• Annual Meeting for Media

  • AAO 2017: Where All of Ophthalmology Meets

    AAO 2017, the Academy’s 121st annual meeting, will take place Nov. 11 – 14, 2017 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This year's theme is "New". 

    Members of the media are welcome to attend this event and encouraged to register in advance. Media registration is free and open to editorial staff of credentialed media outlets. Freelance journalists must have a letter of assignment.

    Media Registration 

    Registration for eligible members of the media is now available.

    Please have electronic copies of your credentials and/or letters of assignment available to upload while filling in the online registration form, as they are required for registration approval.

    For more information on eligibility for attendance as press, please review the Academy's media registration policies and guidelines.

    For Press Who Are Attending AAO 2017

    In addition to receiving complimentary registration, qualifying members of the media will receive several AAO 2017 news resources, including:

    • Invitations to scientific and policy-focused press briefings
    • Breaking news updates from AAO 2017
    • Embargoed press releases prior to and during the meeting
    • Full access to the newsroom, with breakfast and lunch served daily

    The Media Conference room will be located in room 230 and the Newsroom in 228/229, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  If you have questions, please contact the Academy’s public relations department at media@aao.org or by phone at (415) 561-8534.

    AAO 2017 Program Information 

    Abstracts for papers, posters and all sessions will be available in the online Program Guide. Below is select information to help journalists plan for the meeting. 

    Select named lectures 

    Jackson Memorial Lecture
    "Evolution of Intravitreal Therapy for Retinal Diseases: From CMV to CNV"
    Daniel F. Martin, MD

    C Stephen and Frances Foster Lecture on Uveitis and Immunology
    "Idiopathic Ocular Inflammatory Disease: Lessons From Deep DNA Sequencing"
    Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD

    Michael F. Marmor Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts
    "One Man's Vision"
    Henry Butler

    Find more information on AAO 2017 named lectures.  

    Subspecialty Day 2017

    The Subspecialty Day meetings take place in New Orleans, Nov. 10 and 11.

    • Cornea Subspecialty Day 2017
    • Glaucoma Subspecialty Day 2017
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day 2017
    • Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Subspecialty Day 2017
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Subspecialty Day 2017
    • Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2017
    • Retina Subspecialty Day 2017

    Find out more about subspecialty day events and speakers.

    For up-to-date information on lecture times and topics, speakers, and papers and posters being presented search the AAO 2017 Mobile Meeting Guide