AAO 2016: Where All of Ophthalmology Meets
AAO 2016, the Academy’s 120th annual meeting, will take place Oct. 15-18, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This year's theme is innovation. The event is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.
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.
Registration for eligible members of the media is now open.
Please have electronic copies of your credentials and/or letters of assignment available to upload while filling in the online registration form, as that 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 2016
In addition to receiving complimentary registration, qualifying members of the media will receive several AAO 2016 news resources, including:
- Invitations to scientific and policy-focused press briefings
- Breaking news updates from AAO 2016
- 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 N426A and the Newsroom in N426B, McCormick Place. If you have questions, please contact the Academy’s public relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (312) 791-6719.
AAO 2016 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, opening session
"Hiding in Plain Sight: The Enigmatic Cornea and IOL Calculations"
Douglas D. Koch, M.D.
C. Stephen and Frances Foster Lecture on Uveitis and Immunology
"Immunosuppression for the Uveitides: Current Status and Future Directions"
Douglas A. Jabs, M.D., MBA
Michael F. Marmor, M.D. Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts
"The Alchemy of Color in 19th Century Art"
Francesca Casadio, Ph.D., A.W. Mellon Senior Conservation Scientist with The Art Institute of Chicago
Find more information on AAO 2016 named lectures.
Subspecialty Day 2016
The Subspecialty Day meetings take place on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15:
- Cornea (Saturday)
- Glaucoma (Saturday)
- Ocular Oncology and Pathology (Saturday)
- Oculofacial Plastic Surgery (Saturday)
- Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (Saturday)
- Refractive Surgery (Friday)
- Retina (Friday and Saturday)
- Uveitis (Saturday)
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 2016 Mobile Meeting Guide.