San Francisco is the city of new beginnings and a leader in education and culture-changing movements that ultimately affect the country and the world. This year’s theme, Inspire!, beautifully reflects the challenge to ophthal-mologists to continue to innovate envelope-pushing ideas and technologies with the goal of providing patients with the best vision possible.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) will hold its annual meeting, Oct. 12 to 15, in the City by the Bay.
“The theme for this year’s meeting, Inspire!, serves as an invitation to all members and participants to rediscover what inspires them, network with other industry experts, and continue educating each other on the newest research, technology, clinical developments, etc. moving eye care forward,” said Maria M. Aaron, MD, secretary for the AAO’s annual meeting.
In line with that theme, Inspire! also anticipates the launch of the AAO’s Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye, set to open in San Francisco in early 2020. The free-to-the-public museum will celebrate the history of ophthalmology, educate the public on the importance of eye health, and inspire the next generation of eye physicians and surgeons.
To search the program, go to www.aao.org/programsearch.
What is new
The AAO has announced several new additions to its lineup this year. They include:
Complimentary Meetings on Demand products available.
To take advantage of all the annual meeting has to offer, “Meetings on Demand” is a collection of recorded programming and sessions. This makes it easy for participants to catch up on things they missed or refresh their knowledge after AAO 2019. Starting this year, members who are subscribed for any of the Subspecialty Day meetings will receive complimentary access to the All-Subspecialty Meetings on Demand package. For members who purchase the AAO 2019 Academy Plus course pass, the AAO 2019 Highlights Meetings on Demand package will be included for free.
For more information, visit www.aao.org/annual-meeting/aao-on-demand
American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN) meeting integration
Starting this year, the ASORN annual meeting, which will run on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday Oct. 12, is fully integrated with the AAO’s annual meeting. In an effort to support professional collaboration, ASORN meeting participants will now have access to AAO educational assets, including access to the symposia and spotlight sessions, papers, e-posters, and videos.
AAO goes digital.
For the first time in AAO history, all posters this year will be in digital form. Members will be able to participate in lively, interactive discussions on the latest e-posters being presented this year.
The Subspecialty Day program, beginning one day before the main meeting, covers Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12, and is comprised of seven Subspecialty Day meetings during the two-day period.
Ophthalmologists in each subspecialty will have a plethora of exceptional presentations from which to choose during the Subspecialty Day presentations. The programs for all subspecialties can be viewed online through Program Search at www.aao.org/annual-meeting/subspecialty-day.
Readers can click the red “Filter” button at the top of the page then choose the “Topics” menu to refine the search results by subspecialty.