Pre-registration for the 159th Annual Meeting is now open and will close on April 19, 2023. Membership dues must be current in order to register.

If you wish to pay your registration by check, you may use this link to submit your request, and the AOS office will email you an invoice. Your registration will be processed once your check is received and a confirmation email with your hotel booking link will be emailed to you at that time.

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 2023. 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. 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.


Abstract submissions to present your research at the 159th Annual Meeting are now closed. Abstract decision notices will be sent in the coming weeks.

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.

The Annual Meeting is being held at the beautiful Omni Grove Park Inn. The AOS has secured a discounted group rate of $329 per night, plus taxes and fees, with options for upgrading to premium rooms while supplies last.

The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave
Asheville, NC 28804
(800) 438-5800

Our room block is starting to fill. If you're unable to secure the room nights you need, please contact the AOS office to be placed on a waitlist.

Omni Grove Park Inn Policies:

  • In order to receive the AOS-negotiated group rate, you MUST make your room reservation no later than April 17, 2023.
  • A one night's room and tax deposit is required to confirm reservation.
  • Room reservations must be cancelled prior to 12pm seven days before arrival to receive a refund of deposit.
  • Resort charge of $15.00 per night will apply.
  • Appointments and reservations fill up quickly. We highly recommend reserving spa treatments, golf tee times, and dining reservations prior to arrival by calling 1-800-438-5800.

Programming will begin on Thursday, May 18th. The meeting will conclude with the Saturday night Gala Dinner and the 2023 AOS Medal presentation.


Dr. Sean Donahue, Chair of the Committee on Programs, and Dr. William Mieler, Council Chair, have been hard at working planning exciting symposium for the 159th 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.

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

The AOS will be offering athletic events again this year, including golf, tennis, and a wild food stroll. You will be able to register for these special events when meeting registration opens on February 15.


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 9th 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.


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/refund requests must be submitted in writing to the AOS office no later than April 19. All refunds are subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be processed after April 19.

Your safety is our priority. We work 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.