AOS ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION
Pre-registration for the 158th Annual Meeting is now closed. Onsite registration will be available at a higher rate. Please notify the AOS staff if you plan to register onsite.

SPOUSE / PERSONAL GUEST ATTENDANCE
AOS members are encouraged to register their spouse or personal guest for the Annual Meeting. Spouse/personal guest registration includes daily breakfast and coffee breaks, admission to the Thursday Reception Welcoming New Members, 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 a special Spouse Lecturer in 2022. Members can register their guests online when completing their own registration.

PROFESSIONAL GUEST ATTENDANCE
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. Please use the registration request form below.

Interested in bringing a resident or fellow to the meeting as a Professional Guest? If so, have them complete the request form below and check the "Resident/Fellow" box for discounted registration. Please note that Residents/Fellow registration does not include access to the social events.

PROFESSIONAL GUEST REGISTRATION REQUEST

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Abstract submissions opened on October 11, 2021 and closed on January 25, 2022. (The original deadline was extended by one week.) Thank you to everyone who submitted! Accepted abstracts will present papers and posters at their designated times during the meeting.

PRESENTER INFORMATION
The AOS symposia and paper sessions will be archived and available on the AOS website after the meeting. All presenters are asked to use the AOS slide template for their presentations. Remember to include a financial disclosure slide at the beginning of your presentation.

Poster presentations will take place during the morning breaks on Friday and Saturday mornings. Posters are left up throughout the meeting. 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.

HOUSING
The Annual Meeting is being held at the lovely Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. A housing link will be sent to you once your registration payment has been processed and will offer rooms at the discounted rate of $329 per night (plus taxes and fees).*

The Broadmoor
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(800) 755-5011

Broadmoor Policies: In order to receive the AOS-negotiated group rate, you MUST make your room reservation no later than Monday, April 18, 2022. A 2-night room and tax deposit is required at time of booking. Room cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the deposit.

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NEW THIS YEAR, we are offering a limited block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott, which has a room rate of $229 (plus taxes and fees.)* Shuttle service will be provided during peak meeting times.

Courtyard Marriott
2570 Tenderfoot Hill Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 226-5006

Courtyard Policies: In order to receive the AOS-negotiated group rate, you MUST make your room reservation no later than Monday, April 18, 2022. A one-night room and tax deposit is required 3 days prior to arrival. Hotel room cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the deposit.

*If the blocks have filled and you're unable to secure the nights you need at either hotel, please contact the AOS office to be placed on a waitlist. We encourage you to make alternate housing plans in the meantime, since rooms cannot be guaranteed once the blocks are full.

MEETING FORMAT
New this year, we are eliminating the Sunday program and adding paper presentations on Thursday, May 19th. Thursday will still host the New Member events and the Reception Welcoming New Members. The meeting will conclude with the Saturday night Gala Dinner and the 2022 AOS Medal presentation.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
Dr. Peter Netland, Chair of the Committee on Programs, and Dr. Julia Haller, Council Chair, have been hard at work planning exciting symposia for the 158th meeting of this unique Society. 

Paper abstracts will be presented on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with poster abstracts presented on Friday and Saturday. CME credits will again be offered this year for all scientific sessions.

AOS MEDAL
The newly named "AOS Medal" will be presented on Saturday evening at the Gala Banquet. Please join us in congratulating this well-deserved honoree!

ATHLETIC EVENTS
The AOS is offering athletic events again this year, including tennis, golf, pickleball and fly fishing. Check the schedule for dates and times.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
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 8th annual Artistic Soiree organized again this year by Dr. Bradley Black. Don't forget the Saturday night formal reception and banquet where the athletic awards and the prestigious AOS Medal Award are presented.

The AOS Annual Meeting schedule offers ample opportunities to explore the many sights and activities offered at The Broadmoor. Visit the hotel's website for fun ideas to help you enjoy your stay.

GALA RECEPTION AND DINNER / RESERVED SEATING - Saturday, May 21st 
Reservations for banquet seating are not required. If you do not reserve a table, no problem! The AOS staff will assign you a seat with fellow AOS members and guests.

If you do wish to reserve a table, you may do so after April 1 by sending your request to the AOS office. Please note that only tables of eight (8) can be reserved, and you may only reserve a table for attendees and guests that are registered for the meeting. Please no exceptions. You may request a current list of registered members and guests from the AOS office beginning April 1.

Kindly confirm that each of your eight (8) table guests are registered for the meeting before requesting a table, and let them know you will be reserving a seat for them.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation/refund requests must be submitted in writing to the AOS office no later than April 19th. All refunds are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.

PARKING AT THE BROADMOOR
The overnight Valet Parking Fee for hotel guests is $35.00 per night. The overnight Self-Parking Fee for hotel guests is $25.00 per night with full in and out privileges.

HEALTH & SAFETY / COVID-19 POLICY
Your safety is our priority. We are working diligently with our partners and vendors to ensure the necessary safety measures are in place. We are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all our attendees and team members.

In keeping with CDC & local guidelines, the meeting will have the following measures in place:

  • All persons attending the meeting must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccination means it has been at least two weeks since you’ve received your second shot, first shot if J&J vaccine.
  • Masks covering your nose and mouth are encouraged in indoor spaces unless you are actively eating or drinking.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the meeting space.
  • We will monitor and follow local and hotel guidelines and policies.

Additional Recommendations:

  • Get your booster shot two weeks before the meeting if you haven’t already.
  • Continue to social distance and frequent hand washing while travelling and onsite.
  • Consider taking a COVID test, especially if you have any symptoms before travelling to attend the meeting.