Registration information for ARVO 2021


Registration information for ARVO 2021

Annual Meeting registration fees By March 12
After March 12
ARVO Member*  $339 $389
ARVO Member-in-Training*  $199 $249
Nonmember (meeting registration + 1-year membership)  $594 $644
Nonmember (meeting registration only)  $594 $644
Nonmember-in-Training $329 $379
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  •  For security purposes, ARVO paper forms no longer include credit card payment information. All credit card payments may be made through the ARVO website process or the PayPal secured terminal.

First authors of accepted abstracts are required to follow the Registration and Upload Policy, which states they must:

  • Register and pay the full meeting registration fee by April 16, 2021.
  • Upload their presentation by April 16 (additional details and instructions will be provided). If this policy isn't followed, the abstract will be withdrawn from the meeting and ineligible for presentation at the 2021 ARVO Annual Meeting.

All content will remain in the ARVO 2021 online platform until June 30, 2021.

* Membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable, and do not include registration fees for the 2021 Annual Meeting.

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CME information

The 2021 Annual Meeting is not an accredited continuing medical education (CME) activity. Attendees will not earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from participating in the Meeting.

ARVO's CME Committee will be developing accredited CME activities for online delivery in July 2021.

 Cancellation and refund policy

• The deadline to receive refund requests for the Annual Meeting is 5pm, EDT on Friday, April 23, 2021.
• Annual Meeting registration: Registration fees will be refunded for the amount paid, less a $40 administrative fee ($20 for students).
• No refunds will be given for cancellations received in the ARVO office after 5pm, EDT on April 23, 2021.
• All cancellations must be sent in writing to ARVO, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20852, or by emailing

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

 Be aware of registration scams

There are very sophisticated criminals who create a fake website for ARVO and other large meetings every year. Prior to the pandemic, they were primarily focused on selling hotel rooms that either do not exist or that have been marked up in price. They are now adding registration sales to their scams.

These ‘companies’ have the ability to deceive members and attendees into paying false invoices. A commonly used strategy is to target people by posing as a third-party organization (such as MedConn) that handles payments and billing information or as an employed member of a company using relevant details and public information accessible online.  

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