2019 EBAA Annual Meeting

Welcome to the EBAA 2019 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 2019 Annual Meeting, taking place, June 5 – 8, 2018, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Innovating with Fresh Vision

Michael Bennett, PhD
Associate Research Professor
Arizona State University


Second Sight: A Comprehensive Approach to Whole Eye Transplantation

Kia M. Washington, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Colorado

Sponsored by Alabama Eye Bank

Media Training Intensive: Proven Tips and Techniques for Success
(Additional fee applies)

This special add-on session, taking place on Wednesday, June 5, at 8:30 am, has undergone some updates and we are excited to share them with you!

Join us for this 3 hour session for a unique professional development opportunity featuring Jennifer Kaplan, President and CEO of Evolve pr and marketing, Rick DeBruhl, former news and ESPN reporter and Nico Santos, former reporter and current Media Relations Coordinator for Donor Network of Arizona. These experienced communications and media professionals will provide attendees with tools for establishing and maintain relationships with the media, tips on communicating in a crisis, and how to share stories with your local community.

The dynamic workshop and unique professional development opportunity will include interactive breakouts on how to pitch a story to the local media, how to write a press release, and how to conduct an interview. Learn from the pros and add this session to your meeting registration today! (Note: If you are already registered for the Annual Meeting, register for this session here.

Thursday Night Social: A Wild West Evening in Copper Canyon
(Additional fee applies)

Join EBAA for a fun evening under the stars at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ Western town, Copper Canyon. The event will take place on Thursday, June 6, at 7:00 pm onsite at the hotel. Tickets to this event will include dinner, beverages, western-themed ambiance and activities, and opportunities for networking and socializing. All attendees are encouraged to attend. We hope you will join us for a fun and memorable evening with your colleagues in the Wild West!

Event Features:

  • Dinner
  • Open bar (beer/wine)
  • Entry to Copper Canyon – the local western town located on the hotel’s property
  • A memorable evening with eye bankers and corneal surgeons

Don’t miss out on what will be the talk of the town on Friday morning; register for this event with your Annual Meeting registration!


Airline Tickets
Attendees to the 2019 Annual Meeting will receive a 5% discount on published air fares into Phoenix from American Airlines. The discount can be booked on-line at www.aa.com for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge, allow at least 1 business hour for AA.com loading.  Use Authorization Number 9369ET as the AA.com Promotion Code.  May not apply to some contracts.

Car Rentals
Contact Avis 1-800-331-1600 (refer to AWD# B136001) or Budget at 1-800-842-5628 refer to (BCD# U001650) to reserve your car at a discounted rate.  Or, log on to www.avis.com/aagroups or  www.budget.com/aagroups.  If calling from outside the US, please call 1-918-624-4301.


Sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor registration have now ended.


Remember to follow EBAA on Facebook and Twitter and use the hashtag #EBAA2019. We’ll be posting information about lectures, workshops and spotlight sessions to keep you up to date on the meeting.

Mark Your Calendar for the 2020 EBAA Annual Meeting

The 2020 EBAA Annual Meeting will take place June 17 – 20, 2020, at the The Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas.  We hope to see you there!