COVID-19 Disrupts Spring Meeting Events

On the heals of the deferral of large international exhibitions including MIDO and Vision Expo East, a number of industry events have announced cancellations due to rising concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Here is a summary of the event cancellations and event changes:

Updated March 17

The Ontario Association of Optometrists Symposium and Infomart, schedule April 3-5 has been postponed. The AGM and town hall will be conducted as a virtual meeting. See statement here.

The Ontario Opticians Association’s Inside Optics 2020, will continue as a webcast event only. Scheduled Sunday April 19th. View details here.

Vision Expo East – will be rolled into Vision Expo West, regularly scheduled in Las Vegas September 23-26

Transitions Optical GEN 8 City Tour events – Events cancelled including March 16 (Calgary), 23 (Winnipeg) and 30 (Halifax). Read the press release from Transitions Canada.

The American Optometric Association annual meeting, “Optometry’s Meeting”, scheduled June 24-28, have posted a notice confirming that that event is “proceeding as planned”. Updates available here.

ARVO – (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) – May 3-7 in Baltimore Cancelled.

Please review the Optik Events Calendar to see status of upcoming meetings. Attendees and prospective registrants should check with meeting organizers for confirmation of status of events and plan accordingly.

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