    Friday, April 23
    11a.m.–2:45 p.m. PT / 2p.m.–5:45 p.m. ET

    Saturday, April 24
    8a.m.–11 a.m. PT / 11a.m.–2 p.m. ET

    Mid-Year Forum presented a unique opportunity to discuss the impact of policies and politics so that we can work with a new Congress and administration and learn firsthand from Academy leaders about our strategic priorities as we emerge from COVID-19. View the program.

    Congressional Advocacy Day

    The Academy is bringing the opportunity directly to ophthalmologists to advocate for patients and the profession during our Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day on Wednesday, May 5.

    Academy physician members and AAOE board members are eligible to attend. 

    With the start of a new administration and Congress, ophthalmologists’ engagement in advocacy and demonstration of their unique role in health care is more important than ever.

    The Academy will schedule all meetings and provide training materials to prepare you for a successful virtual meeting, including a full issue briefing and talking points on the Academy’s key issues. 

    Academy Council Meeting

    The Spring Council Meeting will convene virtually on Saturday, April 24, noon-3:30 p.m. PT / 3-6 p.m. ET after a one-hour break following the close of Mid-Year Forum 2021.

    Separate registration is required to join the Spring Council Meeting.

  • Contact Information

    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    655 Beach Street
    San Francisco, CA 94109

    Meeting registration and reimbursement
    Liz Sharpe (415.561.8565)
    Fax: +1.415.561.8567
    Mid-Year Forum program and Council meeting
    Liz Sharpe (415.561.8565)
    Fax: +1.415.561.8567

    Congressional Advocacy Day and appointments with members of Congress
    Dash Delan
    Fax: +1.202.737.7061