• AAOE is committed to fostering a strong community among its members and providing opportunities to learn from experts. Don't miss these valuable opportunities to connect face-to-face at AAO 2018.

    AAOE Member-Appreciation Reception | Oct. 27 

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    Chat with fellow members, connect in-person with your listserv colleagues, and meet the AAOE board and staff. A wonderful array of hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

    Note: The hotel has moved the location of the reception to the Vevey Ballroom.

    Swissotel, Vevey Ballroom — 323 E Upper Wacker Drive | Chicago

    • Saturday, Oct. 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    • Reception open exclusively to AAOE members and their guests. No RSVP required.

    AAOE Lounge | Oct. 27 to 30

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    Relax, get refreshments and connect with fellow practice managers, administrators and ophthalmologists from around the country in the AAOE Lounge.

    McCormick Place | Level 1, Room S104 b

    • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 to Monday, Oct. 29
    • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30

    Connect with Experts

    AAO 2018 Coding Booth Resource Center  

    AAOE at the Academy Resource Center
    Academy experts will be on hand at the Coding Booth in the Academy Resource Center to provide answers for your most challenging coding questions. And you can preview the extensive collection of practice management tools and resources for your office. 

    McCormick Place | Level 1, Booth 508

    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 to Monday, Oct. 29
    • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30

    EMR User Groups | Sunday, Oct. 28

    Meet with fellow users and corporate specialists to discuss/share common issues and learn about new features and functionalities at four EMR user group discussions 

    Noon to 1:45 p.m.

    • Group 1: Epic (SPE 15) – Room S103BC
    • Group 2: NextGen (SPE16) – Room S103D
    • Group 3: Compulink (SPE17) – Room S105D
    • Group 4: EyeMD (SPE18) – Room S104A

    Benchmarking Demo | Monday, Oct. 29

    Jackie Gatewood and other benchmarking experts will lead you through the Academy’s free benchmarking and salary tools. Bring your questions!

    AAOE Lounge Room | S104b

    • Morning Demo, 10 to 11 a.m.
    • Afternoon Demo, 3 to 4 p.m.

    Conversations with the Experts

    Take advantage of 20-minute private consultations with customized advice on topics such as financial management, estate planning, practice valuation, legal matters and more. Come to booth 508 to make an appointment with the consultant of your choice. To schedule an appointment prior to AAO 2018 email Bernie Mair:

    Open during exhibition hours:

    • Saturday, Oct. 27 - Monday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    McCormick Place | Level 1, Booth 508