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Event dates and times

Regardless of location and content, ancillary events of more than 15 attendees may not conflict with the ARVO Annual Meeting scientific program and must fall within the times listed below. 

Regardless of content, all events must conform to the ARVO Ancillary Events Policy and be approved by ARVO before scheduling.

Friday or Saturday:    

  • Event start and end times depend on whether or not the event contains scientific content.
  • The only exception is that Business Meetings, as defined in the policy, may be scheduled concurrently with the ARVO Educational Courses, currently scheduled on the Saturday preceding the ARVO Annual Meeting (normally 8am - 5:00pm).

*NOTE: The approved times listed below are tentative and may be adjusted after the ARVO Board of Trustees has reviewed the scientific schedule in the fall of 2017.

Sunday, April 29:  

  • 6:30 - 8:15am
  • 1:00 - 2:30pm
  • After 6:30pm


Monday  -  Wednesday, April 30 - May  2:

  • 6:30 - 8:15am
  • 10:15 - 10:55am
  • 1:30 - 3:00pm
  • After 6:30pm


Thursday, May 3:

  • 6:30  -  8:15am
  • After 4pm