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Registration

Group registration now available
Small groups (up to 8 attendees) can now register together.

Please note that badges will not be mailed in advance. Be sure to bring your email confirmation with you to the Meeting.

Everyone must register for the Meeting, whether you are presenting a poster or paper, attending or exhibiting. While you must pay membership dues to submit an abstract, membership dues do not include Meeting registration. First authors of accepted abstracts must pay the registration fee to attend; a complementary full-meeting exhibitor badge is not a substitute for first-author full registration.

Registration includes:
• Admission to the Annual Meeting's scientific sessions
• Workshops, Special Interest Groups and Special Sessions
• Exhibits
• Free Wi-Fi access at the Convention Center
• Electronic access to the Program Summary book and printed Pocket Guide
• A tote bag


How to get your name badge

ARVO's registration system will provide email confirmations to quickly scan and print your badge at kiosks onsite at the convention center all week, and at select hotels on Saturday and Sunday. Please note that badges will not be mailed in advance.


Annual Meeting registration fees

    By March 14   After March 14
Members   $314   $439
Student Members   $214   $289
Nonmembers  

$574

  $699
Students nonmembers (student status will be verified)   $344   $419


Download the Personalized Letter of Invitation.

Guest registration procedures
ARVO members, co-authors on abstracts or individuals having any professional interest may not register as guests. Eligibility of guests will be verified.
Children under 18 are not required to pay, but must pick up a wristband at the Badge Replacement Desk and must be supervised at all times. Guests must be accompanied by the registered ARVO attendee for onsite registration.

Education course registration
ARVO Education Courses are offered on Saturday, April 28. Full-day and half-day courses are available.
Separate registration is required in advance for Education Courses. They are not included with Annual Meeting registration.

Course rates:

Full-day courses

  By March 14   After March 14
Member $204   $254
Member-in-Training $154   $174
Nonmember $274   $324

Student Nonmember
(student status will be verified)

$204   $254

Half-day courses

  By March 14   After March 14
Member $144   $194
Member-In-Training $104   $124
Nonmember $194   $244

Student Nonmember
(student status will be verified)

$144   $194

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Continuing Medical Education (CME)
CME credit and certificates processing fee

Attendees interested in claiming credit for the Annual Meeting or an education course are required to pay this processing fee. The fee only needs to be paid once and covers both activities.

    By March 14   After March 14
MIT/Student Nonmember   $29   $29
Member/Nonmember/Exhibitor (paid full-meeting access badge)   $49   $69
Exhibitor (complimentary full-meeting access badge only)   $89   $89


The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The complete CME program details will be available in March 2018.

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Luau-Themed Sunday Social on the Rooftop!
Sunday, April 29
6:30 - 8pm
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Enjoy a night full of Hawaiian fun at the Luau-Themed Sunday Social on the Rooftop Garden! Join ARVO attendees for great food, drinks, music, dancing, and more!

Cost $15.00
Registration for the ARVO Annual Meeting is required to attend this event. Tickets for the Sunday Social can be purchased online or onsite Saturday and Sunday (depending on availability). These tickets are non-refundable.

ARVO Karaoke Night
Wednesday, May 2
9pm -12midnight

Show your vocal talents or cheer on your favorite performer at ARVO's annual Karaoke Night! Come out for light snacks, great drinks, and an awesome time! Cash bar and light snacks provided. You must be 21 years or older to attend this event.

Cost: $10.00 (includes admission and one drink)
Registration for the ARVO Annual Meeting is required to attend this event. Tickets for Karaoke Night can be purchased online or onsite Saturday - Wednesday (depending on availability).


ARVO Foundation and Dowling Society Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Saturday, April 28
6:15pm
Hilton Hawaiian Village

Join the ARVO Foundation at its annual fundraising dinner to honor individuals and organizations who have shown dedication to the ARVO Foundation and its mission. The 2018 ARVO Foundation Honorees and new Dowling Society members will be recognized. Tickets available online in advance only. Sponsorships are also available.

Early ticket (through March 14): $295
Regular ticket price: $345
U.S. tax deduction: The estimated fair market value of the goods and services received is $175 per ticket/seat. The balance of your purchase may be tax deductible.

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Tenth Annual WEAVR Luncheon
Tuesday, May 1
1:30 - 3pm
Ala Moana Hotel

Network with colleagues at the annual Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon, a fundraiser for the ARVO Foundation. Purchase tickets online or onsite (onsite availability not guaranteed).

Members/nonmembers: $65
MITs/nonmember trainees: $40
U.S. tax deduction: The estimated fair market value of the goods and services received is $40 per ticket/seat. The balance of your purchase may be tax deductible. 

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Cancellation and refund policy

• The deadline to receive refund requests is Friday, April 20, 2018.
• Annual Meeting registration: Registration fees will be refunded for the amount paid, less a $40 administrative fee ($20 for students).
• Saturday Education Course registration: Registration fees will be refunded for the amount paid, less a $30 administrative fee ($20 for students).
• No refunds will be given for cancellations received in the ARVO office after April 20, 2018.
• All cancellations must be sent in writing to ARVO, 1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852, or by emailing arvo@arvo.org.

Photography Release
By attending the ARVO Annual Meeting, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded onsite to be used by ARVO and the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research for educational and promotional purposes.


Abstract Presenters cancelling registration must comply with the Abstract Withdrawal Policy.