Pre-Registration Rates:
AACO Members $160.00  
Non-Members  $360.00 *
* if you are not a member of AACO, please complete this form for a free trial membership (thru 2/28/21)
Conference Education Sessions click here for course descriptions
14 hours of COPE CE (Florida CE applied for)

"Ten Technologies You need to Know About" ~Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO
"Ten Most Common Reasons You will Lose an Audit" ~Joe Deloach, OD
"ARMD - Truth or Dogma" ~Joe Deloach, OD
"Dry Eye Disease Diagnosis & Treatment: Pearls from The Trenches" ~Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO
"Compliance: Can't I Just Be A Doctor Anymore?" ~Joe Deloach, OD
"Nutrition Diet & Lifestyle Play A Role on Vascular Health" ~Melonie Clemmons, OD
"Nutrition as a Treatment for Dry Eye"~Page Love, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD
"Improving Your Nonverbal Communication Skills To Build a Better Practice"~Naheed Ahmad, OD
"Glaucoma Fact or Fiction"~Joe Deloach, OD
"AMD Contemporary Thinking in Diagnostics and Management" - Jeffry Gerson, OD
All annual conference registrations include:
  • Complimentary attendee meeting bag containing: PPE, hand sanitizer, a disposable pen - and more!
  • 14 hours of COPE CE (Florida CE applied for)
  • 'Inability to Attend Registration Refund Insurance': Attendee Registration Insurance is now included in your registration fees. This coverage is underwritten by Lloyds of London. You will receive a 100% refund if you are unable to attend the event for a reason outside of your control that is covered under the policy. This coverage starts on the date you pay for registration and ends on the first date of the show.
Reserve your room at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, AACO Conference attendee special rate $199.00 per night, while supplies last!  Reserve Now
Hotel/ Travel health standards 
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Conference Program Schedule (preliminary)
Thursday, November 12 Friday, November 13
Saturday, November 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Welcome & Luncheon
1:15 pm - 6:15 pm  CE Education Sessions
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Happy Hour
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Annual Awards Gala
8:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast & Exhibits
10:00 am - 12:00 noon CE Education Sessions
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Exhibits 
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm CE Education Sessions
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Happy Hour
Free Evening to enjoy Nashville!
9:00 am - 10:00 am AACO Members Business Meeting (AACO members only)
10:00 am - 12:30 pm CE Education Sessions
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch & Closing Remarks
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CE Education Sessions

Thank you to the 2020 Conference Title Sponsor

Education Accreditation Information

State Accreditation AACO does not guarantee that a licensing board, state, or certifying organization will accredit any course presented during this event. Attendees should be familiar with the requirements for any licensing or certification agencies to which education attendance may be reported. AACO will not be responsible for courses that have not received accreditation. AACO recommends that attendees be familiar with their licensing/certification requirements. 

COPE CE  AACO makes every effort to secure accreditation for continuing education courses through the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE). All courses for this event are submitted to ARBO for COPE approval. AACO will report CE attendance to ARBO for attendees who provide their OE Tracker number when they register and also sign-in or scan QR codes during the event. All COPE-accredited continuing education courses are strictly monitored to comply with licensing board regulations for accreditation. If you do not meet the required attendance rules, you will not receive credit.