Innovation to be focus of joint AAO/PAAO meeting

October 1, 2009

The joint meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology will be held Oct. 24 through 27 in San Francisco.

Key Points

"San Francisco Innovates" is the theme for the fourth joint meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) to be held here Saturday, Oct. 24, through Tuesday, Oct 27.

More than 3,000 scientific presentations are planned, as are many additional events that comprise this annual gathering of ophthalmologists from around the world. This article presents some of the meeting highlights; more details are available at http://www.aao.org/.

Subspecialty days

Sunday highlights

The 2009 opening session will be held Sunday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Moscone South, Esplanade Ballroom.

AAO and PAAO awards will be presented, and a special farewell will be given to H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, the academy's former executive vice-president.

The session will conclude with the Jackson Memorial Lecture, delivered this year by Harry A. Quigley, MD. Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be available.

The annual business meeting will follow from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

The Young Ophthalmologist Program, for residents in training and doctors in the first 5 years in 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: What's New in Vision Rehabilitation Technology will be 10:15 a.m. to noon. Part II: Important Vision Rehabilitation Articles for Clinicians will be 1:15 to 3 p.m.

The 24th Annual Run for Vision 5K, sponsored by Bausch & Lomb, will be held Sunday at 6:30 a.m. near AT&T Park at Second and King streets. Register online by Oct. 23 or onsite at the Bausch & Lomb booth on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The race is limited to the first 325 participants. Entry fee is a $50 donation to the Eye Bank Association of America. For more information, visit http://www.offnrunningtours.com/.

Other Sunday highlights include: