AESC - 2017 Annual Meeting

It's the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Eye Study Club!

Thanks for coming . . . This was our best-attended meeting ever.
View the photos taken by members -- CLICK HERE
And enjoy this video taken from the drone.

President David Granet invites you to join your fellow Club members for this very special event in beautiful and sunny Southern California.

Where:      Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
                   Dana Point, California

When:       Sunday, July 30 through Friday, August 4, 2017
Schedule: Click Here

Here's the group!

Detailed General Session Program
Hotel Reservations information
Register for the meeting
Sign-up for Recreational Activities
Program information and to submit a paper
View the current abstracts submitted
Airport Transportation
Tuesday night banquet will be at Mission San Juan Capistrano

If you like Beach Boys music, watch this short presentation about the site for the 60th Annual Meeting of the AESC at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel!

General Information

Housing Information

The AESC has arranged for a block of rooms at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel for the dates of our conference.  Pricing is at a substantial discount from regular rates.

CLICK HERE for details about room types and rates

Reservation methods

The hotel has set up a special website for AESC members make reservations.  However, it is suggested that if you have special requests, such as adjoining rooms, you may want to call the toll-free group reservations number, to assure that appropriate accommodations are available.

Note -- At this point in time, because of very strong attendance anticipated this year, we recommend that you call the toll-free number below to book your hotel rooms.  The hotel is adding rooms to our housing block, but it is possible the online system might not be totally updated.  To assure getting the group rates, it's probably best to speak to a hotel group reservation agent.

If you have any problems with your hotel reservations or need assistance with changes or special requests, please contact Kathy Paul at the AESC office -- 847-680-1666 or by email:  [email protected]

  • Online reservations:  CLICK HERE
  • Phone reservations (toll-free):  877-266-6065
    Be sure to state you are part of the American Eye Study Club conference
  • The cutoff date for AESC group reservations is Monday, July 3, 2017.

Room Types & Prices

View details about the AESC group housing block, rates, cancellation policies and other important information.

Meeting Registration

Online meeting registration is now available!  Sign-up for recreational events (golf, tennis and group excursions) is now available, as well.

CLICK HERE to register  ON-LINE for the meeting.  

DOWNLOAD the paper (PDF) registration form (meeting and recreational events), if you wish to pay by check

Sign up for RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES (separate online form)

Registration fees --

  • Members -- $900
  • Adults (spouses, children age 18+, adult guests) -- $800
  • Kids, age 13-17 -- $350
  • Kids, age 5 - 12 -- $110
  • Kids, under age 5 -- No charge
  • Recreational activities - additional charges -- VIEW DETAILS

Registration includes all meals and social events, including breakfast every day (except Thursday), the Welcome Reception/Dinner, the Banquet and the Baptismo/Emeritus Reception/Dinner.  Members' registration fees also includes CME credit.  We have planned some recreational activities that may involve an additional fee.

Program Information

Program chair:
 Steve Klapper, MD

The success of the AESC and its meetings are a direct result of the participation of the members.  Our sessions are very interactive; discussion, challenges to thinking and questions are strongly encouraged.  Be thinking about lectures, interesting cases, or mini-symposiums you would like to present!  

  • Call for Papers --  
    • Submit your abstract using the ONLINE FORM - CLOSED... If you still want to present a talk, please consider Free For All!
    • Download a paper (PDF) abstract form - CLICK HERE
    • CME conflict of interest form - All speakers must complete -- DOWNLOAD
  • View the current abstracts submitted - CLICK HERE FOR ABSTRACTS
  • Conference overview schedule - CLICK HERE
  • NEW!  Detailed General Session Program

Named Lectures

29th Albert Ruedemann Jr. Lecture

     Steven V.L. Brown, MD
     Chicago Glaucoma Consultants
     Glenview, IL



14th AESC Foundation Jerry & Donna Knauer Lecture

     David W. Parke II, MD
     Executive Vice President & CEO
     American Academy of Ophthalmology

    View an interview with Dr. Parke from the Shiley Eye Center podcast series - CLICK HERE


Continuing Medical Education Items

  • Coming later

Other Useful Stuff

Airport Transportation

Here are some other options you may want to consider for your transportation.  The John Wayne/Orange County Airport is the closest to the Ritz-Carlton hotel (about 30 minutes).  Other Southern California airports include San Diego, Los Angeles and Long Beach.

John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Long Beach Airport (LGB)


Last Updated on Sunday, August 06, 2017 12:45 PM