Presents the 2023 Eastern Regional Orthoptic Meeting

May 18-20, 2023

Hosting Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital 

Baltimore, Maryland has a long history as an important seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Today, this harbor area offers shops, upscale crab shacks and attractions like the Civil War–era warship the USS Constellation and the National Aquarium, showcasing thousands of marine creatures.

Meeting at a Glance 

Thursday May 18, 2023  1:00-5:00
11:00 AM & 12:00 PM: Shuttle bus from hotel to Hopkins
11:00 AM: Registration
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Meeting
5:30 PM: Shuttle Bus to hotel
6:15 PM: Water taxis to and from social event
6:30 PM -9:30 PM: Social Event (Included in Meeting Registration)
     Dinner, music, and adult beverages at the American Visionary Art Museum
Friday May 19, 2023  8:00-5:00 
7:00 AM & 7:30 AM: Shuttle bus to meeting
7:00 AM: Breakfast
7: 30 AM - 8:30 AM: Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Meeting (Boxed lunch provided)
5:30 PM: Shuttle bus to Hotel
Dinner on your own in Baltimore
Saturday May 20, 2023  8:00-5:00
7:30 AM & 8:00 AM: Shuttle bus to meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration
8:00 AM: Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Eastern Region Business Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Meeting (Boxed lunch provided)
5:00 PM: Adjourn (No shuttle back to hotel)


Registration is closed. Deadline to register is May 1, 2023


Travel and Accommodations

The nearest airport to the Johns Hopkins Hospital is the Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall airport (BWI)
Discounted Hotel rates $179 USD per night at:
*Last Day to Book: Thursday, April 20, 2023

Driving to Baltimore for the AACO Eastern Regional Meeting? 
You can find directions to the Orleans Street parking garage HERE
Take the patient walkway on the second floor of the garage to enter the hospital 
then follow the AACO arrow signs to the Chevy Chase Auditorium on the second 
floor of the Sheik Zayed Tower

Looking for things to do and places to visit in Baltimore? 

Take this virtual tour before you go:

Baltimore Virtual Tour | The Office of Graduate Medical Education at Johns Hopkins Medicine

 Presenter Central

CLICK HERE For more information


Continuing Education Credits

The Eastern Region of the AACO has been approved for 16.5 AOC Core CEC and 0.5 AOC Non-Core CEC for this meeting. 

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Vaccinations are recommended, but not mandatory for this meeting.  

Chance to Win! 

Fresnel Prism & Lens Co. has donated a set of 5 adult trial frames and 2 boxes of Fresnel prism trial rings for a raffle! The equipment has a retail value of $400!

Tickets are $5 each, limit 5


 Sponsors For the 2023 AACO Eastern Regional Meeting



Meeting Organizers

Jana Mattheu [email protected]
Alex Christoff [email protected]