The Lectures and Workshops Committee invites you to participate in the educational program at Academy 2021 Boston by submitting course proposals for consideration. Academy 2021 Boston will take place November 3-6, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
In particular, we encourage the submission of new and innovative courses, interprofessional courses with collaboration with other healthcare disciplines, as well as novel course topics so that we may continue to offer a cutting-edge and original educational program. Please consider submitting an Academy Classroom Exchange (ACE) course proposal, which is our newest course format that will offer attendees a small group learning experience with emphasis on maximizing discussion and interaction with the course presenter(s).
Up to four (4) of the following course proposals can be submitted provided that at least one (1) of the proposals is from a workshop or ACE course.
- Lecture (traditional)
- Rapid Fire Lecture
- ACE Course (Academy Classroom Exchange)
Please note that the limit of four proposals includes those in which you are a co-author. Additional submissions after the first four will NOT be considered. Non-credit course submissions are exempt from the four course submission maximum.
A Grand Rounds presentation is a great opportunity to gain speaking experience for first time Academy presenters. In addition to the four (4) courses listed above, you may also submit up to three (3) cases for the Grand Rounds sessions.
Courses should present information to enhance optometric patient care management. Presentations should not actively promote or advertise products or corporate interests. With competitive topics, course submissions by Academy Fellows will receive selection preference.
Due to the recent increase in virtual education as a result of the pandemic, submitters may provide an optional Vimeo or YouTube link of virtual CE presented in the specified field on the submissions form to assist the Lectures and Workshops Committee with evaluating a speaker's ability. This is highly encouraged for new speakers or first time Academy presenters.
We ask your continued help in maintaining the quality and spirit of the Academy annual meeting. As opposed to many speaking engagements that might be fly-in / fly-out affairs, presenters at the Academy are expected to register and fully participate in the many events and activities of the annual meeting. This allows the education and camaraderie to extend beyond the lecture hall and permeate the meeting. We thank you for your commitment to honor the “Spirit of the Academy” with your participation this year.