The world’s largest gathering of ophthalmologists kicking off tomorrow. The American Academy of Ophthalmology® will hold its 2021 Annual Meeting November 12-15, 2021, in New Orleans, with on-demand sessions available.

The event will include Subspecialty Days and will also offer a virtual component.

After being totally virtual in 2020, the attendees are looking forward to at this year’s meeting is being together. While the virtual program will provide the opportunity to still see and hear great content, this year,  attendees will be able to walk the exhibit floor and experience the new technology.”

“The meeting has been shortened by a day,”  said Debra Rosencrance, vice president of meetings and exhibits at AAO. “The session times have been standardized to allow for more and longer breaks. The opening session is now on Friday evening from 5 to 6:30 pm. This recreated meeting format will provide more opportunity for more networking either with colleagues or exhibitors.”

As the meeting will have a packed agenda, Rosencrance added that there will be a lot for those attending in person to take away, including the in-person experience.

“The hallway conversations with colleagues, catching up with friends, discussing the ophthalmic devices with exhibitors, and listening to world-renowned experts covering every facet of ophthalmology [are all part of the experience],” she pointed out. “Of particular note, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Cataract Spotlight moderated by David F. Chang, MD, and Nicole Fram, MD.”

This popular and fast-paced symposium will focus on cataract complications, and features many of the world’s leading ophthalmic surgeons.

Another popular item on the agenda each year is Subspecialty Days, and with an array of subspecialties highlighted, Rosencrance noted that there is plenty to choose from.

In retina, lectures will include retinal implants and a discussion on artificial intelligence. In addition to other key topics like the cornea, and glaucoma, Subspecialty Days feature neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology and pathology, ocular plastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and refractive surgery.

Rosencrance also noted that the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives practice management program will be ophthalmologists’ 1-stop resource for their entire practice team.

Event Details
Date: 13 November 2021 – 16 November 2021

Location name: New Orleans, USA

Location address: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, USA