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2020 Annual Meeting
Friday, July 10, 2020 8:00 AM EDT to Sunday, July 12, 2020
Category: Annual Meetings

The Annual Meeting Is Going Virtual

Due to the uncertainty and concerns surrounding the SARS-nCoV pandemic, the GSO Executive Committee called an emergent vote of the Council to determine whether the organization should proceed with the planned programs and events. After working hand in hand with the Executive Office to thoroughly review all available options and poll the membership, the GSO Executive Committee determined that it is the correct message and in the best interest of the constituency to switch the 2020 GSO Annual Meeting to a virtual program.
The GSO Executive Office with the support of the Executive Committee worked diligently with The Cloister to renegotiate the 2020 venue contract. The end result was an amicable agreement to cancel the July 2020 dates without penalty.
The GSO Council understands the importance of the educational sessions and continuing medical education credits provided at the Annual Meeting. In the coming weeks additional information will be forwarded highlighting the selected topics and speakers for the GSO Virtual Meeting. 

The Cloister at Sea Island


The Cloister has graciously agreed to allow the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology the flexibility to reschedule the Annual Meeting for a future year at The Cloister to ensure all members have the opportunity to participate. The seventy-year partnership with The Cloister is very significant and GSO supports The Cloister during the difficult times the hotel industry is facing.

Reduced room rates GSO contracted for the 2020 Annual Meeting will be honored by The Cloister with rooms booked by June 8th for GSO members that still desire to vacation at the luxurious property. The following room rates are available to you if you would like to experience The Cloister:

To Make A Reservation at The Cloister Please Call 1-844-412-6881.

Cloister* Room Type and Nightly Rate++

Main Wing Garden View Room  -  $465                                             
Main Wing River View  -  $515
Main Building 1-Bedroom Cloister View Suite  -  $465
Main Building 1-Building Bedroom River View Suite  -  $656
Beach Club Nature View Room  - $465
Beach Club Ocean View Room  -  $565
Inn Guest Room  -  $200  
*The Cloister is defined as The Cloister Main Building & Wing, Cloister Beach Club and Cloister Ocean Residences.
++ $38 Resort Fee, 2.25% Infrastructure Fee, and applicable taxes, currently 7% sales tax/$5 state lodging tax.
If you have any questions please contact the GSO Executive Office or email, Carolyn Jones, GSO Director of Meetings and Events.
GSO looks forward to connecting with you virtually.