AAO Events

AAO Spring Symposium: The Optometrists’ Role in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

Virtual Event - April 24, 2021


Save the Date! The AAO’s Annual Spring Symposium is on Saturday, April 24th.

We will have a full day of lectures and interactive workshops on concussions and vision therapy management. There are over 200,000 concussion cases annually in Canada. Learn about the fundamental concepts of concussions and treatment approach, interprofessional management approaches, nutrition for concussion management, neuro-visual rehabilitation, and more.

Speakers include:

Dr. France Corriveau, OD, FCOVD – Vision Ability
Dr. Michelle McKenzie, OD, FCOVD – Vice President of Vision Therapy Canada
Dr. Kristel Jefferies, OD, FCOVD

Register Now!

100th Anniversary Celebrations

From the first meeting in 1921, we have grown to be an Association with more than 800 members. There have been many accomplishments over the past 100 years in the optometric industry, and we look forward to celebrating this very special milestone throughout the year.

100 Day Step Challenge

First up, we have a 100 Day Step Challenge! Get your steps in, travel the world with us, and stay active!
AAO members can learn more about the program and how to register by emailing Cynthia at clee@optometrists.ab.ca

100th Anniversary Virtual Cooking Class - April 19
Join us for our 1920s inspired cooking class where we will celebrate the legislation and creation of the Association, 100 years ago! We'll be making chicken a la king and duchess potatoes
To register, email Cynthia at clee@optometrists.ab.ca 

Stay tuned for all of the other events and activities to come!

2021 Conference

Save the Dates! October 28th - 30th


The AAO's 2021 conference will be held on October 28th - 30th in Calgary, AB. This conference is not to be missed, as the AAO celebrates its special milestone 100th anniversary!

More information will be made available here. 

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact AAO Events Coordinator, Cynthia Lee.
Cynthia Lee
clee@optometrists.ab.ca
780-488-7029

Other Events

Milano Eyewear Show - June 5-6-7, 2021 

Transitions Academy 2021 - June 13-16, 2021 - Cancelled

CAO National Congress – 2021 Postponed to July 6-9, 2022

Last October, CAO’s Council considered the feasibility of pursuing Congress in St. John’s in July, 2021 given the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the interests of ensuring the most robust event possible, Council decided to postpone Congress 2021 to July 6-9, 2022  in St. John’s.  Council further decided that although holding the event in 2022 disrupts the traditional hosting of Congress in odd years, it would not change the rotation going forward, and will still pursue Congress in 2023 in Quebec City.