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American Academy of Optometry

Academy 2021

Nov. 3 - 6 in Boston, MA

After an unconventional year of virtual events and learning, the largest meeting in optometry is back in person. The American Academy of Optometry will be hosting this year’s national meeting in Boston, MA from November 3 – 6.

The 2021 Newsletter will feature highlights from last year’s virtual event, as well as MCO involvement, and what to expect at this year’s convention.

Graphic with the text: Boston, Academy 2021, Nov. 3 - 6, Presented by the American Academy of Optometry

Academy 2021 Details

You can explore all of the details of Academy 2021 on the AAO website.

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MCO Involvement in Academy 2021

Safety Protocols

Vaccines & Testing

All registered attendees must show proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to arrival at meeting.

Sticker System

There will be colored stickers at the convention center to denote your social distance preference.

  • Green: Comfortable with handshakes and high-fives
  • Yellow: Happy to talk, no touching please
  • Red: Happy to see you, but keeping my distance

Academy App

Download Academy.21 for an easy way to schedule your time and keep track of CE credits for Academy 2021 in Boston. Available from the Apple AppStore or Google Play store. 

MCO Organizers

Connor Monaghan

Connor Monaghan

Student Liaison

Shelby Rauch

Shelby Rauch

Student Liaison-Elect

Paula McDowell, OD, FAAO

Paula McDowell, OD, FAAO

Faculty Liaison