Conference Registration

Conference registration is now open!



General Conference Registration includes: All full meeting registrations include access to the Welcome Reception, CE certificate and access to all general sessions Thursday – Saturday (excluding GP course), proceedings, breakfasts and breaks, exhibit hall access, poster session access, career fair and access to the online presentations portal for three months. The conference typically includes 17 - 21 hours of CE for the general meeting.

Note: The Friday dinner event is not included.

Cancellation Policy
REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING. Refund schedule: Full refund minus 10% administrative fee prior to September 6th, 50% refunds September 7th - October 4th. No refunds available on or after October 5th. No refunds for no-shows, however, medical cancellations need to be submitted in writing and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Registration Rates

Early: May 1st-September 6th / Late: on or After September 7th / Closes: October 4th / Walk-Up registration Still Available

*Residents: This discount category applies to those currently in an approved ABVO/ECVO residency at the time of registration, or those who have completed a residency and are actively attempting, but have not yet passed boards.

**Students and Interns: Please submit the student verification form and include verification from a mentor or direct program supervisor verifying your eligibility. This form must be submitted to the ACVO office prior to the conference.

***Spouse/Guests: CE credit and proceedings are not provided to this category of registrant. Registration includes General Sessions, Welcome Reception, breaks and exhibit hall access with continental breakfast and break. Please note that continuing education credit and proceedings are not provided to this category of registrant. Guests may purchase tickets for the reception only, if they do not want to register for this category. Tickets are available to purchase through the registration process.


Additional Courses & Fees

We're excited to offer several topic-specific courses at the conference including cutting edge scientific abstract presentations, poster sessions, Residents’ Workshop, Keynote Speaker lecture, General Practitioners’ course, Vitreous Society presentations, Teaching & Learning meeting, Pharm Tox meeting and optional Sunday course. The abstract presentations topics and schedule will be available by mid June.

General Practitioners' Practical Ophthalmology Course

Includes separate proceedings, 8 hours CE, continental breakfast with vendors, seated lunch, breaks, exhibit hall entrance and three months online access to recorded sessions. Registration for the general conference is not required to attend this course. Late fees are not charged, but pre-registration for the course closes one month prior to the event.

Regular Rate: $250

**Student Rate: $125

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Chris Murphy, "Making Mistakes: The importance of forgiveness”

Rate: Included with registration

SUNDAY Anesthesia COURSE

Optional course, select to add to your registration; Sunday, November 10th 8:00am - Noon (4 hours CE). Includes course with 4 CE hours, separate proceedings, seated breakfast, and break. This session may be recorded.

Rate: $200

In-Depth Course

The new 'In-Depth' speaker series will provide attendees with 1 to 3, 50 minute thought provoking presentation(s) on a particular topic, followed by grouped abstracts of similar topics. These presentations will provide more 'masters-level' content to engage all attendees.

Thursday, Early AM - Drs. Kelly Caruso & Cameron Whittaker
Friday, Exotics Session - Dr. Claire Simeone

Rate: INcluded with Registration


AVOT Registration

AVOT Registration will open May 1st, 2019

In an effort to further support the AVOT attendees, ACVO has proposed and AVOT agreed to integrate both registration processes. Cancellations and additions will be handled by ACVO. AVOT attendees are now able to attend receptions for no extra cost and have the ability to add on things like the fun run and guest tickets directly. On-site check-in will remain separate at this time. More information about the AVOT educational program can be found here.


Satellite Meetings & Breakouts

Several committees or related organizations may hold meetings during the ACVO conference. Our goal is to provide a description of the focus of each meeting or supplemental educational session over the summer. These courses and/or meetings will all be provided at no additional cost.


Post Conference Recordings

We will again be offering access to post-conference digital recordings. Access will be free for paid attendees of the conference for up to three months. The code will be provided to attendees immediately post-conference.

Non-attendees may also purchase access to these presentations. Registration for access and pricing will be available mid-November.

ACVO Members will receive complimentary access three months post meeting.

Continuing education credits are not offered through this online service due to varying state laws.

Purchase access to the General Practitioners' Applied Ophthalmology Courses today!

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