AOS ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION
Registration for the 158th Annual Meeting will open on February 16, 2022 and will close on April 19, 2022. Membership dues must be current in order to register.

If you wish to pay your registration by check, you may download a PDF registration form from this website once registration opens. Your registration will be processed once your check is received and a confirmation with your hotel booking link will be emailed to you at that time.

*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.

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. 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.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Abstract submissions open on October 11, 2021 and close on January 18, 2022. 

Abstract Guidelines
Abstract Submission Form

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, Colorado. A housing link will be sent to you once your registration payment has been processed and will offer rooms at the following discounted rate per night as available through April 18, 2022: $329 (not inclusive of taxes and resort fees).

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

 

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 will be offering athletic events again this year, including tennis and golf. You will be able to register for these special events when meeting registration opens in February. A third activity will be added. Stay tuned for more information. 

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 by sending your request to the AOS office after registration opens and closer to the meeting date. 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. Please no exceptions. You may request a current list of registered members and guests from the AOS office.

Kindly 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.