Latest News Registration Now Open for American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting By Staff Friday, May 10, 2013 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry has announced that registration is open for its 92nd annual meeting, Academy 2013 Seattle, taking place here on Oct. 23 to 26. Early bird registration is open until Aug. 20, 2013. According to the Academy, the meeting will include clinically relevant continuing education courses, offering attendees a choice of over 250 hours of lectures and workshops, nine Section and Special Interest Group (SIG) symposia, hundreds of scientific papers along with social events. Examples of Sessions and SIG symposia include: • The Plenary Session, “Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Practice: Stem Cells and Ocular Regenerative Therapies,” covering the unique properties of adult and embryonic stem cells and their capabilities for regenerative treatment for anterior and posterior ocular diseases, with speakers Dr. Amander T. Clark of the UCLA Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology and Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg of the Shiley Eye Center at UC San Diego, and Dr. Victor L. Perez of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. • The Monroe J. Hirsch Symposium, “Retinal Imaging,” highlighting applications of using adaptive optics (AO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) compared to stationary and progressive genetic retinal conditions as well as management of retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. • The Ezell Fellows Present Symposium, “Progress in Glaucoma Research,” showcasing three investigators working on research in various aspects of glaucoma, from the etiology of elevated intraocular pressure to characterization of the nature and relative timecourse of structural and functional losses. An Academy 2013 Seattle program preview outlining events and CE offerings is available on the American Academy of Optometry website. Registration is available here.