Registration Opens for American Academy of Optometry's 93rd Annual Meeting


DENVER—Registration is now open for the American Academy of Optometry’s 93rd annual meeting, which will take place at the Colorado Convention Center, Nov. 12 to 15, 2014. Discounted early bird registration for Academy 2014 Denver ends Sept. 9, 2014. The event combines a host of educational presentations, including CE courses, lectures, workshops, and Section and Special Interest Group symposia, with hundreds of scientific papers and posters, social events and an exhibit hall with more than 200 exhibitors.

This year’s plenary session on “Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Practice: The Science of Cannabinoids: Medical Perils and Benefits” will take a research-based look at the evolving recognition of the medicinal value and risks of cannabinoids. Presenters include Allan Flach, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the University of California in San Francisco; Staci Gruber, PhD, director of cognitive and clinical neuroimaging core at McLean Hospital’s Brain Imaging Center and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; and Prakash Nagarkatti, PhD, vice president for research at the University of South Carolina.

The Monroe J. Hirsch Symposium, “Mechanisms of Presbyopia Correction—Beyond Benjamin Franklin,” will highlight the advances in understanding the underlying mechanism and cutting-edge treatments for presbyopia. Speakers will include Stephen McLeod, MD; Paul Kaufman, MD; and Susana Marcos, PhD. The Ezell Fellows Present Symposium, “A Sampler of Current Low Vision Research,” will showcase three investigators working on research in various aspects of low vision rehabilitation research. Speakers include Robert Massof, PhD, FAAO; Tom Raasch, OD, PhD, FAAO; Susana Chung, OD, PhD, FAAO; and Brad Dougherty, OD, PhD, FAAO.