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.


Whole Eye Transplantation: From Experimental Model to Clinical Reality

Kia M. Washington, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Colorado

Details are to come.

EBAA Scientific Symposium: Call for Abstracts
Submission Deadline: February 20

EBAA is accepting scientific abstracts for presentation consideration at the EBAA Scientific Symposium.The event will take place on Saturday, June 8, during the 2019 EBAA Annual Meeting.

Each year, physicians and eye bankers present their latest research, findings, and innovations during the highly anticipated half-day event. If you have been working on research in the areas of corneal transplantation, recovery, preparation, preservation, evaluation, or processing, we encourage you to submit an abstract for consideration.

Note: A travel grant opportunity is available for medical students, residents and corneal fellows whose papers are accepted for presentation.

To submit, an abstract click here.

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

Does the idea of working with reporters make you uneasy? Are unsure of what stories from your eye bank are newsworthy and how to get them told? Well you’re not alone.

Join your colleagues for this three-hour ticketed event on Wednesday, June 5, to gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with reporters in your community
  • Identify story ideas that gain attention
  • Confidently give an interview
  • Share information about the importance of eye donation and sight restoration

This session involves audience participation, as we discuss story ideas, practice interviewing, test our ability to stay on message, and much more. Be ready for a high-energy workshop that will prepare you for future media interviews.

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!


EBAA has reserved a block of rooms at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess at the special meeting rate of $209/night. Hotel registration link will be included in your confirmation email once you register to attend the meeting.


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 are available. For more information or to become a sponsor, please visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page.


Details on exhibitor opportunities for the 2019 Annual Meeting will be available soon.

patricia aiken o’neill scholarship

Send a deserving staff member to the 2019 Annual Meeting for FREE. The Patricia Aiken O’Neill Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship provides airfare, meeting registration, and lodging (up to $2,000) to allow an eye bank staff member to attend the Annual Meeting. All nominations due March 4. For more information and to nominate a staff member, visit the scholarship page.

purchase a message for the heise award recipient

Join the EBAA in honoring the 2019 Leonard Heise Award Recipient, Mark Soper. EBAA will include congratulatory messages for the Heise Award recipient in the awards program, which will be distributed during the Annual Dinner on June 7. Purchase your message today!


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!