Resident/Practitioner Networking Event

Thursday, November 8, 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, November 10, 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. Submissions are open August 1-20, 2018 for Residents Day. For more information, contact Christina Velasquez at

Residents Day Luncheon

Saturday, November 10, 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

Saturday, November 10, 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 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!

Complimentary Registration for Residents

Current residents of an optometric program may receive complimentary registration for Academy 2018 San Antonio, in exchange for working half a day at the meeting for the Lectures & Workshops Committee. Residents will introduce speakers, monitor CE attendance and assist the committee in other various tasks. For more information, contact Christina Velasquez at