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Annual Program 2016
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ANNUAL PROGRAM- Download the complete program guide!

AT-A-GLANCE- Download the at-a-glance grid to help you plan your courses!

AAO HOTEL LIST / AAO HOTEL MAP-  Download the Official AAO Hotel List and Map.

 AAO HOUSING REGISTRATION - Download the AAO Housing Registration Form.

 SCIENTIFIC SESSION- Submit your abstract for the Scientific Session.  



In the fall, the OPS will be going back to the windy city by the great lakes. You guessed it - Chicago here we come!


October 14-17, the OPS Annual Program and its attendees will again feast their eyes on the historical landmark, the Intercontinental Hotel and the Jewel of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. This hotel is centrally located in downtown Chicago at 505 North Michigan Avenue and walking distance from Millennium Park with the famous Cloud Gate Sculpture. From there you can find a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities.  

While the guest rooms are beautifully renovated, the meeting rooms are historically inspired with gorgeous painted walls and ceilings. The high class OPS lectures will be presented in rooms like King Arthur's Court and Renaissance ballroom. After a day of many lectures and the Scientific Session, head to the Grand Ballroom for the traditional OPS Welcome Reception on Friday.

Continue the fun on Saturday with many new choices of lectures put together by Cynthia VandenHoven, this year's Education Chair. Finish off the day with the Keynote speech from the J. Donald Gass Memorial lecture series. The hands-on workshops start on Saturday and if you are a seasoned photographer consider giving back by teaching in one of the workshops. For those that need a little guidance, having hands-on with an expert showing you the way can be the highlight of your OPS Program experience.

Come learn with us! Chicago is one of the “Great Cities of the World” and is the perfect location to host our 47th Annual Educational Program. We are fortunate to have so many outstanding speakers this year, and many new courses!  Legendary Ophthalmologists and Ophthalmic Photographers will take to the podium to tell us about the latest imaging technology and techniques, and give us the necessary insight to new imaging devices that are soon-to-be-in-our-clinics. 


For the newcomers to our field, the Ophthalmic Imaging Crash Course is not-to-be-missed.

  • Ultrasound courses have been designed to better
  •  address the needs of new and experienced sonographers.

  • Anterior Segment Imaging courses are aligned sequentially and include new topics like corneal topography and UBM in addition to core content of AS-OCT, slit lamp and goniography.

  • Topics related to research imaging were designed to meet the needs of those interested in clinical imaging techniques and protocols.

  • New introductory courses in Low Vision and ocular function such as Microperimetry and Electrophysiology may enhance your understanding of your patient, the eye and ocular assessment beyond the photographer’s primary role of documenting and physiology.

  • The J. Donald M. Gass Memorial Lecturer will be Anita Agarwal, MD who worked directly with Don Gass for years.

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