Bay Area Ophthalmology Course (BAOC)

Bay Area Ophthalmology Course


Course Dates: JUNE 24, 2024 – JULY 25, 2024


Registration information:

Registration is open for BAOC 2024

> Early bird registration is available until April 30, 2024

> All registration ends June 20, 2024


Scholarship available!

Apply to the BAOC Diversity Scholarship

> Application deadline is April 1, 2024

What is BAOC?

The Bay Area Ophthalmology Course (formerly the Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology) has been offered to the vision community since 1970, presented by faculty from the four area teaching programs and recognized experts from other institutions.

The course offers intensive instruction in the fundamental sciences underlying ophthalmic practice and research, including ophthalmic pathology, optics, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, pharmacology, orbit and oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, corneal and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and retinal surgery.

Laboratory sessions are offered in pathology, optics, phacoemulsification, and glaucoma. Approximately seven and a half hours of instruction are offered each day, with corresponding handouts. Several evening receptions are included.

The BAOC provides a strong and practical basis for residents in ophthalmology and vision scientists as well as a valuable a review with updates for practicing ophthalmologists. Foreign participants at every level of training are most welcome to attend. 

For more information, visit the BAOC website by clicking the link below