AFOS Academy 2023

October 9-10, 2023

Meeting Program


We are excited to be back in New Orleans, LA just prior to the American Academy of Optometry meeting. 

Early Bird Registration NOW open for the 2023 AFOS meeting October 9-10th at the InterContinental Hotel New Orleans.

We have secured a special package that allows you to register for both the AFOS meeting and the American Academy of Optometry meeting (AAO) at one bundled rate.  To register go to the Academy website and choose the AFOS/AAO Bundle.

Register Today!


When AFOS Meeting will begin on Monday, October 9 and run through the day on Tuesday, October 10 followed by the AAO Meeting October 11-14, 2023.
Where The 2023 AFOS Meeting will be held at the InterContinental on Oct 9-10. The AAO Meeting will be at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
  • Excellent COPE CE Targeted for Military, PHS/IHS, VA & Federal ODs, Residents, and Students
  • AFOS Awards Program
  • AFOS Grand Rounds Presentations
  • State of the Art Exhibit Hall
  • Excellent Hands on Workshops
  • Member Appreciation Reception
  • Camaraderie with fellow service colleagues 
  • Service Chief break-out sessions
  • Sponsor Showcase with great raffle prizes!


Meeting Dress Requirements

* Air Force:  Service Dress for both meetings. Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.

  • Air Force members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.

* Army:  ASU or AGSU for both meetings. Civilian attire is appropriate for day of arrival and departure for Army members.

  • Class A (with jacket)
  • Army members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) or Leave status are not required to wear the uniform.
* Navy:  Khaki’s or Service Dress Blues for both meetings (sweater or Eisenhower jacket is authorized with Blues unless presenting). Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.
* PHS/IHS:  Service dress blues for both meetings. Business casual approved for travel days.
  • USPHS members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.
* VA:  Business professional 
* Civil Service & GS:  Business professional



AFOS AAO 2023 Agenda

Meeting Program

Monday, October 9th:   AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program (4 hrs CE)

1100 – 1700 Registration and packet pick-up for attendees
1100 - 1200

Ophthalogix presents "Amnion Membrane in Routine Optometric Practice" by Dr. Alexander Kabiri (1 hr COPE)

1130 - 1230
Exhibit Hall Opening
1230 - 1320
1320 - 1400

Exhibit Hall Break

1400 - 1450
1500 - 1550
1550 - 1620

Exhibit Hall Break

1620 - 1710
1800 - 2100


AFOS NOLA Riverboat Dinner Cruise** RSVP necessary


Tuesday, October 10th:   AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program (8+ hrs CE)

0700 – 1200 Registration and packet pick-up for attendees
0700 – 0800 Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Session
0800 – 0940


"AFOS Service Breakout Sessions" (2 hrs COPE) by Col Darren Rhoton; Col Jennifer Carver; COL Kenney Wells; CAPT Robert Senko; CAPT Greg Smith; and Dr. Jeanette Varanelli

0940 – 1020 Exhibit Hall Break
1020 - 1110
1120 - 1210 "Zeiss Genesis course" by Dr. Marcus Coyler (1 hr COPE)
1120 - 1210 CooperVision presents... by Dr. Ashley Tucker (1 hr CE) 
1210 - 1300 Exhibit Hall Break and Lunch
1300 - 1440

“Intense Pulsed Light: Understanding treatment mechanism and therapeutic applications” by Dr. Marc Meyer (2 hr COPE)

1300 - 1350 

Johnson & Johnson Vision presents " (1 hr CE)  

1400 - 1450  “Mindful Optometry” by Dr. Andrew Archila (1 hr COPE)
1530 - 1620

“Photophobia – when light hurts after brain injury, migraine and beyond” by Dr. Jacqueline Theis (1 hr COPE)

1530 - 1620

“Faculty Development Education Part 1” by Dr. Hava Haischer-Rollo (1 hr COPE)

1630 – 1720

“Neurologic “Dry” Eye” by Dr. Jacqueline Theis (1 hr COPE)



1630 – 1720
1730 - 1930

Force Generation and Opportunities in Academic Optometry” by Drs. Kevin Jackson, Andrew Archila, and Christopher Alferez (1 hr COPE) and Career Transition Panel Discussion (1 hr CE)


1945 - 2200

AFOS Membership and Awards Reception!


Exhibit Hall

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** Important information regarding making your Hotel Reservations **

InterContinental New Orleans

We will be hosting our meeting at the InterContinental New Orleans and have secured a government-rate room block for our attendees.

After you register for the AFOS/AAO Meeting through the AAO website, you should receive an email confirmation.  Within that confirmation email there should be a link to make a hotel reservation.  Make sure to click on the "AFOS Government Rate" block. 

If you do not receive the link in your registration receipt email or are having difficulties making your hotel reservation, please contact  Dr. Wright

Government Rate is currently $158 but will be updated later this year.


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