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2021 CAOS AAO Educational Program

  • Sun, November 14, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CST)
  • Announced via email


  • Banquet tickets are $30 for all guests.

    CAOS is partially funded by grants. If you wish to to be Non-Sunshine, please register as a Non-Sunshine guest.

    If you do no have an NPI or license number, please enter 000 for each.
  • CAOS is partially funded with grants from sponsors. These registrants will not be reportable.

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The 35th CAOS AAO Educational Program will be held during the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 6 pm.

We are back! Join us at the most delicious event of AAO!

We have an outstanding meeting this year, with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Allen Ho from Wills, and an outstanding panel featuring Dr. Michael Chiang, Dr. Linda Tsai, Dr. Paul Chan, and Dr. Royce Chen.

We are so excited to catch up with you all, friends, dear and new. We have so much to be grateful for and to celebrate, and hope to see you all there at the 35th meeting in New Orleans, where it all began for our organization!

Due to ongoing safety concerns, in accordance with AAO policy, all attendees must be vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination before entry. Masks will be required during the meeting. We have a delicious banquet planned! There is an attendance limit of 100 attendees.

Members and guests are welcome. If you are a member and have not paid your annual membership yet, please do so prior to registering. 

Due to the Sunshine Law, we must collect state medical license number and NPI#.

Guests who do not want to be reportable under Sunshine Law, please register under Non-Sunshine category.

Location: Please see email or contact us at


6:00 – 7:00 pm Reception
7:00 – 9:30 pm Program/Banquet

Welcome and Introduction of Visiting Professors and Dignitaries- Chris Teng, MD, CAOS President

Scientific Session:

CAOS 2021 Guest Panel

Moderator: Jonathan Song, MD Vice President CAOS
Theme: “2020: Perspectives on a Remarkable Year"

Michael F. Chiang, MD, MA
Director of the National Eye Institute

RV Paul Chan, MD, MBA
Head, Department of Ophthalmology
The John H. Panton Professor of Ophthalmology 
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Linda Tsai, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Washington University of St. Louis

Royce Chen, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Residency Program Director
Columbia University

Keynote Session:

 “Triumphs and Challenges for Retinal Gene Therapy 2021”

Allen Ho, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Report on Chinese Ophthalmological Society Congress, Benjamin Kwan, MD

Award Presentations - Chris Teng, MD
Resident Research Award
CAOS Pioneer Award

Special thanks to our sponsors



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