The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the European Society of Ophthalmology joint meeting to converge on Atlanta

October 15, 2008

The annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Atlanta Nov. 8 to 11 will be held in conjunction with the European Society of Ophthalmology. Keynote speaker Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, will discuss the effects of infectious diseases on health care. The joint meeting will be packed with scientific presentations, instructional courses, breakfast with the experts, practice management courses, and symposia, plus an opportunity to see what is new from industry in the exhibit hall.

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Atlanta-The annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) here Nov. 8 to 11 will be held in conjunction with the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE).

The joint meeting promises an agenda filled with scientific presentations to instructional courses, breakfast with the experts, practice management courses, symposia, and an opportunity to see what is new from industry in the exhibit hall. Subspecialty day activities will precede the event on Friday and continue through Saturday.

The Jackson Memorial Lecture will be given at the session. This year's speaker will be Frederick L. Ferris III, MD, director of the division of epidemiology and clinical applications at the National Eye Institute.

Many symposia are scheduled, beginning Sunday:

Also on Sunday, the annual Run for Vision will be held at 6:30 a.m. (arrive by 6 a.m.) at Centennial Olympic Park. The fee is $50; register at http://www.active.com/.

The Young Ophthalmologist Program for residents-in-training and physicians in the first 5 years of practice will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee is $35.

Vision rehabilitation education day also will be held on Sunday. Part I: An Overview of Research Basics: Bias, Masking, and Outcomes will be held from 10:15 a.m. to noon. Part II: How to Read a Research Paper will be 1:15 to 3 p.m.

The Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Co. (OMIC) annual members meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. The OMIC Forum: Wrong Patient, Wrong Site, Wrong IOL will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

A job fair will be held from 2:15 to 5 p.m. This is a free event for job-seekers. Hiring practices must register in advance. The fees for hiring practices are $360 for members and $560 for non-members. For more information, contact Janine Barth at jbarth@aao.org
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The fifth annual Orbital Gala will begin at 5 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium with private aquarium viewing and a silent auction; the reception and gala will start at 6 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.faao.org/.

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