2009 AESC Annual Meeting

Conference Presentations

View a summary of the 2009 Annual Meeting presentations -- 
click here.  This is a PDF file.

Welcome to the AESC annual meeting information page!  

Meeting dates and Location  
     Tuesday, July 21 through Saturday, July 25, 2009
     Location:    The Broadmoor -- Colorado Springs, CO

Continuing Medical Education

Members attending the Club annual meeting in Colorado Springs who wish to claim CME credit must complete an on-line evaluation form provided by our join sponsor, the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC).  This information was included in your meeting packet.  However here is a link to the evaluation form:  

It will take only a few minutes for you to complete the evaluation, and at the end, you'll be able to print out a CME certificate.

Also...  we ask that you turn in the AESC "claim form."  This is the one-page form on which you were asked to enter the session(s) that you attended.  This is our confirmation of your attendance, and it's a good check to make sure that CFMC provide CME credit to everybody who has earned it.  If you did not turn in this form at the meeting, please fax to the Club office at:  847-680-1682

The conference was accredited for up to 11 hours of Category 1 CME.

General Meeting Information

Meeting schedule overview - Click here (PDF file)
Airport transportation - Broadmoor airport transfer reservation form (PDF file)
Interactive map of the Broadmoor Resort

Final Program -- View the detailed meeting program (PDF file)

Attendee List -- Click here to get the list of members and spouses who are attending (PDF file)

For speakers/presenters:
   CME financial disclosure form - download here (Word file)
   Speaker's biographical sketch form - download here (Word file)

Photos from the Broadmoor

We are collecting and sharing photos from the meeting.  Rich has set up an album on Google Picassa which allows you to view all of the photos in a gallery format, as a slide show, and to download any pictures of your choosing.  To access the 2009 annual meeting photo album, click on the link below (note, this will take you away from the AESC website).

We'll be adding pictures to this album as they're received from members.


Registration for the AESC 2009 Annual Meeting is underway!  Personalized registration forms have been sent to all Club members, but if you don't have one handy, CLICK HERE to get a blank form.  (PDF file)

Also, we have arranged some optional group activities...
     To see a list of activities, CLICK HERE.
     Click on this link to get the activities registration form (this is a "fillable" PDF form you can complete on your computer and print)


Located on 3,000 lush acres under the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain, the Broadmoor offers an award-winning spa, fitness center, two swimming pools, three outdoor hot tubs, one lap pool; 54 holes of championship golf, six tennis courts with camps run by Hall-of-Fame member Dennis Ralston; children's programs; 24-hour room service, valet parking and 25 specialty retail shops.  Getting to the Broadmoor couldn’t be more convenient. It’s 90 minutes south of the Denver International Airport, but the close-by Colorado Springs Airport offers more than 100 direct and non-stop flights throughout the country. You can check in to The Broadmoor right at the airport and have your luggage delivered directly to your room. What could be easier!


Our conference rate is at a nice discount from the normal prices – Run of the Main (in the main hotel tower) is $378 single/double; Run of the West (across the lake from the main building) is $358; and one bedroom Main Suites are $578. There are many connecting rooms. A $16 resort fee is added to all rooms which includes newspaper, in-room coffee, high-speed Internet, access to the fitness center and other amenities. Explore the hotel online at: www.thebroadmoor.com.

To make your reservations, call the hotel directly at: 800-634-7711.
 Be sure to state that you are part of the American Eye Study Club. The cut-off date is June 21st. After that, group reservations will be only on a space-available basis. If you have any special needs or concerns, please feel free to contact our housing coordinator at the hotel directly: Stacy Wallace, phone: 719-471-6149. 

The Broadmoor’s 700 guest rooms and suites are located in the Main Complex and West Complex. Luxuriously appointed rooms have either a king bed or two double beds, comfortable furniture and elegant bathrooms. Many offer views of beautiful Cheyenne Mountain and the resort’s own Cheyenne Lake.

Call for Papers
     Use this PDF form to submit your abstract.  This form can be completed on your computer simply by typing in the fields provided.  Click with your mouse to put a check mark in the appropriate boxes.  Once you have completed the form, you can print it and send to the AESC office by fax or mail; or you can email it directly to Rich Paul.  

To send your form --
By fax:  847-680-1682
By email:  [email protected]
If sending by email, first save the file to your computer using the "save as" menu item.  Be sure to change the name (we suggest putting your name in the filename), and then send as a file attachment to a regular email.

We are working to offer Category 1 CME for this meeting.  All presentators giving an accredited CME talk will be asked to submit the usual financial disclosure.  Details to follow.

To view abstracts submitted for this meeting, click here.

Book Club Selection

Tish Irvine has selected Broken Paradise:  A Novel by Cecilia Samartin.  Here's a link to the book on Amazon.  

This is the review from Publisher's Weekly:
     In her interesting but flawed debut, Samartin explores the contrasting fates of two young women after the Cuban revolution—Nora García, who escapes to the United States with her family, and her cousin Alicia, who stays behind. The novel is strongest in its first section, which renders the cousins' idyllic and privileged childhood in pre-Castro Havana. The portrayal of Nora and Alicia's friendship is convincing, especially in Nora's simultaneous devotion to her more confident and beautiful cousin. Their time on the beach and at their great-aunt's sugarcane plantation give way to the bombs, televised executions and panic of the revolution. After Nora and her family escape, settling in California, the cousins maintain their friendship over two decades through letters as intimate as their girlhood conversations. Nora returns to Cuba in 1981 to find her childhood Eden destroyed and a very ill Alicia, who has resorted to prostitution to support herself and her daughter, suffering from "the virus." A hokey climax undermines Nora's return to Cuba, though the book's first half is powerfully realized. (Feb.) 

General Information about the area:
  Colorado Springs Airport information
  Travel information about Colorado Springs

This page last updated: 06-26-2009