About Our Annual Symposia
For 70 years NOAO has hosted an annual meeting that offers hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award™. NOAO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The cost to attend the symposium is included in the price of membership to the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology. If you are not a member, the cost is $695. Early bird registration (typically ending in December) is $595. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 early bird registration will end on March 15, 2021.
Each year the symposium is held at one of New Orleans’ many convention locations. Our symposium is typically held within the first three months of each year, which is a very busy time for the city, with the Carnival season leading up to Mardi Gras and many other festivals. You can expect to learn about the most current and important topics in your field alongside more than 300 other ophthalmologists. There will be exhibitors offering information about products that may help make your job easier and more efficient. We also provide opportunities for networking with your fellow ophthalmologists, including the President’s Wine and Cheese Reception on the first night of the Symposium.
Our concurrent Technicians’ Conference can help educate your Allied Health Professionals on updates relevant to their day-to-day office experience.
Our 70th Annual Symposium will be held on April 15-18, 2021.
Our program committee is hard at work courting the brightest minds in the field of ophthalmology with updates on the topics of glaucoma, retina, and neuro-ophthalmology, so keep an eye on our symposium page for our faculty announcements!
The topics that we cover rotate each year among the various subspecialties. The following are links to information about our most recent symposia.
February 23-25, 2018 | Refraction: Updates on Cornea, Refractive, and Oculoplastics
February 10-12, 2017 | Blurred Lines: Updates on Cataract, Uveitis, and Retina
February 19-21, 2016 | Under Pressure: Updates on Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, and Cataract
January 30 – February 1, 2015 | Reflections on the Bayou: Updates in Retina, Oculoplastics, and Anterior Segment
March 21-23, 2014 | Eye to the Future: Explorations in Cornea, Cataract, Pediatrics, and Retina!
January 23-25, 2013 | Through the Looking Glass: Adventures in Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Cataract/Refractive
February 10-12, 2012 | ‘Round the Globe: Journeys in Retina, Orbit, and Anterior Segment
February 11-13, 2011 | Celebrating Clarity: Updates in Cataract, Cornea, and Uveitis
February 5-7, 2010 | Preserve the Nerve: Insights into Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, and Retina
Past symposia have also covered the topics of:
- Wavefront and Emerging Refractive Technologies
- At the Crossings – An update on Amblyopia, Strabismus, Cataract, Oculoplastics and Refractive Surgery
- To the Macula and Beyond: Updates on Retina, Anterior Segment, Glaucoma, and Neuro-Ophthalmology
- Eye on the Bayou: New Concepts in Glaucoma, Cataract, and Neuro-Ophthalmology
- Inner Visions: Updates on Refractive Surgery, Cataract and Cosmetic Oculoplastics
- Glare, Cell & Flare: Updates on Cataract, IOL, and Uveitis
- Tear Flow/Blood Flow: Updates in Retina, Ocular Tumors & External Disease