2018 NANOS Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting on the Big Island of Hawaii!

**Presenters, exhibitors, staff, members and other attendees at NANOS events should strive to create a professional, collegial, harassment-free environment that is welcoming to all.  Meeting attendees are expected to behave in a courteous, professional, and civilized manner and to respect volunteers, Executive Office staff, convention center/hotel staff, and one another.  Conduct that is unprofessional, offensive, or harassing is unacceptable, in both personal and electronic interactions at all NANOS events. Since NANOS does not have the resources to police conference-related events, formal or informal, NANOS cannot assume responsibility for the actions of any member or event attendee.


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Registration is now available!



*All cancellations occurring before February 1, 2018 are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Written notification of your cancellation is required in order to process your refund.
Registration Pricing Details

Dolphin Quest and Excursions * All excursion registration is final, no refunds, and no onsite registration will be available, with the exception of Dolphin Quest.

While the general excursion registration deadline for the Tuesday afternoon and Friday post meeting has passed, you can still register for Dolphin Quest! We have 2 different options available:

1. Dolphin Encounter -$218.75- This 30-minute Dolphin Encounter program is designed for guests ten (10) years of age and older (guests 10 and younger to be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian 18 years of age or older).  You’ll love this intimate dolphin swim full of your favorite dolphin touch, feed and play activities. Swim alongside dolphins and enjoy above-water and below water views. Each encounter is unique, fun and always extraordinary. You will interact in small groups of no more than 6 guests and your trainer.

2. Encounter Deluxe - $276.04-  This 45-minute Dolphin Encounter Deluxe program is designed for guests five (5) years of age and older.  Looking for a premium dolphin adventure that features maximum togetherness and fun?  You’ll fall in love at first sight with amazing dolphins in this combination shallow and deep-water dolphin swim experience, where touching a dolphin will touch your heart forever.  This intimate swim supreme is full of dolphin touch, feed and play activities. Each encounter is unique, fun and always extraordinary. You will interact in small groups of no more than 6 guests and your trainer.

Space is limited, so book your spot today by emailing Tulia Ferguson at tferguson@dolphinquest.com or call her at 808-647-4774. Her office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM HST.

Hotel Information: The NANOS room block is sold out on most nights.


****Please call 1-800-445-8667 and reference group code "NAN or NAA" Cancellations do occur, and space may open up!****

  • Offsite rooms are available at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.
  • When booking your flight, be sure to select KOA- Kona International Airport.
  • Need a ride to/from the airport? Click here to arrange a shuttle at a discounted rate for NANOS attendees!

Thank you to our 2018 Exhibitors and Supporters!


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Abstract Submission - CLOSED

Abstract submission is now closed. Individual notifications have been sent.

Nominees for the 2018 Best Abstract Awards. Presentation schedule can be viewed here.

Fellow Nominees 

-Jane A. Bailey, MD Smartphone Tests of Visual Acuity, Hyper-acuity, Contrast Sensitivity and Critical Flicker Fusion
-Ruchika Batra, FRCOphth Kayser-Fleischer Ring Detection and Quantification in Wilson’s disease using Optical Coherence Tomography
-Hamish P. Dunn, Dr eFOCUS Phase 2: Comparative Clinical Performance of Smartphone & Traditional Funduscopy
-Eric D. Gaier, MD, PhD Interocular Phase Delay Shifts Visual Cortical Dominance: a Potential New Therapeutic Approach for Amblyopia
-Ali G. Hamedani, MD, MHS Longitudinal analysis of contrast acuity in Friedreich ataxia
-Jonathan A. Micieli, MD Does optic nerve appearance predict visual outcome in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)?
-Evan R. Schloss, MD Venous Sinus Stenting Improves Visual Fields and Cerebrospinal Fluid Opening Pressures in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
-Meagan Seay, DO Mobile Universal Lexicon Evaluation System in MS: A New Visual Test of Rapid Picture Naming
-Lael J. Stander, MD Assessment of a Fully-Automated RAPD Test as a Routine Screening Tool

Resident Nominees 

-Keira A. Markey, Dr Safety and Efficacy of an 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type-1 Inhibitor (AZD4017) in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
-James L. Mitchell, Dr In Vivo Evaluation of Drugs Used to Treat Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
-Bliss Elizabeth O'Bryhim, MD, PhD Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Findings in Pre-Clinical, Biomarker Positive Alzheimer’s Disease
-Rawan Omary, MD Buzzing Sympathetic Nerves: A New Test to Enhance Reflex Pupil Dilation in Suspected Horner Syndrome
-Leanne Stunkel, MD Correlative Image Enhancement: Using Image Processing to Improve Visualization of Optic Neuritis on MRI.
-Marisa G. Tieger, MD Mitochondrial haplogroup V/HV is associated with sequential NAION
-Magdalena A. Wirth, MD Repetitive Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (oVEMP) Stimulation For Myasthenia Gravis: Comparison Of Stimulation Paradigms

Student Nominees

-Omar Akhand, BA The New MULES:  A Sideline-Friendly Test of Rapid Picture Naming for Concussion
-Michael E. Ding, BS  Assessment of Neurocognitive Consequences of Call Duty in Residents Using Saccadic Eye Movements
-Soren Jonzzon, Medical Student Clinical Features of Pediatric Monophasic and Recurrent Idiopathic Optic Neuritis
-Mathew S. Margolis, BS Lumbar Puncture For Diagnosis Of Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome In Typical Patients
-Rachel Nolan, BA Inter-Eye Difference Thresholds for Predicting an Optic Nerve Lesion in in MS: An International Study
-Angela J. Oh, Medical Student Ocular Motor Abnormalities during Saccadic Reading in Different Neuro-Ophthalmic Diseases
-Andrew D. Yousef, Medical Student Eyetracking in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis


Poster Information

Poster Size: Poster boards are 4' high X 8' wide- Posters may be this size or smaller, we recommend all text be readable from 3 feet away.
Room Location: Kohala Ballroom
Stand-by Times for poster presenting on Sunday March 4th: All odd numbered posters will have a stand-by time from 1:15 - 2:00 pm          All even numbered posters will have a stand-by time from 2:00 - 2:45 pm
Stand-by Time for posters presenting on Tuesday, March 6th: All odd numbered posters will have a stand-by time from 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm   All even numbered posters will have a stand-by time from 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

****Poster tear down: Please be sure to remove your poster immediately after your session ends.


We have partnered with Mira, Inc. for poster printing if you would like to use their services. To submit a poster for printing, click here. Your username is your email address (of the submitting author), and your password is your last name, with the first letter capitalized. If you have any technical questions, please email NANOS2018@mirasmart.com  prior to the deadline which will be February 19th. Once complete, you will receive an email proof. Please be sure to keep an eye out for this within 24 hours of your submission!

You will then be able to pick up your poster onsite near the registration desk. Your poster will be marked with the first presenter/submitting author’s name.


NANOS is offering all accepted platform and poster presenters the opportunity to upload an ePoster to maximize attendee viewing for the full duration of the meeting. We strongly encourage all poster presenters to submit an ePoster. The ePosters will be available electronically via any mobile device via the mobile meeting app.


  • As the Presenting Author, it is your responsibility to ensure proper upload of the ePoster(s) files.
  • Each Presenting Author is allowed to upload one PowerPoint or PDF per accepted abstract. You may put multiple slides on one page if you wish. We encourage you to include graphics.
  • All ePosters must be uploaded no later than Friday, February 2, 2018 at 12:00pm CST. No exceptions.

ePoster Upload Instructions: DUE FEBRUARY 2ND at 12:00pm CST

  1. Log into your abstract submission account here.
    1. Make sure to login using the same user name and password used to submit the abstract. If you have forgotten your user name or password, you can use the links on the login page to recover that information.
  2. Once logged in, click on the edit icon to the left of your submission reference number at the bottom of the page under “My Submissions”. You will then be taken into your submission.
  3. Click on “Edit Submission”. You will see the spot to upload your poster here. You can upload your Power Point or PDF (16x9 only, 10MB max) here and then you will be done. If you have any technical questions, click on the Support link at the top right of the page and you can submit your tech support request.

Travel with Delta! 

NANOS is offering a new benefit for all members and their guests! Should you choose to travel with Delta for the 2018 Annual Meeting, enter the Meeting Event Code: NMRFV when booking your flight on www.delta.com and you will receive up to a 10% discount. This code is good for travel between February 26, 2018 and March 13, 2018. 

HOW DOES IT WORK? To receive your discount, follow these simple instructions: 

  1. Go to www.delta.com
  2. Click "Book a Flight"
  3. Click on "Advance Search" under the "Find Flights'" button
  4. Enter NMRFV in the "Meeting Event Code" box provided 

Having difficulties booking with a code online? Reservations and ticketing is also available by calling the Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 1-800-328-1111.