Events for Residents

New for 2017! Student/Resident Awards Lunch
Thursday, October 12, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This year, the Academy will hold its first annual Student/Resident Awards Lunch. This luncheon will honor the best student scientific program presenters from Academy 2016 Anaheim, the 2017 student travel fellowship recipients and the 2017 Allergan resident travel fellowship recipients.

Resident/Practitioner Networking Event
Sponsored by Johnson and Johnson Vision and Allergan
Thursday, October 12, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Network with practitioners from the US and abroad looking to hire residency trained ODs in the near future. RSVP required – look for your invitation this summer!

Residents Day
Saturday, October 14, 8:00 AM – Noon and 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Residents Day is a forum where residents have the opportunity to present their interesting case reports or the results of their research projects! Papers will be presented 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and posters, 1:30 – 3:30 PM. This special event is only for current residents to showcase their work with meeting attendees. The submission window will be open from August 1 - August 18, 2017. For more information, contact Betty Rodriguez at

Residents Day Luncheon
Noon – 1:15 PM
Enjoy this opportunity to meet and network with residents from other programs. Don’t forget to submit your Candidacy for Fellowship application during the meeting to be entered into a prize drawing! Winners will be announced at the luncheon.

Residents Day Reception
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Celebrate the end of Residents Day by enjoying complimentary refreshments and mingling with your peers.

Visit Us in the Exhibit Hall!
Stop by the Academy membership booth (#551) in the Exhibit Hall to apply to become a Candidate for Fellowship. If you apply during your residency the application fee and first year of dues are waived!