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  • AAO 2022: Where All of Ophthalmology Meets

    AAO 2022, the Academy’s 126th annual meeting, will take place Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2022. Both in-person and virtual options are available to media.

    Members of the media are 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 

    Online registration opens for eligible members of the media on Wednesday, July 13, 2022

    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 2022

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

    • Breaking news updates from AAO 2022
    • Embargoed press releases
    • Full access to the newsroom, with complimentary breakfast and lunch
    • Full access to AAO Virtual, for those who choose to cover the meeting remotely 

    If you have questions, please contact the Academy’s public relations department at

    Health & Safety

    The Academy Board of Trustees has determined that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all those attending the Academy’s annual meeting in Chicago. For more information, please see the Health and Safety webpage.