1. Mar 24, 2020

ASCRS, AOS, and More Cancel Meetings Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

A growing list of upcoming ophthalmology meetings have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some of the major conferences who have already announced cancellations. 


Cancelled 

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting

Originally scheduled: May 15-20
Location: Boston, MA USA
What they have to say: "We are exploring the possibility of rescheduling the meeting and will continue to offer online resources to support your ongoing clinical and networking needs."

Read announcement here

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The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting

Originally scheduled: May 1-7
Location: Baltimore, MD USA
What they have to say: "Our eye and vision community is greatly affected by the lost opportunity to present the latest research and collaborate with colleagues. Please look for additional communication from us in the next two weeks that will provide alternative presentation options as we continue to work through those details."

Read announcement here

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American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) Meeting 

Originally scheduled
: May 14-16
Location: La Jolla, CA USA
What they have to say: "This was an extremely difficult decision and many options were discussed and considered. However, the safety of our patients, their caregivers, and our members is our primary concern and responsibility."

Read announcement here

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American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) 46th Annual Meeting 

Originally scheduled
: March 25-29
Location: Austin, TX USA
What they have to say: "The virtual meeting required the establishment of a “Command Center” staffed by a team of audiovisual experts, and was to be located at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin which provided the necessary internet bandwidth."

Read announcement here

 

AAO's Mid-Year Forum 2020

Originally scheduled: April 22-25
Location:Washington, DC USA
What they have to say: "The health and safety of meeting attendees and the patients in their care is our utmost concern."

Read announcement here

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Postponed

Sonoma Eye 2020 

Originally scheduled
: April 3-5
New Date: TBD
Location: Sonoma, CA USA
What they have to say: "The Organizing Committee is in the process of assessing our options regarding a future date for the conference and we will share this information with you in the coming weeks."

Read announcement here

 

Ophthalmology Business Summit

Originally scheduled: March 14-15
New Date: TBD
Location: Chicago, IL USA
What they have to say: "We are working with the hotel to reschedule the summit for later in the summer. We will notify you when the new dates have been established to confirm if you would like your registration transferred. "

Read announcement here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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