AOS ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION
Pre-registration for the 160th Annual Meeting will open on February 15, 2024 and will close on April 24, 2024. Membership dues must be current in order to register.
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 2024. 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. A registration request form will be available on February 15.
We are currently accepting abstract submissions to present your research at the 160th Annual Meeting through January 17, 2024. Please visit the Abstract Guidelines page for more information before submitting your Abstract Submission Form.
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 Lodge at Torrey Pines in the beautiful La Jolla, California.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Housing information will be available once registration opens on February 15. You will receive the link to book in the AOS housing block in your confirmation email after registering for the meeting.
Programming will begin on Thursday, May 16th. The meeting will conclude with the Saturday night Gala Dinner and the 2024 AOS Medal presentation.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
Dr. Jennifer Lim, Chair of the Committee on Programs, and Dr. Preston Blomquist, Council Chair, have been hard at working planning exciting symposium for the 160th 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 10th 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.
GALA RECEPTION AND DINNER / RESERVED SEATING - Saturday, May 18
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 24. All refunds are subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be processed after April 24.
HEALTH & SAFETY / COVID-19 POLICY
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.