2020 Winter Symposium

February 23 – 26, 2020 | St Regis Hotel, Aspen, Colorado

The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery® welcomes you to the AECOS Winter Symposium. This dynamic conference, evolved from the Dulaney-Aspen Invitational Refractive Symposium which began over 30 years ago, is the legacy AECOS meeting. Convened annually in Aspen, the AECOS Winter Symposium assembles ophthalmologists, scientists, entrepreneurs and industry experts to debate and direct innovation in anterior segment surgery. The AECOS Winter Symposium celebrates a rich history of technology debuts, including laser refractive surgery, femtosecond lasers for LASIK, and laser cataract surgery.

The meeting is always intense with open and interactive discussion. Make plans now to join us and become a part of this important AECOS Winter Symposium.


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Meeting Program

Program Chair:
Stephen G. Slade, MD

Program Committee:
Stephen Brint, MD
Arthur Cummings, MD
Steven Dell, MD
Eric Donnenfeld, MD
Kendall Donaldson, MD
Douglas Koch, MD
Marguerite McDonald, MD
Robert Maloney, MD
John Vukich, MD
Elizabeth Yeu, MD


AECOS has secured discounted room rates at two outstanding properties in Aspen. Reservations must be booked individually according to the policies and procedures listed below. Please read and understand the booking deadlines and cancellation policies as they are slightly different for each property and will be strictly enforced by the respective hotels.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT attempt to contact AECOS or Bryn Mawr Communications requesting assistance with securing your hotel reservation, securing a reservation at the discounted group rate (especially after the cutoff dates published below), or to request a waiver of any cancellation fees. All cancellation policies are contractual terms provided by each hotel property. These and all other reservation questions/issues/concerns must be addressed directly with the Reservations Department at each hotel.

St. Regis Hotel, Aspen

  • Reservation Deadline: January 22, 2020
  • Discounted room rates available on a first come, first served basis.
  • May cancel without penalty up to 45 days from your arrival. All reservations Non-Cancellable within 45 days of arrival; entire stay will be charged for late cancellations/no shows. No exceptions.

Room reservations are available at The St. Regis Aspen at the AECOS discounted group rate of $589/night (plus applicable taxes). This group rate is applicable from Saturday, February 22 – Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Room reservations may be requested prior to and after these dates, however, they are subject to the hotel’s space and rate available at the time of making your reservation as determined by the hotel. The number of rooms at this group rate on the dates set forth above are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Your reservations must be made with the St. Regis Aspen on an individual basis either by calling the St. Regis Aspen directly at (888) 627-7198 and requesting the Reservations Department or by booking through by booking online. You can book your hotel accommodations by clicking HERE. Your reservation must be guaranteed by a 100% prepayment of room and tax, or guaranteed by a major credit card that will be charged in the entire amount of your reservation forty-five (45) days prior to your arrival. Your reservations must be made on or before January 22, 2020 in order to be eligible to receive the discounted group rate (while supply lasts). The St. Regis Aspen will continue to accept room reservations after January 22, 2020, on space and rate available basis, as determined by the Hotel’s Reservations Department.

Cancellations: You will be allowed to cancel your reservation without penalty up to forty-five (45) days prior to your arrival date. All reservations are NON-CANCELLABLE within forty-five (45) days of your arrival date and any cancellations or no-shows within this time will result in the forfeit of the cost of your entire reservation which will be charged to your credit card.

If you have any problems with the registration or reservation process, please contact Kimberly Capaldi at KCapaldi@bmctoday.com.