General Information

ACE 2021 Health and Safety Information

As we prepare for ACE, we are committed to keeping your health and safety our top priority. The ACE team is continuing to monitor the situation alongside the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local public health officials, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and our venue the Hilton New Orleans Riverside for guidance on how best to ensure the well-being of all attendees and staff on site at ACE 2021. Please continue to visit this page for ACE 2021 updates.

IJCAHPO is providing additional information from the CDC and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside regarding travel and hotel accommodations.

Important Note: you (all attendees) voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 when attending ACE 2021 meetings and events.

IJCAHPO is working with the Hilton New Orleans Riverside regarding the following changes to the ACE 2021:
  • Meeting room layouts will accommodate social distancing requirements and sanitization protocols.
  • All meeting participants will be required to wear facemasks at all educational sessions and social events.
The ACE team is taking precautions and proactively running contingency scenarios to guarantee we deliver the same high-quality networking, access to variety of educational offerings that you have come to expect. The opening of registration, educational offerings and enhancements to ACE 2021 will be highlighted in future announcements.

ACE 2021 - Save the Date!

IJCAHPO’s 49th Annual Continuing Education (ACE) Program offers flexibility with both on-site and virtual learning opportunities. Mark your calendar!

On-Site Program in New Orleans at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside—November 12-14, 2021

  • Streamlined program with over 32 new courses
  • Harold A. Stein, MD Lecture featuring Dr. James Chodosh on COVID-19 and the Eye: Alternative Facts
  • Capstone Lectures – featuring key innovations in ophthalmology
  • 5 Sub-Specialty Sessions
  • Certification Exam Prep Courses

Virtual On-Demand Program—October 28 - November 21, 2021 

  • Select from over 50 new and returning favorite courses 
  • Take courses at your own pace with no quizzes

Additional Virtual Add-Ons

  • View the live broadcast of the Capstone Lectures, Practice Management Sub-Specialty Session, and Harold A. Stein, MD Lecture
  • Learn new skills and perfect your technique with Demonstration Labs
Watch Our Website! No traditional ACE Bulletins will be mailed! Instead, we will post an online program brochure highlighting the November education on-site and virtual programs. Registration will open after August 1, 2021. The full ACE program and updates will be listed on the ACE website starting in August.

Program Location

Courses for Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) will be held at the:
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Hotel reservations must be made through the AAO Housing Bureau. Housing for Allied Ophthalmic personnel open on July 7, 2021. See for details.

IJCAHPO Mobile App Available in October

Don’t miss out! Stay informed with access to all of the latest ACE conference information. 


  • View your custom conference schedule
  • Interactive hotel map
  • Conference news, alerts and updates
  • Course descriptions and handouts
  • Faculty listing
  • Access IJCAHPO’s social media page
  • Sponsor Listings
IJCAHPO does not provide WIFI access within the hotel.

IJCAHPO Exhibitors at Hilton New Orleans Riverside

IJCAHPO hosts a variety of exhibitors during the ACE program. Visit the exhibits on Friday and Saturday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm in Grand Salon D.

ACE Mobile App


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