2022 SUMMER SYMPOSIUM

 

2022 SUMMER SYMPOSIUM – LIVE MEETING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Women in Ophthalmology is pleased to invite you to attend our 2022 Summer Symposium, which will take place at PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA IN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, August 25-28, 2022.

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!

Virtual meeting registration will open in June. Stay tuned for more information!

PRELIMINARY LIVE PROGRAM LIVE MEETING REGISTRATION

 Portola Hotel & Spa

LIVE MEETING 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.

LIVE MEETING REGISTRATION

 

Registration TypeEarly Registration (Mar 16 – May 5)Standard Registration (May 6 – Jul 20)On-Site Registration
Member$375$425$525
Non-Member$475$525$625
Spouse/Personal Guest$225$225$225
Child Rate$275$275$275
  • 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 TRACK REGISTRATION

Virtual meeting registration will open in June 1st, 2022

The WIO 2022 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 in June 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.

GUEST REGISTRATION

Attendees are encouraged to register and bring their spouses or personal guests! 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.

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

CHILD REGISTRATION

There is something at WIO for the whole family! Child Registration Tickets are available for children 4-12 years old and include access to the Welcome Reception, Closing Gala Dinner, breakfast on Friday and Saturday in the Guest Hospitality Lounge, breakfast on Sunday morning with the main meeting attendees, plus childcare programming during the following times. Snacks and lunch will be provided during the childcare.

DayDateProgram Hours
FridayAugust 269:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SaturdayAugust 279:00 AM – 4:00 PM
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SundayAugust 289:00 AM – 12:00 PM

GALA DINNER

The Saturday Night Gala Dinner will be held at the iconic Monterey Bay Aquarium this year! You’ll see playful sea otters, flashy fishes, and mesmerizing jellies as you stroll through impressive aquarium displays surrounding you while enjoying a locally sustainable dinner. Meet the mysterious and wonderful animals that thrive in the – mostly unexplored – world of the deep sea.

Only those registered as an attendee, guest, or child can attend the Gala event at the aquarium. Attendees have the option of bringing their registered children to the aquarium or utilizing WIO’s childcare services. A WIO badge is required for aquarium entry.

Lodging

Situated on the waterfront overlooking Monterey Bay, The Portola Hotel & Spa is steps away from Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and all that beautiful Monterey has to offer. WIO’s housing block at the Portola Hotel & Spa will be available when registration opens on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. A reservation link to book your room at the WIO discounted rate is sent in a confirmation email after your registration is processed. Only those who register may secure a room in the block, while rooms are still available.

Portola Hotel & Spa
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
(888) 222-5851

  • WIO Room Rate: WIO’s discounted rate at the Portola Hotel & Spa is $249 per night, plus taxes/fees.
  • Hotel Guarantee Policy: Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Your card will not be charged at the time of booking.
  • Hotel Cancellation Policy: Reservation must be cancelled by 4:00 p.m. hotel time 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a 1 night room fee.

The Portola room block is currently full. Please email us at [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. Please note, you must be registered for the WIO meeting to be added to the Portola waitlist. There are several nearby hotels to book your stay at in Monterey. Click the button below to access a list of top recommendations at various price points.

ADDITIONAL HOUSING OPTIONS

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

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.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WIO 2022 SUMMER SYMPOSIUM HAVE NOW CLOSED

STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

The health, safety, and well-being of our members and guests is our highest priority. We will be monitoring the CDC guidelines and travel information on an ongoing basis