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!


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.

Information regarding registration pricing and deadlines for the 2023 Summer Symposium will be forthcoming.


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 5-12 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

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.

Information about abstract opening and closing dates will be forthcoming.