Virtual Meeting Frequently Asked Questions

I am not available April 9-11- will I still be able to view the meeting?

Presentations will be shown according to our schedule on April 9-11, but if you cannot attend on those dates, don’t worry!  All papers, posters, and workshops from the schedule, and an additional 3 on-demand only workshops, will be available for viewing until July 15, 2021, to be accessed at your convenience. 39 papers, 228 posters, and 25 workshops will be presented over 3 days and great advantage of the virtual format is that the content you miss live can be viewed later. For example, you could attend every single workshop!  The content will be available for viewing and claiming of CME until July 15, 2021. All told the meeting offers 47.75 CME credits.
  • Presentations will be available for on-demand viewing 48 hours after they first play during the schedule.
  • The 3 on-demand only workshops and posters will be available for immediate access when the conference platform opens on April 7th. A link to access the platform will be sent to registrants on April 7th.
  • Poster presenters have scheduled office hours when they will be available to chat and answer questions. You can also post questions for presenters on the discussion tab within each poster.

Computer System Recommendations

You will need a computer with an internet connection as well as speakers or headphones to access the 2021 AAPOS Virtual Meeting.

Browser choice is important. Chrome is the recommended and optimal browser for this meeting. Safari and Firefox should also work. Do not use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. Prepare for the meeting by setting your default browser in advance. Click here for instructions how to set Chrome as your default browser.

Check with your IT department to ensure that you do not have any corporate blocks, firewalls, or VPN on your computer that will prevent access.

Periodically refresh the site on your computer! Use refresh shortcuts or use the reload icon next to the site URL.

Young Ophthalmologist, Senior Ophthalmologist, Administrator, International Attendee and two general lounges are available for attendees to interact face-to-face. To do this, you will need to give your browser and the website access to your microphone and camera.

What time zone is used for the virtual meeting?

Times in the program on the virtual platform lobby are displayed in your local time zone, while those listed in the official program book on the AAPOS website are listed in U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings Time.