AESC - 2020 Annual Meeting
The Homestead - Hot Springs, VA


Join President Frank LaRosa for a incredible mountain retreat gathering for the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Eye Study Club.

Where:     The Omni Homestead Resort
                 Hot Springs, VA

When:      Sun., July 19 through Fri., July 24, 2020
                 NOTE slightly earlier dates and Sunday arrival!

This page is under construction . . .  we currently are adding meeting details now!

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General Information

  • Overview schedule for the conference (PDF format) - coming soon
  • Location and Transportation
    • Hot Springs, Virginia, is in the Appalachian Mountains in Western Virginia. Since at least the mid 18th century, travelers came to use the springs. Thomas Bullitt built the first inn to accommodate them in 1766 and Dr. Thomas Goode expanded it. The most prominent modern resort, The Homestead, traces its origin to this inn. 
    • Those flying in most likely will arrive at the Roanoke, VA airport.  From there, it's about a 90 minute drive to the Homestead.
    • We'll be posting additional travel options in the near future.

Housing Information

The AESC has arranged for a block of rooms at the Homestead.  We will be opening up housing reservations sometime during the month of January 2020.    

CLICK HERE for details about rates, room types and reservations.  coming soon

Meeting Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION - meeting registration will be available in the early spring.

Paper Form (PDF format) if you prefer or to pay with a check or to take the Emeritus discount (see below).

Conference Registration Fees -- includes all group meals and receptions (coming soon)

Recreational Activities

A number of fun recreational activities are being planned.  Standby for details soon!

Refund Policy

The longstanding Club policy for refunds is as follows:

  • Meeting registration (members, family members and guests) -- Full refund will be given if the Club office is notified of the cancellation no later than the Wednesday before the meeting starts.
  • Recreational Activities
    • There is no refund for a "no show."
    • We will give a refund for cancellations in advance of the event if the vendor does not charge us for the cancellation or if we are able to reassign your place to another participant.  Unfortunately, if the Club is charged by the vendor for your spot or another participate does not fill your place, we will be unable to offer a refund.
  • All refunds will be made using the same form of payment as the original registration.

Spouse Book Club

Details coming in the near future.

Program Information

Program chair:
  David Epley, 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!  

Named Lectures

32nd Albert D. Ruedemann, Jr. Lecture


17th AESC Foundation - Jerry & Donna Knauer Lecture



Other Useful Information and References

Airport Transfers

More information will be posted here. 


Last Updated on Friday, March 27, 2020 04:51 PM