ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION
Advanced registration for the 153rd Annual Meeting is now closed. Onsite registration is available during the AOS registration hours at the Homestead:
THURSDAY, MAY 18: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY, MAY 19: 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 20: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SUNDAY, MAY 21: 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Members and guests should check in at the AOS registration desk on the first day of the meeting to receive meeting information. Those who have not pre-registered and paid their registration fees or dues may do so at this time.
Abstract submissions are now closed.
SPOUSE / PERSONAL GUEST REGISTRATION:
All members are encouraged to bring a spouse or personal guest to the Annual Meeting. Spouse/personal guest registration includes daily breakfast and coffee breaks, admission to the Thursday New Member Reception, Friday Reception and Saturday Reception and Banquet. The AOS is planning a group activity for registered spouses and personal guests, and there will also be another Spouse Lecture in 2017. Members can register their guests online when completing their own registration.
PROFESSIONAL GUEST REGISTRATION:
Non-member ophthalmologists are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting as a professional guest. Professional guests must be sponsored by an AOS member who will also be in attendance. Potential candidates for AOS membership are particularly encouraged to attend. Members will have the opportunity to register their professional guests when completing their own registration. Interested in bringing a resident or fellow to the meeting as a professional guest? If so, be sure to choose the Resident/Fellow Guest option when registering, as those who qualify are offered a discounted registration rate.
This year, the AOS Annual Meeting is being held at the lovely Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. The AOS housing block at the Homestead is now full. If you are unable to book the nights you need, please contact the AOS office for a list of alternate housing options.
The Omni Homestead Resort
1766 Homestead Drive
Hot Springs, VA 24445
The AOS symposia and paper sessions will be archived (video synced with slides) and made available on the AOS website after the meeting. All oral presenters are encouraged to use the AOS slide template for their presentations. Remember to include a financial disclosure slide at the beginning of your presentation.
Each oral presenter will be sent a unique link to upload their slide presentation in advance of the meeting. Click here to view more specific audio visual instructions.
Poster presentations will take place during the morning breaks on Friday and Saturday mornings. Poster authors are assigned to one of the two poster sessions, and are asked to stand near their poster to field questions and discuss their work. Instructions for poster presenters are available here.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
Dr. David Tse, Chair of the Committee on Programs, and Dr. Anne Coleman, Council Chair, have been hard at work preparing an exciting program for the 153rd year meeting of this unique Society. The meeting will kick off with the AOS-Knapp Symposium on Optic Nerve Regeneration and Reconnection: Current Status, Challenges and Audacious Future Goals, and the Saturday Symposium will focus on Quality of Care: Improvement Based on Evidence. The third Frederick C. Blodi Lecture will be presented by Dr. Joseph Caprioli on A New Look at Perimetry for Glaucoma.
Paper and Poster abstract presentations will be presented throughout the meeting, and CME credits will be offered this year.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AOS will be hosting social events again this year, including tennis tournaments, golf and skeet shooting! You will be able to register for these special events when meeting registration opens in February.
There will be a formal Thursday evening reception welcoming the new AOS members to the Society, as well as a fun Friday night reception with the 3rd annual musical event organized by Dr. Susan Day. And don't forget the Saturday night formal reception and banquet where the athletic awards and the prestigious Howe Medal Award are presented. This will surely be a night to remember.
The AOS Annual Meeting schedule offers ample opportunities to explore the many sights and activities offered in Hot Springs, Virginia. Visit the hotel's website for fun ideas to help you enjoy your stay.
The Omni Homestead is located in Hot Springs, Virginia in the Allegheny Mountains. Guests flying into Virginia can choose from the following airports:
Ingalls Field / Bath County Airport - located 30 minutes driving from the Omni Homestead
This small airport can accommodate private corporate jets and charter service flights by calling (540) 839-5326.
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport - located 90 minutes driving from The Omni Homestead
For specific flight information, call (540) 362-1999 or visit their website to access their flight guide.
Greenbrier Valley Airport - located 90 minutes driving from The Omni Homestead
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport - located 150 minutes driving from The Omni Homestead
Amtrak Railroad Service is also available on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays on The Cardinal Line, and is 60 minutes driving from The Omni Homestead. You can visit the website, or call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245.
The Omni Homestead can provide transportation from the above locations. Contact the hotel directly to inquire about rates.
Driving Directions - GPS routing is not recommended
Please follow the directions listed on the hotel's website, or contact the hotel directly for assistance.