2021 EBAA Annual Meeting

Meeting Information

EBAA is once again convening eye banking professionals and corneal surgeons online for the EBAA Annual Meeting, the profession’s premier conference. The virtual event, taking place online June 8-18, allows attendees to learn about the latest innovation, research, and developments in eye banking while connecting with their colleagues from around the US and the world.

Our meeting features a wide range of content of interest to members at all stages of their careers. This includes: engaging keynote speakers, interactive workshops, 20+ hours of educational content, opportunities to earn CEUs and CME, governance meetings, networking opportunities with live entertainment, and some new and exciting components. Educational sessions and networking events will be held June 8-12, with governance meetings on June 15, 17, and 18. Registration options are available for individuals or groups of eye bank staff.

Join us for an experience you will not want to miss!

Featured Speakers

Keynote: Embedding a Culture of Innovation into Everyone’s DNA

Speaker: Duncan Wardle, IDEATE

Wednesday, June 9 at 11 am Eastern
Note: This session will not be recorded. Please plan to attend live.


At a time of constant change, total disruption, and a rise in artificial intelligence, organizations must leverage their most impactful human traits: Creativity, Intuition, Curiosity, & Imagination.

Organizations everywhere often look to Disney – The World’s Most Creative Company – for guidance on how to create a culture of innovation, and provide their organization with the tools needed to leverage their most important asset: their people. As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney for the last decade, Duncan noticed the gap in the market and developed the Design Thinking Innovation Toolkit for making creativity tangible, innovation easy, and the entire process enjoyable.

Attend this animated and interactive session to learn how to embed innovation into your organization.

Keynote: The Needs and Challenges of Using Ocular Tissue and Cells in Cell-Based Therapies

Speaker: Steven Becker, PhD, NEI Office of Regenerative Medicine
Friday, June 11 at 11 am Eastern

Stem cell-derived products have the potential to provide ocular tissue and therapeutic factors to treat a variety of ocular diseases. This talk will highlight NIH-funded regenerative medicine programs and will discuss the implications they may have for vision research and the development of future therapies.

Meeting Highlights

Rockstar Social hour with songdivision

Thursday, June 10 at 5:30 PM Eastern

Join EBAA for a social hour unlike any other, featuring SongDivision. World-class musicians and facilitators, well-versed in organizational culture and team engagement, utilize scientific principles of music to strengthen social bonds and deepen our connection. You won’t want to miss this musical experience with your peers!

Awards reception and networking event

Friday, June 11 at 6 PM Eastern

Although we aren’t together in-person for our annual awards reception, we will still gather virtually to honor Heise Award Recipient, Brian Philippy, as well as our Gift of Sight and Crystal Cornea Recipients. Join EBAA and your peers and colleagues for a night of networking and recognition.

Scientific Symposium

Saturday, June 12 at 10:30 AM Eastern

Be sure to attend this eye banker and physician favorite, presenting the latest research including:

  • Scientific Abstract presentations
  • R. Townley Paton’s Legacy – Mark J. Mannis, MD
  • Launch of the Diabetes Endothelial Keratoplasty Study (DEKS): Impact of Diabetes on Corneal Transplant Success and Endothelial Cell Loss
    – Jonathan Lass, MD
  • Prevention of Fungal Infection following Keratoplasty

Registration Information

EBAA is excited to offer registration options to suit every members. All registration options include the ability to earn CEUs.


Fee Type Early Bird
(Through May 17)
Regular Registration
(Through June 1)
Eye Bankers
Member $250 $350
Non-Member $450 $600
Paton Society Member $150 $200
Non-Paton Society Physician $200 $275
Med Student/Resident/Fellow $50 $75
Group Discounts
Group Pass for 5 $1,000 $1,400
Group Pass for 10 $2,000 $2,800
Group Pass for 15 $3,000 $4,200
Group Pass for 20 $4,000 $5,600


Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. View the opportunities by clicking the button below!


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Mark Your Calendar for the
2022 EBAA Annual Meeting

The 2022 EBAA Annual Meeting will be June 1-4, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland.  We hope to see you there!