Women in Ophthalmology is pleased to invite you to attend our 2024 Summer Symposium, which will take place at THE OMNI LA COSTA RESORT & SPA IN CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA ON AUGUST 22-25, 2024.

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!


Join us for the WIO 2024 Summer Symposium from August 22nd – August 25th, 2024 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California! Stay tuned for more information.




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 TypeEarly Registration (Mar 20 – May 9)Standard Registration (May 10 – Jul 25)On-Site Registration
Spouse/Personal Guest$275$275$275
Child Rate$275$275N/A

Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your meeting registration, a refund of your registration payment, minus a $30 cancellation fee, will be processed through July 25th. No refunds will be processed after July 25th.


The WIO 2024 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! Our virtual registration includes 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.

Registration TypeVirtual Registration


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 2-12 years old. Further details about programming and pricing will be published in the coming months.

Please note: Personal guests include spouses, partners, family members, or friends. Ophthalmic professionals or industry members should register as attendees, not as guests.


Tucked inside a Spanish Mission-style property north of San Diego, 400-acre Omni La Costa Resort & Spa welcomes guests with championship golf courses, eight sparkling resort pools, an award-winning spa, and a host of dining options. WIO’s housing block at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa will be available when registration opens in March. A reservation link to book your room at the WIO discounted rate of $289.00 per night, plus taxes and fees, is sent in a confirmation email after your registration is processed.

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 438-9111

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!


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 2024. This is a great opportunity to show off your skills! Accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a video.

Abstract submissions will be accepted from February 15 – April 11, 2024. There will not be an extension to this deadline.

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 2024 Summer Symposium registration and a monetary stipend to apply toward the costs of attending the meeting. Applicants must be current WIO members enrolled in a residency program.

Applications for the 2024 URiM Scholarships have now closed