November 15 - 18, 2013 · Hilton Riverside · New Orleans, LA

The Premier Event in Eye Care Education

  • ACE 2013 Comes to
    New Orleans

    JCAHPO & ATPO’s 41st Annual Continuing Education (ACE) Program is in New Orleans! This exciting 4-day program will feature a wide variety of lectures, workshops, sub-specialty sessions, and certification exam review sessions.


    Early-Bird Registration Opens!

    Reserve your place at The Premier Event in Eye Care Education and SAVE UP TO $140 when you register today!

  • Technicans Say:

    "It was my first time at the annual conference and I thought it was a great experience! I feel that I have learned a lot that I can share with my coworkers and Doctors to make our practice better. I look forward to attending more in the future!"


  • Program Location

    Hilton Riverside Hotel
    2 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    Registration & Housing will open in July

    Hotel reservations must be made through the AAO Housing Bureau. Housing forms will be available in May.
  • Important Dates

    • June 26 - Housing open to Academy and AAOE members
    • July 10 - Housing open to nonmembers
    • July 8 - August 29: Early-Bird Registration
    • August 30 - October 11: Pre-Registration
    • October 12 - November 14: Registration is closed
    • October 11: Changes/cancellation deadline
    • November 15 - 18: Onsite Registration at the Hilton Riverside
  • Technicans Say:

    "I have been working in this practice and in this type of business for thirty-one years. I can say that I absolutely love the career I have chosen because of JCAHPO and the importance emphasized in CERTIFICATION!"


Welcome to New Orleans!

New Orleans takes center stage as our host city this year and we can't wait to grab a beignet and a café au lait! In 2007, when we last held the ACE program here, we celebrated the rebirth of the city after Hurricane Katrina. This year, we can't wait to take in all that is new and improved around the city and to revisit so many of our favorite unchanged attractions. History, culture, architecture, museums, a  world-class zoo, antique streetcars, old-time riverboats, art galleries and world class restaurants... New Orleans has it all!

ACE Program Bulletin

The complete 2013 Annual Meeting Bulletin has been mailed out. You can download, print, or read the complete 2013 ACE Bulletin here.

Important Dates

  • August 30 - October 11: Pre-Registration
  • October 12 - November 14: Registration is closed
  • October 11: Changes/cancellation deadline
  • November 15 - 18: Onsite Registration at the Hilton Riverside

ACE Mobile App

We have developed a mobile app for the 2013 ACE Program! Access general meeting info, class schedules, faculty lists, maps of New Orleans, and more on your iOS, Android, or other handheld device. Click here for more info.

Pre-Registration Now Open!

Reserve your place at The Premier Event in Eye Care Education and SAVE $70 when you register today! Pre-registration is open from August 30 to October 11.

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Thank you to all of the ACE 2013 sponsors!

  • Advanced Vision Research
  • AKORN
  • ATPO
  • Bausch and Lomb
  • COPS
  • ESSILOR
  • Eye Care and Cure
  • The Eye Group
  • Gulden Ophthalmics
  • Good-Lite
  • HAAG-STREIT USA
  • Icare USA
  • KATPO
  • Lenstec
  • LES
  • LATPO
  • MARCO
  • MOPS
  • NexTech
  • Optovue
  • OPS
  • PeopleSolv
  • Regeneron
  • Tearlab
  • ZEISS