Welcome to Presenter Central

Thank you for your interest in participating as a presenter at the 2023 AACO Eastern Region Meeting in Baltimore, MD.  


Monday March 13 - Deadline Extended!
Deadline for Abstract Submissions

Friday March 24
Notification of abstract acceptance

Monday March 31
Deadline for all speaker forms, consents, and acknowledgments

Monday April 24
Schedule published

Thursday May 18 - Saturday May 20
AACO Eastern Regional Meeting, Baltimore 




Abstract Submission Closed

Please contact the meeting organizers directly if you are interested in presenting at this meeting. 

  • All abstracts must be submitted online through our abstract submission form.  Abstracts will not be considered if submitted in any other manner.
  • Please complete all of the required fields on the online form, and email the required  JCAHPO bio/disclosure form  for all presenters to Alex Christoff [email protected].   Your submission will not be considered until all of the required documents are received.
  • If you have a co-presenter, enter their name(s) on the form.  (Note - each presenter must submit a JCAHPO bio/disclosure form.)
  • If you are proposing a panel discussion, enter all of the names of the panelists.  The presenting author should be the panel leader/moderator.  (Note - all panelists must submit a JCAHPO bio/disclosure form).
  • If you are submitting JCAHPO forms for multiple co-presenters or panel members, please combine them into one file and email them to Alex Christoff [email protected].






IJCAHPO bio/disclosure form (This is a "fillable" PDF file)

  • Be sure to review the JCAHPO "code of conduct" requirements on the form.  All speakers are expected to adhere to these standards.
  • IMPORTANT - When you save the JCAHPO form after completing it, be sure to include your own name in the filename and email it to Alex Christoff  [email protected].


iJCAHPO Disclosure Form



Terms and Conditions for Participation in AACO Events

It is the intent of the American Association of Certified Orthoptists (“AACO” or “the Association”) that all attendees at sponsored conferences and events be able to participate in an environment of respect and fairness. Further, the AACO strives to adhere to all requirements which pertain to continuing education accreditation, as well as applicable regulations and laws. 

The AACO Board of Directors believes that all events sponsored by the organization should be a place where members or other attendees find a welcoming environment that is free of discrimination, abusive behavior, or other conduct which can be considered harassment. Further, the AACO believes all meeting participants should strive to maintain high ethical standards.

The AACO does not condone behavior which can be considered demeaning, discriminatory, derogatory or abusive, nor does AACO have any tolerance for sexual harassment.  This includes speakers and attendees at educational conferences, social events or governance meetings.

Individuals presenting material at an AACO sponsored conference/meeting are expected to maintain a proper sense of decorum appropriate to a professional meeting.  Speakers also must follow the standards set by any accrediting bodies for continuing education credit, including presenting fair, balanced and credible clinical information that is free of commercial bias.  All relevant copyright and patent restrictions and/or disclosures must be followed.

All participants in the AACO 2023 Eastern Regional Meeting must acknowledge the terms and conditions for participants in AACO conferences and events and consent to video/audio recording of their participation in the program. This must be completed by each co-presenter and panel member by January 20, 2023 for your abstract to be considered.   Please use the link below to acknowledge the terms and conditions and submit consent for video recording. 

Acknowledgment of Code of Conduct and Consent to Record


Need help putting together your abstract? Use our abstract template to prepare your abstract before submission. 

 Abstract Template


If you are presenting at the AACO Eastern Regional Meeting, please bring your presentation with you to the meeting. We will load your presentation onto the podium laptop just before your session starts. 



Alex Christoff
Eastern Region Meeting Program Chair
[email protected]


Last Updated on Monday, March 27, 2023 02:31 PM