The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held in Dana Point California at the Monarch Beach Resort May 17 - 20, 2018.


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Advanced registration for the 154th Annual Meeting is now closed. Onsite registration is available. Membership dues must be current in order to register.

*Cancellation/refund request must be submitted in writing to the AOS office no later than April 16th. All refunds are subject to a $75 processing fee.

Abstract submissions are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted. Notifications will be sent in late February.

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.

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.

The AOS 2018 Annual Meeting is being held at the lovely Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. A housing link will be sent to you once your registration payment has been processed and will offer a discounted room rate of $395.00 per night, plus taxes and fees.

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Monarch Beach Resort
One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 234-3900

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 will be available here closer to the meeting date.

Dr. Eduardo Alfonso, Chair of the Committee on Programs, and Dr. Woodford Van Meter, Council Chair, have been hard at work preparing an exciting program for the 154th meeting of this unique Society. The meeting will kick off with a Friday Symposium on Global Outreach, and the AOS-Knapp Symposium will take place on Saturday this year, and focus on Wound Healing and the Cornea.

Paper and Poster abstract presentations will be presented throughout the meeting, and CME credits will be offered this year.

New this year! Dr. Michael Chiang will present a Social Media Luncheon Workshop on Friday afternoon. This workshop is included with your meeting registration, but advanced sign up is required.

The AOS will be hosting social events again this year, including tennis tournaments and golf.  A third activity will be announced soon! 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 4th annual Artistic Soiree 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 Dana Point, California. Visit the hotel's website for fun ideas to help you enjoy your stay.

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 your fellow AOS members and guests.

If you do wish to reserve a table, you may do so by sending your request to the AOS office. Please note that only tables of ten (10) can be reserved, and you may only reserve a table for attendees and guests that are registered for the meeting. No exceptions. You may request a current list of registered members and guests from the AOS office.

Please confirm that each of your ten (10) table guests are registered for the meeting before requesting a table, and let them know you will be reserving a seat for them.

Bring your dancing shoes! Once the clock strikes 9:00 p.m., all attendees are encouraged to let loose and have some fun! We'll be enjoying a live band this year, and look forward to a great time! This will surely be a night to remember!

The Monarch Beach Resort is nestled within Orange County’s charming Dana Point area, equidistant between San Diego and Los Angeles, Monarch Beach Resort is easily accessible from four international airports.

From John Wayne – Orange County Airport (SNA) - located 21 miles from the Monarch Beach Resort.

From Long Beach Airport (LGB) - located 41 miles from the Monarch Beach Resort

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - located 60 miles from the Monarch Beach Resort

From San Diego International Airport (SAN) - located 68 miles from the Monarch Beach Resort

The Monarch Beach Resort can provide transportation from the above locations. Contact the hotel directly to inquire about rates.

* Toll Roads no longer accept cash. Traveling on the toll road without a pre-registered account, requires that you pay the missed toll online within 5 days. Please visit, for more information.