• Mid-Year Forum 2021

  • 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.

    We are going 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

    Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss the impact of policies and politics as we work with a new Congress and administration, and learn first-hand from Academy leaders about our strategic priorities as we emerge from COVID-19.


    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. Registration is required and is separate from Mid-Year Forum registration. Participation is limited, so register early.

    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. Registration for Congressional Advocacy Day will close March 26 to ensure that Academy members have the best possible meeting experience.


    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