2022 EBAA Annual Meeting

Welcome to the EBAA 2022 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 2022 Annual Meeting, June 1-4, in Baltimore, Maryland.


Meeting and Registration Information

The Annual Meeting is a favorite among eye bank professionals and corneal surgeons. This four-day event features dynamic workshops, concurrent sessions, and the opportunity to network with other donation and transplantation professionals from around the country.


Registration TypesRegistration FeesHotel InformationTravel InformationBaltimore InfoPolicies

Full Meeting Registration: The entire 2022 Annual Meeting program, including admittance to all educational sessions, the Exhibit Hall, luncheons, continental breakfasts, Exhibit Hall Reception, and one Annual Dinner and Awards Program ticket.

Physician Program Registration: A two-day program (Friday and Saturday) for physicians, featuring admission at the MAB Meeting & Friday sessions, Medical Director Symposium, Scientific Symposium, continental breakfasts, one Physician luncheon ticket, and one Annual Dinner and Awards Program ticket. Please note: If you plan to attend sessions earlier in the week, the Full Meeting registration is required. To qualify for the Resident/Fellow rate, one must be currently active in a residency or corneal fellowship program.

Guest Registration: An option for registrants who want to include their spouse, companion, or friend in the social activities of the EBAA Annual Meeting. The registration includes continental breakfasts, daily refreshment breaks, luncheons, receptions, and one Annual Dinner and Awards Program ticket. Please note: Guest registration is not available to individuals in the eye banking community, and does not include the social event.


Registration Fee Type Through April 20 April 21-June 1 Onsite
Full Meeting
EBAA Member $595 $695 $850
Non-Member $900 $1,050 $1,275
Non-Member CEBT $750 $875 $1000
Physician Program 
Paton Member $450 $525 $650
Non-Paton Member Physician $575 $650 $800
Resident/Fellow (Member) $250 $350 $400
Resident/Fellow (Non-Member) $375 $475 $525
Guest of EBAA Member $300 $375 $375
Guest of Non-Member $350 $425 $425


The Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. The hotel is located at 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

EBAA has secured a room block with the discounted rate of $189/night plus taxes. The deadline to reserve a room in the room block is May 8.


Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport: 10 miles from Baltimore Hilton.

Penn Station (Amtrak): 2.5 miles

Travel Discounts
EBAA is working with various airlines to provide special discounts for individuals traveling to the EBAA Annual Meeting. Please find the specific details for each airline listed below.

United Airlines
United Airlines is offering attendees a discount of 2-10% off flights to and from BWI Airport between May 29 – June 7. To take advantage of the EBAA discount, visit United Airlines and enter the code ZKY7798869 under promotions and certificates during your flight search.

Delta Airlines
Delta Airlines is offering attendees a discount of 2-10% off flights to and from BWI Airport between May 27 – June 9. To take advantage of the EBAA discount, visit Delta Airlines and enter the code NMVLZ under Meeting Event Code during your flight search.

American Airlines
American Airlines is offering attendees a 4% discount off flights to and from BWI, DCA, and IAD between May 28 – June 6. To take advantage of the EBAA discount, visit American Airlines and enter the code 7252EE under Promotions during check out.

Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines is offering a 3% discount off Business Select and Anytime Fares to and from BWI for travel from 5/29/22 through 6/7/22. To take advantage of the EBAA discount, visit Swabiz.com and enter the EBAA company ID (99458590). 

Baltimore Highlights
Baltimore has a lot to offer! Check out Baltimore.org for information about everything there is to see, eat and do in Baltimore, Maryland.  

Charm City Pass
Sign up for and download the FREE Charm City Pass to access discounts at a variety of attractions and museums, including: the National Aquarium, Orioles games, the B&0 Railroad Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, city tours, harbor cruises,  and much more!

BoP Pass
Get your free BoP Pass and learn about Baltimore’s deep African American History and heritage through various cultural and historical sites and attractions.

Safety and Health Information
EBAA is requiring proof of vaccination as well as masking at the event. Please review the  safety and health procedures. You will have the opportunity to upload proof of vaccination during registration, or you can email the proof to Herocia Hawkins, or bring it in person during check-in.

Code of Conduct
EBAA’s Meeting Code of Conduction Policy can be found here.

Special Events

The opportunities below can be added to your meeting registration during checkout for an additional fee.

Leadership workshop

Wednesday, June 1
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Leaders and organizations are navigating technical and adaptive challenges in this ever-changing environment. Yet the most effective leaders are known to be consistently calm and inclusive in their approach. It’s a tall order and yet it’s the new imperative. Let’s explore how to evolve your leadership impact with your staff and teams using techniques, frameworks, and strategies that center around relationship building and the modes of being and doing.

Participants in the workshop will:

  • Learn frameworks for building inclusive relationships
  • Better understand how your presence changes a room
  • Learn tactics and techniques to improve listening, conflict, and capacity
  • Identify goals and map strategies to improve your leadership impact with your staff, teams, or board

Whether you are an executive director or a leader at any level seeking to grow, this interactive and thought-provoking add-on session is for you. Take the lead in your professional development and join us for this special workshop!

Thursday Social: A night at the national aquarium

Thursday, June 2
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dive into an evening of networking and aquatic wonder at the National Aquarium in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Network and reconnect with peers while you enjoy unlimited access to the Blue Wonders Exhibit, a stunning 4 floor exhibit featuring dozens of unique aquatic habitats—from a northern Australian river gorge to an Indo-Pacific reef to a tropical rain forest—all interconnected by the binding force of water. Watch sharks ominously circle and sting rays effortlessly glide as you socialize, snack, sip and stroll through the exhibits.

Event Features:

  • Access to the Blue Wonders Exhibit
  • Dinner including local Baltimore favorites
  • Open bar featuring beer and wine
  • Breathtaking views of Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor

Join your peers for this memorable evening under the sea.  Register for this social event with your Annual Meeting Registration!

Featured Sessions

Wednesday, June 1 at 1 PM
The Inclusive Leader
Speaker: Representative from Ascension Worldwide

The Annual Meeting begins with a kick-off session that is designed to inspire and produce results. An inclusive culture starts with an inclusive leader. A representative from Ascension Worldwide provides leaders at all levels, from CEOs to newly promoted managers and supervisors, the tools they need to be more inclusive. Learn how to use emotional intelligence to master the six inclusive leadership characteristics that impact relationships, mitigate groupthink and foster inclusion across your organization.


Friday, June 3 at 9 AM
The Future of Eye Banking and Corneal Transplantation – A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Bennie H. Jeng, MD
Panelists: Jennifer Li, MD; Mark Greiner, MD; Soledad Cortina, MD; and Brian Philippy, CEBT

Bennie Jeng, MD, leads a panel discussion on the Future of Eye Banking and Corneal Transplantation. Speakers present an overview of the current research that is being conducted on growing endothelial cells and corneal tissue regeneration and discuss the future of keratoplasty and eye banking.  Learn about the current research landscape and what that could mean for the future or eye banking and corneal transplantation.

Thursday, June 2 at 8 AM
Mindset Matters: Cultivate a Growth Mindset for Success
Speaker: Mary Abbajay, Careerstone Group

Creating a successful ‘growth’ mindset is essential for professional, personal, and organizational growth and achievement. Many people get stuck in a fixed mindset, which hinders the ability to learn, grow and perform new actions, which results in distress, frustration and often job dissatisfaction. In this interactive session, Mary Abbajay, author of Managing Up, explores techniques around mindset, brain science and habits, the benefits of mindfulness, and developing a growth mindset to enhance resiliency.


Saturday, June 4 at 8:30 AM
Ex-vivo Expansion of Limbal Stem Cell:  From Bench to Bedside
Speaker: Sophie Deng, MD, PhD, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA

Sophie Deng, MD, PhD, discusses her current research on ex-vivo expansion of limbal stem cells and the potential future use in sight restoration. Dr. Deng presents an overview of her research, highlight the future use of limbal stem cells in corneal therapies and discuss how this research could affect eye banks and transplantation in the future. Learn about the discoveries that have been made and what could be on the horizon.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information


EBAA has a range of sponsorship packages to help communicate the benefits of your product and services to the conference attendees. Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available!



The EBAA Annual Meeting is the ideal venue for companies to promote their products and services to a wide variety of national and international leaders. Register to exhibit at this year’s meeting.


Awards and Scholarship Information

gift of sight award

The Gift of Sight Award is presented to a professional who works closely with the eye banking community and whose efforts have demonstrated significant support of corneal donation.
Nomination Deadline: March 31

heise award messages

Join EBAA in celebrating the 2022 Leonard Heise Award Recipient, Eric Meinecke, as well as the 2021 Heise Award Recipient, Brian Philippy. Purchase a message that will be included in the Awards Dinner Program by April 15.


The Crystal Cornea Award is presented to media organizations, lawmakers, or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing cornea donation.
Nomination Deadline: March 31


The Patricia Aiken-O’Neill Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship providing airfare, meeting registration, and lodging (up to $2,000) to the recipient.



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Mark Your Calendar for the
2023 EBAA Annual Meeting

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