2017 AAO Mid-Year Forum

From April 26-29 the American Academy of Ophthalmology is holding its annual Mid-Year Forum at the Renaissance Washington Hotel, near our Washington DC B&B. The conference provides an opportunity for Academy members and other ophthalmic leaders to come together and learn about Academy initiatives, tackle issues facing ophthalmology, and meet with Congressional leaders to lobby for crucial matters that affect ophthalmologists. 

The forum will kick-off on April 26th with the Congressional Advocacy Day in which attendees will connect with Congress members to discuss issues that matter most to the field of ophthalmology. To conclude the day on Capitol Hill, there will be a Dinner Briefing moderated by Jeff S. Maltzman, MD –  Associate Secretary for Federal Affairs. The next few days of the conference will consist of a variety of hearings, sessions, and meetings covering topics such as, Protecting Your Practice from Ransomware and Other Cyber Threats, Thriving in a Solo or Small Practice Group, and Telemedicine and Patient Focused Digital Applications. In addition to the sessions, attendees will also have the chance to network and learn from fellow professionals at the various social events throughout the week.

Want to attend the AAO Mid-Year Forum? Registration is now open on their website! Registration fees to attend are: $200 if purchased by March 15th, and $250 until the conference. If you would also like to attend the CAD Dinner Briefing on Wednesday, April 26, you must purchase a $50 dinner ticket. To stay at the Renaissance Washington Hotel, where the conference is taking place, you can book your room online at $304 plus tax per night. If you would like to save some money during your trip, check out our Washington DC Inn room rates. We offer cozy and comfortable rooms that range from $149 to $249 plus tax per night, and we always serve a delicious homemade breakfast in the morning.

Shannon Stiles, Innkeeper at American Guest House

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