Registration is now open! 



Catch some rays and earn CE hours in a beautiful setting from some of the most well-respected instructors in the profession. Featuring 16 hours COPE CE plus 8 hours TQ, the opportunities to enhance your practice and your career are endless.




Meet your continuing education requirements in a variety of topic areas, including OCT, punctal occlusion, peripheral retinal pathology, and myopia management. Learn from experts and stay on the leading edge of patient centered care.




Stay up to date on emerging products and services to support your practice from leading eye care brands, many offering special AACO pricing. AACO exhibitors specialize in pharmaceuticals, eye care, diagnostic tools, surgical equipment, and practice management.




When your goal is to provide exceptional patient care, interactive workshops are the most effective tool for real-time learning. Practice your technique during hands-on training and receive personalized, comprehensive instruction.




Dine, golf, shop, and relax. Everything you need for a special vacation is here. Rosen Shingle Creek features world-class greens, fine-dining and tropical swimming pools for the ultimate luxurious experience. Reserve now for AACO special room rates.




Golf, anyone? Shingle Creek Golf Club features challenging yet rewarding greens, by the Arnold Palmer Design Company. Start practicing your swing, sign up now and invite your friends to the AACO Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 19.




There's no better place for a getaway than Orlando, where the sun is hot, the drinks are cold, and it's always 5:00 somewhere! Enjoy happy hours, receptions and mixers, plus the main event, the Margaritaville Gala on Friday evening.





Bring the whole family! Experience all the world-class attractions Orlando has to offer, plus swimming, tennis, and a relaxing full-service spa right in the resort. We've planned morning tours for attendees to get a special look at "The City Beautiful."





It pays to belong to AACO! Your passport to savings is yours for the taking. Earn cash for things you’re already doing! Everything from reserving your room, attending CE sessions to visiting with exhibitors and attending our social events.   LEARN MORE




REGISTRATION RATES                                                                                         

Early Bird (before May 15th)
Members - $295.00*
Non-members - $495.00
*qualifies for the travel rebate program, members can receive one night of their hotel stay after meeting the requirements

Regular -After May 15th
Members $395.00
Non-members $595.00

Local Florida Rate (Coupon Code: FLORIDA100)
Members $295.00
Non-members $195.00

Registration $75.00
Includes Friday Night Gala, receptions, and eligible for "shuttles" to Disney Springs -Universal and may join golf outing (for additional fee) on 8/19

One-day Only Conference CE Rate
$295 (all types)

Golf Outing on 8/19
$75.00 per golfer


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS                                                                                                      


Thursday, August 19  
Board Meeting 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Golf Outing / Tour 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration Hours 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome, Happy Hour 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Board/Leadership Dinner 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, August 20  
Spouse/Partner Tours TBD
Welcome Breakfast 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Exhibitor Hours 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
CE Education 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CE Education 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Workshops 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CE Education 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Opening Reception 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Margaritaville Gala 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 21  
Spouse/Partner Tours TBD
Breakfast with Sponsor 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Exhibit Hours 8:30 am - 6:00 am
General Session 9:00 am - 11:00 am
General Session 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Lunch with Sponsor 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
General Session 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Happy Hour  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free Evening  
Sunday, August 22  
CE Education 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch & Members Business Meeting 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
CE Education  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm





Mile Brujic, OD                       OCT Practical Applications of Advanced Technologies
Eric Brooker, OD                    Ins and Outs of Punctal Occlusion
Gary Ganiban, OD                 Diagnosis of Peripheral Retinal Pathology
Joe Deloach, OD, FAAO        Rx Compliance: "From Rules to Robots              
Dwight Ackerman, OD            Myopia Management: Putting Theory into Practice



GOLF OUTING                                                                                                                          


Gather for a day on the fairways with friends and colleagues for The AACO Inaugural Golf Tournament at the prestigious Shingle Creek Golf Club! Whether you’re a scratch golfer or just enjoy the putting around in the sun, there will be fun (and prizes) for everyone!


Tournament Fore-mat- Individual Stroke – Each golfer competes individually and gets a gross score and The Callaway scoring system will calculate your net score for 18 holes! Shotgun – Teams start simultaneously on each hole. All teams can start and finish around the same time.

Start Time - 12:30pm



  • 1st & 2nd Place Low Gross
  • 1st & 2nd Place Low Gross
  • Closest to the Pin (4) Par 3’s
  • Longest Drive
  • Congeniality Golfer Award
  • Best Golf Attire Award


Registration- The registration fee for participation is $75 and includes greens fee, cart fee, & range balls. Registration is available while registering for the AACO annual meeting.

Rental clubs ($50), shoes, golf balls, golf lessons are available at Shingle Creek Clubhouse for individual purchase. You may contact the clubhouse in advance to reserve clubs at: Toll-Free: (866) 996-9933


MEMBER REBATE                                                                                                                    


AACO Member Rebate Program
All current AACO members who register and pay to attend the AACO Annual Conference will qualify. To qualify, members will complete the following:

  • Register for an AACO meeting by the early registration deadline
  • Reserve their hotel room in the AACO room block by the deadline, using the registration link or code provided
  • Arrive on-time on the first day of the event and attend the first session (and all following CE sessions)
  • Get ‘passport book’ stamped from each exhibitor
  • Complete the assigned 10-minute vendor appointment sessions
  • Fully participate in the entire meeting (all CE sessions, Awards Gala, Members Business Meeting)

Stipend amount will be determined by how many members qualify for stipend per event (maximum amount is equal to one night hotel rate).