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AAO Meeting Draws a Record Crowd

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And the dates are out for next year’s meeting.

This year’s American Academy of Optometry annual meeting held in Anaheim, CA, drew a record crowd of 7,720 registrants.

The figure represents a 3 percent increase in attendance over 2015 attendance, according to a press release. The event was held Nov. 9 to 12.

Among the registrants, 4,379 were optometrists and vision scientists and 1,593 were students. At the meeting, 267 new Fellows were inducted into the American Academy of Optometry, and 5 individuals were awarded Diplomate status.

According to the release: “Attendees engaged in high-quality learning, experienced new products and technologies in a packed Exhibit Hall, and met the optometrists and vision scientists who are not only conducting the research, but also bringing the results to their clinics and practices.”

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Academy 2017 is scheduled for Oct. 11-14 in Chicago.

Read the full press release

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