AESC - 2018 Annual Meeting

President Stephen R. Klapper invites you to join your fellow Club members for the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Eye Study Club.

Where:      Montage Deer Valley
                  Deer Valley (Park City), Utah

When:       Tues., July 31 through Sat., August 4, 2018

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We're looking forward to seeing you!

General Information

Housing Information

The AESC has arranged for a block of rooms at the Montage Resort for the dates of our conference.  Pricing is at a substantial discount from regular rates.

CLICK HERE for details about room types, rates and to make your reservations.

Reservation methods

Our room block is now closed.  If you have any changes to your reservation, please contact Kathy Paul at the AESC office as soon as possible.  AFTER MONDAY, JULY 9, YOU WILL BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ENTIRE RESERVATION.  The hotel has different cancellation policies for groups than for individual guests!  


The cutoff date for AESC group reservations is July 2, 2018

Room Types & Prices

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

Parking at the Hotel

The hotel only has valet parking (no self-park).  It is $29 per day.

Meeting Registration

Registration for the conference is now available!  

There are two ONLINE registration forms -- one for the conference itself and a second one for the recreational events

     CONFERENCE REGISTRATION -- members, guests and kids for the general meeting

     RECREATIONAL EVENTS -- Your choices of group recreational events (get DETAILS HERE)

If you are paying by check, we encourage you to use the paper (PDF) registration form. 
CLICK HERE to download the paper form.

Conference Registration Fees -- includes all group meals and receptions

  • AESC Member -- $875
  • Adult guests (spouses, significant others, guests, family members over 18 years of age) -- $775
  • Teenagers (age 13 - 17) -- $375
  • Younger kids (age 5 - 12) -- $120
  • Toddlers/infants (<5 years) -- Free
  • Recreational events are at an additional fee (CLICK HERE for details

NOTE:  At the last business meeting, Club members approved a "partial meeting" registration fee at a 25% discount.  It allows for a "first half" or a "second half" registration and is available for Emeritus Members only"Part 1" will be from Tuesday through the Thursday banquet (and excludes attendance on Friday and Saturday). "Part 2" is from Thursday through Saturday's Baptismo Emeritus (and excludes Tuesday and Wednesday). Emeriti who with to take advantage of this discount must use the paper registration form.

DOWNLOAD the paper registration form for the conference here.

Recreational Activities

We are planning a number of organized group activities which will require an additional registration to cover the costs.  Also, we have developed a list of other things you can do on your own or with other Club members as a "do it yourself" excursion.  

CLICK HERE to view information about recreational activities. 

Program Information

Program chair:
  RV Paul Chan, 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 --  The deadline for abstracts is May 31st
    • Submit your abstract using the ONLINE FORM  Submission of papers is now closed 
      Please consider bringing a topic for the "free for all" time, if available during the program
    • CME conflict of interest form - All speakers must complete -- DOWNLOAD
  • View the current abstracts submitted - CLICK HERE FOR ABSTRACTS
  • Spouse Book Club -- Beth Klapper has selected "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro for the book club on Wednesday morning.

Named Lectures

30th Albert D. Ruedemann, Jr. Lecture

Martin Wand, MD

15th AESC Foundation - Jerry & Donna Knauer Lecture

George A. Williams, MD

President-elect, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Associated Retina Consultants; Royal Oak, MI


Other Useful Information and References

Deer Valley is at a high elevation

The Montage Resort in Deer Valley is at an elevation of 8,300 feet above sea level.  While most people adjust to the environment at this altitude without any problems, you may notice shortness of breath or other more significant symptoms.  By taking appropriate precautions, we're confident you will have an enjoyable visit to the mountains of the Wasatch Range.

Here is a source for small canisters of O2 for very reasonable prices...  Probably would be enough to get you over the "hump" until your body acclimates to the altitude.  CLICK HERE (Amazon website)


Last Updated on Sunday, July 29, 2018 09:52 AM