2019 AESC Annual Meeting
On-site Information and Announcements

Here are some items that may be helpful during the course of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Eye Study Club.  We hope you enjoy your time with us on the beautiful island of Bermuda!

CLICK HERE to access the CME evaluation forms

AESC 2019 Google Calendar - VIEW HERE 
Times shown are in local Bermuda time

View recreational activities information

Meeting Schedules
    Overview Schedule
    Scientific Program

Get to know the new members - PHOTOS


  1. Welcome to the Fairmont Southampton.  The Club registration area is located in the Poinciana Foyer on the lobby level of the hotel.  Early registration will be available on Tuesday from about 4:30 until 5:45 p.m.  We will have name badges at the Welcome Reception (Great Sound Lawn) if you prefer to pick up your meeting materials on Wednesday morning.

Recreational Activities Information and Fact Sheets

Download some GENERAL NOTES about the recreational activities

View an INTERACTIVE MAP of the Fairmont Southampton hotel

  • Wednesday morning activities
    • Spouse Book Club
      • Frangipani Room (Mezzanine Level)
      • Book selection this year:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
    • Younger Kids Activity -- Kites; Teenager Activity -- Scuba lessons
  • Wednesday afternoon activity
    • Catamaran sail & coral reef snorkeling adventure - FACT SHEET
    • Mini-regatta J80 sailboat race - FACT SHEET
  • Thursday afternoon activity
    • AESC tennis tournament (Fairmont tennis courts)
    • Crystal Caves tour
  • Friday
    • Free time -- no organized activities
    • Evening -- AESC annual banquet (at the Fairmont beach)
  • Saturday morning
    • There will be a continental breakfast served on Saturday morning in our usual space
    • AESC golf outing - Port Royal Golf Club - FACT SHEET
    • History tour of St. George's
    • Kayak eco adventure - FACT SHEET
  • Saturday afternoon
    • Ice cream social for members and families (Poinciana Foyer)

Local Information

  • Ground Transportation
    • Uber has not made it to Bermuda yet, but HITCH offers a mobile app that helps you to call a local taxi using GPS and Uber-like technology
    • Getting around Bermuda by taxi - basic information and fare information
    • Bermuda Ferry Service to/from Hamilton.  Please note that fares on the Bermuda ferries are cash.
      • GUESTS AT THE FAIRMONT CAN RIDE THE FERRY FROM THE HOTEL'S WATERLOT DOCK TO HAMILTON FOR FREE.  We are told it's basically on the "honor system."  No tickets or vouchers are required.
      • CLICK HERE for the Ferry Schedule between the Fairmont and Hamilton
      • The Green Route connects Hamilton to Southampton Parish (near the Fairmont Hotel)
  • Bermuda Holiday
    • August 1st is Emancipation Day, is a major national holiday in Bermuda
    • The Bermuda Cup cricket match is one of Bermuda's biggest events of the year, taking place over two days (August 1-2) at St. George’s Cricket Club.
  • Festivals and Events
    • Harbour Nights is the place to be on Wednesday nights – come and celebrate all that Bermuda has to offer right on Front Street as the sun sets on Hamilton Harbour.  Front Street, 7 - 10 p.m.