Individual and group registration for the ARVO 2020 Annual Meeting will open in October.
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.
- Admission to the Annual Meeting's scientific sessions
- Workshops, Special Interest Groups and Special Sessions
- Free Wi-Fi access at the Baltimore Convention Center
- Electronic access to the Program Summary Book and printed Pocket Guide
- A tote bag
Group registration available
Small groups (up to 6 attendees) can register together.
|Annual Meeting registration fees||By March 6||By April 24||After April 24|
|Nonmember (meeting registration + 1-year membership)||$604||$729||$804|
|Nonmember (meeting registration only)||$604||$729||$804|
Download the Personalized Letter of Invitation.
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. Please note that badges will not be mailed in advance.
Program Summary Book
The Program Summary Book (PSB) will be available for digital download. A limited number of hard copies will be available for purchase onsite.
|By March 6||By April 24||After April 24|
|Program Summary Book||$15||$25||$25|
A limited number of copies will be available for purchase onsite.
Pick up your pre-purchased PSB at Registration at tote bag pickup (Saturday - Monday). After Monday come to ARVO Central for PSB pick up and purchase.
Guest registration procedures
ARVO members, co-authors on abstracts or individuals having any professional interest may not register as guests. Guest registration may only be purchased onsite for the rate of $75/day, per guest. Eligibility of guests will be verified.
Children under 18 are not required to pay, but must pick up a wristband at the Registration 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, May 2. 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. Registration for the ARVO Annual Meeting is required to register for an ARVO Education Course.
|Full-day course||By March 6||By April 24||After April 24|
|Half-day course||By March 6||By April 24||After April 24|
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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.
|CME credit and certificates processing fee||By March 6||By April 24||After April 24|
|Member/Nonmember/Exhibitor (paid full-meeting access badge)||$99||$109||$119|
|Exhibitor (complimentary full meeting access badge only)||$119||$119||$119|
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 2020. The deadline to purchase CME credits and certificates is May 7.
Sunday, May 3 | 7 - 10pm
|Social ticket cost includes admission and two drinks||By March 6||After March 6|
|Age 18 and under||TBD||TBD|
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 6 | 9pm - 12midnight
|Karaoke ticket cost includes admission and one drink||By March 6||After March 6|
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. 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 Gala
Saturday, May 2 | 6:30pm
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 2020 ARVO Foundation Honorees and new Dowling Society members will be recognized. Tickets available online in advance only until April 24. Sponsorships are also available.
|ARVO Foundation Gala||By March 6||By April 24|
U.S. tax deduction: The estimated fair market value of the goods and services received is $180 per ticket/seat. The balance of your purchase may be tax deductible.
12th Annual WEAVR Luncheon
Monday, May 4 | 1:15 - 2:45pm
Network with colleagues at the annual Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon, a fundraiser for the ARVO Foundation. The featured speaker is Katherine A. High, MD, President and Head of Research and Development at Spark Therapeutics. Purchase tickets online or onsite (onsite availability not guaranteed).
|WEAVR Luncheon Tickets||By March 6||After March 6|
U.S. tax deduction: The estimated fair market value of the goods and services received is $60 per ticket/seat. The balance of your purchase may be tax deductible.
Cancellation and refund policy
• The deadline to receive refund requests is 5pm, EDT on Friday, April 24, 2020.
• 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 5pm, EDT on April 24, 2020.
• All cancellations must be sent in writing to ARVO, 1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852, or by emailing email@example.com.
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.