2020 National Meeting -- Online

Saturday, November 14 through Monday, November 16, 2020

SPECIAL UPDATE -- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to hold the 2020 National Meeting as a "virtual" conference online.  We are pleased to be able to offer this alternative so that AACO members can still benefit from excellent educational opportunities and earn important CE credits.

General Information of Interest

Program Information

New!  View the detailed program -- CLICK HERE 

51st Richard G. Scobee Memorial Lecturer 
     Virginia Karlsson, CO COMT

The Meeting at a Glance 

  • Friday, November 13 -- Board of Directors meeting
  • Saturday, November 14 -- Instructional Courses
  • Sunday, November 15
    • AACO Business Meeting
    • Scientific Session I
    • AAO/AACO/AOC Sunday Symposium
    • Scientific Session II
  • Monday, November 16
    • Scientific Sessions
    • Scobee Memorial Lecture

All of our educational sessions will be recorded for viewing later.  Please note that continuing education credit for recorded sessions will be available only for AOC credit.  IJCAHPO requires attendance at the live session to receive credit from them.

Registration Information 

The meeting will be conducted using Zoom Webinar, and it will be accessed using a computer or mobile device. All sessions are viewable live during the scheduled times, and will also be recorded for registrants to access after the meeting has ended. Once registered, you will receive an information sheet with details on how to access the meeting. During the week prior to the meeting you will receive a unique sign-in link through your email. 

  • AACO or TCOS members:  $150
  • Non-members:  $300
  • Newly certified orthoptists in 2020:  No charge
  • Current students:  No charge


Recordings of Conference Sessions

We are recording each of the educational sessions during the conference.  If you are not attending any of the "live" sessions, you can still purchase access to the recordings which will be available the week after the conference.  The fee for the recordings is the same as to register for the live sessions:

  • AACO or TCOS members:  $150
  • Newly certified orthoptists in 2020:  No charge
  • Current students:  No charge

ORDER HERE for access to recordings (do not use this form if you registered for "live" sessions)

Continuing Education

AOC continuing education credit will be offered for attendance at the virtual meeting, though the requirements this year differ slightly from the usual. Attendance during the live sessions is encouraged. Completion of a short quiz after the session is required; these quizzes will be made available online at the beginning of the meeting. The live sessions will also be recorded and available for registrants to access and view after the meeting has ended.

CLICK HERE to view an update on CE from the American Orthoptic Council.

This program has been submitted to IJCAHPO for consideration of CE credit. If IJCAHPO credit is approved for this program, attendance at the live session will be required to receive credit   (Updated 10/14/2020)

Scientific Session Abstract Submission

  • The deadline for submitting an abstract has now passed.  Thanks to all who participated.
  • Questions?  Contact Amanda Yonkers at [email protected] 


Last Updated on Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:57 AM