• AAO 2019: Where All of Ophthalmology Meets

    AAO 2019, the Academy’s 123rd annual meeting, will take place Oct. 12 – 15, 2019 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. This year's theme is "Inspire!". 

    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 is now open. Sign up online today.

    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 2019

    In addition to receiving complimentary registration, qualifying members of the media will receive several AAO 2019 news resources, including:

    • Invitations to scientific and policy-focused press briefings
    • Breaking news updates from AAO 2019
    • 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 Media Conference Room 70 – 76, South, Moscone Center, San Francisco. If you have questions, please contact the Academy’s public relations department at media@aao.org or by phone at (415) 561-8534.

    AAO 2019 Program Information 

    Abstracts for papers, posters, and all sessions will be available in the online Program Guide. Program information will be made available as it is finalized.

    AAO 2019 named lectures will be announced soon.

    Subspecialty Day 2019

    The Subspecialty Day meetings Oct. 11 & 12

    • Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2019
    • Retina Subspecialty Day 2019
    • Cornea Subspecialty Day 2019
    • Glaucoma Subspecialty Day 2019
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day 2019
    • Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Subspecialty Day 2019
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day 2019
    • Retina Subspecialty Day 2019

    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 2019 Mobile Meeting Guide