NANOS-AAO Co-Sponsorship for the 2022 AAO Annual Meeting

Posted: 09/22/2021
Category: General News

Dear NANOS members:

As you might know, NANOS and the AAO have been offering co-branded courses at the AAO annual meeting.

The following steps are required for you as a senior instructor for an AAO annual meeting course to receive NANOS co-sponsorship:

1.  Interested NANOS members should send their course outline and topic, titles, and speakers to Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD ( and Peter Quiros, MD ( for review by the NANOS AAO Committee by October 10 of the year prior to the proposed AAO annual meeting. 

2.  The AAO-NANOS committee will then circulate among members for review and to make a final recommendation to the NANOS Board by October 15. 

3.  The NANOS Board will then decide on the results and NANOS will directly contact approved course directors by October 29.

4.  The Member can then submit their course to AAO directly. 

5. NANOS members submitting courses to the AAO annual meeting do NOT have to go through NANOS if they do not wish to have NANOS co-sponsorship and this will not impact the independent AAO selection process. 

6. Preference will be given to NANOS courses which are skills transfer based or reach a large target audience and have a proven track record of success as judged by prior AAO evaluations  

7. Co-sponsorship of courses shall be good for three years. However, if the session proposed was approved by NANOS last year, you must submit a written notification that the content of the course has not materially changed to Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD at If your approval is due for renewal, you need to apply for consideration again and provide a detailed summary of the proposed course (e.g. submit a title, instructors, and summary).

Previously approved co-sponsored courses:

  • Five Neuro-Ophthalmic Signs of Life Threatening Pediatric Disease: Diagnoses not to be Missed - Expiration Date: 2022
  • The Swollen Optic Nerve: A Basic Guide to Evaluation and Management - Expiration Date: 2022
  • A Case-Based Approach to Pseudotumor Cerebri: What To Do and When To Do It! - Expiration Date: 2024
  • Curbside Consultation in Neuro-Ophthalmology - Expiration Date: 2024
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemmas in Neuro-Ophthalmology  - Expiration Date: 2024
  • Diplopia in an Adult: A Guide to Evaluation and Management (The Vertical Diplopia Dilemma, Made Simple) - Expiration Date: 2024
  • Headache: A Pain for the Doctor and the Patient - Expiration Date: 2024
  • Optic Neuritis – What are “NMOSD” and “MOG” and how are they different from MS? What the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Needs to Know - Expiration Date: 2024

Course due for renewal this year:

  • Pediatric Neuro-ophthalmology: Why Children are Not Just Small Adults - Expiration Date: 2021

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD & Peter Quiros, MD
AAO Committee Co-Chairs

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