Register for ARVO 2019

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Register for ARVO 2019

Individual and group registration for the ARVO 2019 Annual Meeting is now open.

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 Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Electronic access to the Program Summary book and printed Pocket Guide
  • A tote bag

Group registration available
Small groups (up to 6 attendees) can now register together.

Annual Meeting registration fees

           By March 1         After March 1
Members   $314   $439
         
Student Members   $214   $289
         
Nonmembers   $574   $699

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 will be available for digital download. A limited number of hard copies will be available for purchase onsite. To guarantee your copy, purchase your Program Summary Book by March 1. 

    By March 1   Onsite
    $15   $25

A limited number of copies will be available for purchase onsite. 


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, April 27. 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 courses

  By March 1   After March 1
Member $204   $254
Member-in-Training $154   $174
Nonmember $274   $324

Half-day courses

  By March 1        After March 1
Member $144   $194
Member-In-Training $104   $124
Nonmember $194   $244

Learn more

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 1        After March 1
MIT member   $59   $59
Member/Nonmember/Exhibitor (paid full-meeting access badge)   $79   $99
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 2019.

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Sunday Social at the Vancouver Aquarium!
Sunday, April 28
7:00 - 10:00pm
Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, BC, V6G 3E2

Enjoy a night full of fun at the Vancouver Aquarium! Join ARVO attendees for great food, drinks, and more!

Cost
$30.00 (includes admission and two drinks)
$20.00 for children 18 and under
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. Shuttles will be available to and from the Vancouver Convention Centre.

ARVO Karaoke Night at the Blackbird Public House
Wednesday, May 2
9pm -12midnight
The Blackbird Public House
905 Dunsumir Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1A8

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
Vancouver Convention Centre
Harbour Ballroom

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 2019 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 1): $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
Monday, April 29
1:15 - 2:45 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre
Harbour Ballroom

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
Members-in-training: $45
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 19, 2019.
• 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 19, 2019.
• 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.