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    AAO 2017: New solutions, New inspirations, New Orleans

    Annual meeting returns to ‘Big Easy’ with cutting-edge clinical education


    Scientific posters

    • Session One: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Presenters will be at their displays on Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.

    • Session Two: Monday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Tuesday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Presenters will be at their displays on Monday, 12:30-2 p.m.


    Orbital Gala

    The theme for this year’s Orbital Gala is “Celebrate the Fun of Mardi Gras.” This year’s honoree is H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, who served as AAO executive vice president from 1993 to 2009. The event will be held at Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, on Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. Business/cocktail attire is appropriate. Tickets are $300 with a discounted price of $150 offered to young ophthalmologists. Tickets are on sale until Nov. 6.

    Run for Vision

    Join ophthalmologists, eye bankers, donor family members, and corneal transplant recipients and support the Eye Bank Association of America’s mission to restore sight at this 5K Chip-Timed Run/5K Fun Walk on Sunday at 6:30 a.m.

    The event will start and finish at the New Orleans RiverWalk at Canal Street and Convention Center Drive.

    The information booth opens at 5:45 a.m. Entrance fee is $50, which includes a technical dri-fit event t-shirt.

    Not a runner but still want to help? Register for the “Sleep In & Support” option and have your race T-Shirt mailed to you.

    The event is sponsored by Bausch + Lomb. Visit http://restoresight.org/32nd-annual-run-for-vision for details or to register.



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