ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION
Advanced registration for the 155th Annual Meeting will open on February 7th. 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 11th. All refunds are subject to a $75 processing fee.
Abstract submissions open in November 2018 and will close on January 16th. Acceptance notifications will be sent in February.
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 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 2019. 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.
The AOS 2019 Annual Meeting is being held at the lovely Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. A housing link will be sent to you once your registration payment has been processed and will offer rooms at the following discounted rates per night as available (not inclusive of taxes and fees): $387.00 for Traditional Guest Rooms; $427.00 for Superior Guest Rooms; $467.00 for Deluxe Guest Rooms; $507.00 for Draper Suites; $547.00 for Spring or Paradise Row Cottages.
300 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
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 asked 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 link and unique PIN 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. 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. Instructions for poster presenters will be sent to authors closer to the meeting date.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
Dr. Preston Blomquist, Chair of the Committee on Programs, and Dr. Marco Zarbin, Council Chair, have been hard at work preparing an exciting program for the 155th meeting of this unique Society. The meeting will kick off with a Friday Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and the AOS-Knapp Symposium will take place on Saturday this year, and will focus on Ocular Inflammation: Putting Out Fire.
Paper and Poster abstract presentations will be presented throughout the meeting, and CME credits will be offered this year.
Spouse Lecture Open To All! Mr. Neil Jacobstein, who is the husband of AOS member, Dr. Rona Silkiss, will present a lecture during a lunch session on Friday, which will be open to all members and their personal guests. Because lunch will be provided, advanced sign-up is required. More information will be sent closer to the meeting. Stay tuned!
The AOS will be hosting social events again this year, including tennis, 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 5th annual Artistic Soiree organized by Dr. Susan Day. Don't forget the Saturday night formal reception and banquet where the athletic awards and the prestigious Howe Medal Award are presented.
The AOS Annual Meeting schedule offers ample opportunities to explore the many sights and activities offered at The Greenbrier. Visit the hotel's website for fun ideas to help you enjoy your stay.
GALA RECEPTION AND DINNER / RESERVED SEATING - Saturday, May 18th
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 after registration opens 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.
The Greenbrier is located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and conveniently situated off Interstate 64 just west of the Virginia/West Virginia border and just east of Lewisburg, WV. The Greenbrier is accessible from Roanoke, VA (ROA), Charleston, WV (CRW) and Beckley, WV (BKW), as well as from Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB), which is served by SkyWest (united.com). Greenbrier Valley Airport is located only 15 minutes away from The Greenbrier. SkyWest offers daily flights to and from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) Airports.
Shuttles are available from area airports to The Greenbrier for a fee. Please call The Greenbrier Transportation Department at 304-536-1110 ext. 7259 for rates and reservations.
Rental cars are available through major rental car agencies at area airports.