Save the dates: October 11-14, 2023.
The American Academy of Optometry (AAOpt) 2023 annual meeting will convene in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in historical New Orleans from October 11-14.
The 4-day program is extensive and includes workshops, lectures, popular ACE courses, Section and SIG Symposia, scientific program papers and posters, plus various special events. Attendees can obtain CEE(TQ) credit by attending select CEE-approved lectures throughout the meeting. The extensive offering of educational opportunities covering all aspects of interest to optometry can be viewed in the online calendar of events here.
Those interested in attending can register here.
Each day’s program begins at 8:00 am. All times listed are expressed in Central Daylight Time.
The keynote address is scheduled during a plenary session on Wednesday, October 11 at 10 am. Keynote Speaker Brandon Marshall, will deliver the lecture titled, “Mental Health in Optometry.”
The Awards Ceremony and Prentice/Fry Lectures are scheduled for Friday, October 13 from 8:00-10:00 am.
In addition to the offerings mentioned above, the topics of the paper sessions sprinkled throughout the program are as follows:
Atropine & Myopia
Wednesday, October 11, 8:30-10:00 am
Wednesday, October 11,1:00-3:00 pm
Myopia Clinical Trials and Predicting Progression
Wednesday, October 11, 3:30-5:00 pm
Clinical Dry Eye
Thursday, October 12, 9:00-10:30 am
Accommodation Responses and Effects
Thursday, October 12, 9:00-10:45 am
Ocular Surface Disease Mechanisms
Thursday, October 12, 10:45-12:00 pm
Thursday, October 12, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday, October 12, 1:30-2:30 pm
Mechanisms in Myopia
Thursday, October 12, 1:30-3:00 pm
New Ideas in Retinal Imaging and Choroidal Research
Thursday, October 12, 2:45-4:15 pm
Low Vision Rehabilitation
Thursday, October 12, 3:15-4:30 pm
Novel Antimicrobial Agents and Ocular Pathogens
Friday, October 13, 10:00-11:00 am
Spatial Vision and Perception
Friday, October 13, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Meibomian Gland Imaging
Friday, October 13, 11:15 am-12:00 pm
Friday, October 13, 2:00-3:00 pm
Traumatic Brain Injury
Friday, October 13, 2:00-3:15 pm
Retinal Disease Updates: AMD Management and DM Imaging
Friday, October 13, 3:15-4:45 pm
Visual Performance and Quality
Saturday, October 14, 8:30-10:00 am
Normal and Abnormal Oculomotor Function
Saturday, October 14, 10:15-11:30 am
The always-popular discussions of hot topics in optometry are scheduled for Thursday, October 12, all from 8:00-9:00 am. Topics covered are: Evidence-Based Pediatric Eye Care, Low Vision, Ocular Surface, and Novel Techniques in Glaucoma.
Two sessions are planned:
Thursday Evening Poster Session
Thursday, October 12, 4:30-6:30 pm
Joint Scientific Program Poster Session
Friday, October 13, 1:00-3:00 pm
Don’t forget to visit the Exhibit Hall to learn about the latest optometric technologies. The official show hours are:
Wednesday, October 11
5-7 pm--Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 12
Exhibit hall open from 10 am-6:30 pm
Student Focus Hour 10-11 am
Lunch at Exhibit Hall 11:30 am-1 pm
Friday, October 13
Exhibit Hall Open from 9 am-3 pm