2020 Special Sessions

ARVO will hold a limited number of Special Sessions during the following 90-minute time slots:

  • Sunday, May 3, 1-2:30pm
  • Monday, May 4, 1:15 - 2:45pm
  • Wednesday, May 6, 12:15 – 1:45pm

The submission deadline for Special Sessions has passed.

2020 Special Session Guidelines

  • Special Sessions will be reserved for the following types of content: new initiatives, projects or collaborations of global appeal; large scale study results; relevant non-profit or governmental organizational town halls. If your proposal does not fit one of these descriptions, please contact the meetings department to learn how to participate in the 2021 Meeting.
  • Special Sessions may not be commercial in nature.
  • Special Sessions are not for late-breaking abstracts or those submitters who missed the abstract deadline. ARVO does not accommodate late or late-breaking abstracts.
  • All Special Session organizers, presenters and attendees must pay the registration fee for the Annual Meeting — there are no exceptions. There is no financial support for speakers. In addition, Special Session organizers must be ARVO members.
  • Special Sessions do not qualify for CME credits.

Special Session Proposal – Information needed

The following information is required at the time of proposal submission. All information should be final and all participants should be confirmed.

Organizer(s) – Name, institution, email
Target attendance
Moderator(s) – Name, institution, email
Speaker(s) – Name, institution, email, member status, presentation title/topic
Timed agenda – List by speaker/title/duration

Review of Special Session Proposals

  • The ARVO Executive Committee will review all proposals after the Feb. 10, 2020 deadline.

Notification of acceptance

  • Organizers will be notified of acceptance by Feb. 25, 2020.