Women in Ophthalmology is pleased to invite you to attend our 2023 Summer Symposium, which will take place at JW MARRIOTT MARCO ISLAND BEACH RESORT IN MARCO ISLAND, FLORIDA, August 24-27, 2023.

The WIO Summer Symposium offers something unique that no other meeting does: A curated meeting for women offering “the best of the best” content in all subjects of importance to women ophthalmologists. Nowhere else will attendees find so many dynamic speakers and specialized educational content in a collegial atmosphere designed specifically for women. This is a must-attend event!



Registration – NOW OPEN!

Attendee registration includes entry to all scientific sessions and our exhibit hall, social events, Live Well sessions, continental breakfasts, break refreshments, and the Gala Awards Dinner. Physician attendees have access to all CME Spotlight Sessions with meals included.

Registration Type
Early Registration (Mar 22 – May 8)

Standard Registration (May 9 – Jul 20)

On-site Registration
Spouse/Personal Guest$225$225$225
  • Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your live meeting registration, a refund of your registration payment, minus a $30 cancellation fee, will be processed through July 20th. No refunds will be processed after July 20th.


Virtual meeting registration will open on May 9th.  Stay tuned for more information!

The WIO 2023 Summer Symposium will again be a “hybrid” event. All live/in-person attendees will have access to our virtual platform during the meeting, and the platform will be available for 60 days after the meeting. If you are unable to attend WIO in-person this year, no problem! Virtual registration will open on May 9th and will include live streams of our main presentations, along with digital posters, Live Well sessions, on-demand bonus content, and our virtual exhibit hall highlighting our amazing industry partners, plus many fun surprises! Both the live and virtual meeting tracks will offer CME credits.

*Virtual attendees will not receive the WIO Swag Bag. WIO Swag Bags will be offered to in-person attendees only, while supplies last.


Attendees are encouraged to register and bring their personal guests and children! The Spouse/Personal Guest registration includes access to the Welcome Reception, Closing Gala Dinner and Awards Reception/Dance Party, all Live Well Sessions, as well as breakfast on Friday and Saturday in the Guest Hospitality Lounge, and breakfast on Sunday morning with the main meeting attendees. Child Registration is available for children 4-12 years old. Further details about programming and pricing will be published in the coming months.


Immerse yourself in sophisticated luxury at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Situated along three miles of pristine private beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, the resort balances relaxation with elevated fun and entertainment on Marco Island. WIO’s housing block at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort will be available when registration opens in March. A reservation link to book your room at the WIO discounted rate is sent in a confirmation email after your registration is processed.

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
400 S. Collier Blvd
Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 394-2511

Housing Rates: $269 + taxes/fees per day.

Hotel Cancellation Policy: Upon early departure, an Early Departure Charge of one night’s room and applicable tax applies. You may cancel your reservation for no charge before 11:59 PM local hotel time 7 days before arrival. Please note that the hotel will assess a fee of full charges for your stay if you cancel after this deadline. If you have made a prepayment, the hotel will retain all or part of your prepayment, or your credit card will be charged.

Skill Labs

We will be offering Skill Labs this year. Registration for our Skill Labs will open closer to the meeting date, and correspondence will be sent to all pre-registered attendees for priority registration. Stay tuned for more details!

Abstracts –  NOW OPEN

Submit Your Poster Abstract Submit Your Surgical Video Abstract

The WIO Summer Symposium is the perfect venue to present your current research projects. Consider submitting an abstract in the areas of original research, patient care, education, or technology. Accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster.

We will also be continuing our Surgical Video Competition for 2023. This is a great opportunity to show off your skills! Accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a video.

Abstract submissions are now open and will be accepted until April 12, 2023.

View more information and Abstract Guidelines here.


WIO is pleased to offer three (3) scholarships for women who are URiM residents in ophthalmology and encourage all that are eligible to apply.

Our definition of URiM is a resident whose racial and ethnic identity is under-represented in the medical profession relative to the general population. This includes those persons who identify as African American and/or Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/American Indian, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, and Mainland Puerto-Rican.

These scholarships include complimentary 2023 Summer Symposium registration and a monetary stipend to apply toward the costs of attending the meeting. Applicants must be WIO members.

Applications are now open and will be accepted until May 3, 2023.

Apply Here