Pre-registration is Now Closed: Register On-Site
April 18: 4pm-8:30pm
April 19: 7am-6pm
April 20: 7am-5pm
April 21: 7am-1pm
The Mid-Year Forum 2018 takes place April 18-21 in Washington, D.C., and is an ideal opportunity to directly advocate for your profession, learn about health care policy changes that will impact how you practice, and develop strategies to implement new programs in your patient-care approach.
Congressional Advocacy Day
April 18: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner Briefing
April 19: 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Questions and Answers
April 19: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Scheduled Visits with Members of Congress and Staff
Commence the evening with a working dinner briefing to prepare for Congressional visits on current advocacy issues affecting medicine. The following day, meet legislators at their place of business - attend Academy-facilitated meetings with your members of Congress and their staff to advocate for your patients and the profession of ophthalmology.
Politics, Policy and Practice Management
April 19: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Opening Session
April 20: 8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hearings, Closing Session and Luncheon
Designed to educate ophthalmologists on critical issues facing ophthalmology in the areas of politics, policy and practice management. This popular event offers strategic and practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to managing a practice, and brings the ophthalmology community together to effect change.
Academy Council meeting
April 20: 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Opening Session and Regional Meetings
April 21: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Section Meetings, Council Elections, Hearing on Council Advisory Recommendations and Council Luncheon
Unite with your colleagues from ophthalmic subspecialty and state societies to discuss issues facing our profession. This is also an opportunity to advise the Board of Trustees on what you view as the highest priorities for the organization via the Hearing on Council Advisory Recommendations.
- No fee for Congressional Advocacy Day.
- Guests attending the CAD Dinner Briefing on Wednesday, April 18 must purchase a $50 dinner ticket.
- Complimentary registration to all events for Academy members in training.
- $225 for the Mid-Year Forum and/or the Council Meeting. Registration fee will be $325 on March 7 and onsite.
- $50 for guest/spouse dinner ticket for banquet event on Thursday, April 19. Note: No charge to attendees registered for the Mid-Year Forum/or Council Meeting.
- Attendees registered only for Congressional Advocacy Day must purchase a guest dinner ticket if they wish to attend the banquet event.
The remaining block of rooms reserved at the Renaissance Downtown is very limited. Contact our housing reservation service, Expovision, to inquire about availability: 1.866.774.0487 or 1.703.770.3908.
Nearby hotels with current availability are noted below for your convenience. No special rates have been arranged for these hotels.
Hampton Inn Washington Downtown Convention Center (3 blocks from meeting hotel)
Kimpton Hotel Monaco (4 blocks from meeting hotel)
Washington Marriott at Metro Center (3 blocks from meeting hotel)
Marriott Marquis (1 block from meeting hotel)
The Academy reimburses some sponsored-attendee expenses, when submitted with original receipts and within 30 days. Learn how to request expense-reimbursement.
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