2014 Annual Meeting
The 57th annual meeting is scheduled for the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colorado.  

The dates dates are Tuesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 27, 2014.  The basic information about this conference is posted below.  

Click Here to view photos and videos of the resort.

Meeting Information
We will be adding details about the conference here as planning progresses, so check back periodically.
Conference overview schedule - CLICK HERE
Detailed Clinical Program - CLICK HERE 
Spouse Book Club
The Spouse Book Club will take place this year at the usual time on Wednesday morning after breakfast from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.  The hotel consierge will visit for the first 15 - 30 minutes to provide an overview of the hotel and Vail Village, as well as answering any questions you may have.
The book selection this year is:  "One Thousand White Women:  The Journals of May Dodd."  This  is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

Registration & Housing Information
Meeting Registration
Conference registration form - CLICK HERE 
The form is in PDF format that you can fill in by hand or on your computer.  Be sure to calculate the correct amounts for each item and grand total.
Recreational Activities - Sign-up for any of the recreational activities directly on the main registration form.  CLICK HERE to view details about these additional events
To make your reservations, call the Four Seasons-Vail directly: 
Be sure to state that you are attending the American Eye Study Club meeting.  Please note that our room block is released on June 23, 2014.  After that date, reservations will be on a space-available basis at the best available rate, so we strongly encourage you to book your room now.  Our group room rates are in effect throughout the conference dates and three days before/after the meeting.
"Run of the Resort" guestrooms are priced at $309 per night (plus tax).
Also, subject to availability, a limited number of the following accommodations are offered to our members at these discounted rates:
  • Executive Suite - $495 per night
  • 1-Bedroom Suite - $550 per night
  • 2-Bedroom Residence - $1,200 per night
  • 3-Bedroom Residence - $1,800 per night
  • 4-Bedroom Village and Mountain view Residence (only 2 available) - $2,400 per night
Please note - The resort will add a one-time porterage charge of $25 per room and a housekeeping gratuity of $4 per day, per room to your bill.

If you have any problems making a reservation, please contact Kathy Paul at the AESC office - [email protected], or call Kathy at:  847-680-1666
Additional Items of Interest
  • The hotel offers valet parking only at $25 per night
  • AESC members, family and guests will receive a 15% discount at the spa during the dates of our conference
  • The group hotel room rates listed above will be available three days before and after our meeting dates, subject to availability
  • Free transportation is provided by the hotel throughout Vail Village.
  • Dining -- There are many dining options througout Vail.  We strongly encourage you to make reservations in advance.  The Four Seasons Consierge can assist with arrangements.

Educational Items

Call for Papers and CME Information
     Access the online abstract submission form - CLICK HERE
     Download the paper submission form (PDF file)
     Speakers Financial Disclosure Form - DOWNLOAD (fillable PDF file) 
Program Information
CME Information 
CLICK HERE to view the 2014 annual meeting CME accreditation statement.

Other Useful Tidbits 
Dining Options in Vail (New!)
There are many fantastic restaurants in Vail Village and the local area.  We strongly recommend making your dinner reservations early to assure your choice of venue and time!
Information about the resort and Vail
Travel to High Altitudes
Vail's altitude is about 8,150 feet above sea level on average, and the summit is 11,570 feet above sea level.  Although we completely expect you to have a wonderful time in Vail, it pays to be aware of the effects high elevations can have on you.  Here are some resources and tips:
  • Bear in mind that the air is much dryer at higher altitudes.  It's a good idea to drink about twice as much water in Vail as you would at home in lower elevations.
  • With the thinner air and strong sun, plan to use sun screen when you are outdoors
  • Be aware of your alcohol intake, and eat foods high in potassium such as broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, celery, greens, bran, chocolate (yes!), granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes and tomatoes.
  • Pace yourself when engaging in physical activity.  Take it a little more slowly and take some time to catch your breath.
  • CDC article about travel to high altitudes
  • Mayo Clinic article, "Preparing for Safe Travel to High Altitudes"

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