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Everything ARVO
Congratulations ARVO Fellows of 2009

ARVO honors the first class of members to be awarded the designation ARVO Fellow.

Get those nominations in

Nominate your colleagues for the  2009 Annual Meeting Program Committee and for the 2010 Awards

Hosts needed for visiting researchers

Show a researcher from an emerging economy the ropes at the ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting

Members in the news

Jay Neitz • Susana Marcos • Abbot Clark • John Werner • Elke Luetjen-Drecoll

Advocacy news
Vision researchers to receive six Dept of Defense grants

Grants focus on clinical and translational research

Stimulus package may help rebuild research enterprise

NIH funding could total $3.9 billion

Meetings & events
Register now: Women in Eye and Vision Research luncheon

A luncheon at the ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting launches a new group that aims to help strengthen and further the careers of women in eye and vision research.

Upcoming ARVO events

New workshop: Do  you want to be a chair of ophthalmology? • ARVO/ISIE 7th Annual Meeting: Abstract submission open until February 13 • One-day course: Clinical Trials in Eye Research

Other eye and vision events

AOPT 2009 Meeting  •  Introduction to clinical research course  •  Brain Awareness Week  •  MEACO 2009 Congress  •  12th Annual Vision Research Conference

Research and resources
Research policy updates

Establish your early-investigator status • Changes to NIH peer review • Foreign policy hindering science? • Blogger says NIH can do more to promote diversity • More scientists than jobs?

From the ARVO journals

AMD hinders mobility  •  Even mild glaucoma may impair eye-hand coordination  •  Not just your imagination: Brain perceives actual movement in optical illusions

Research news

From outer space to the eye clinic: New cataract early detection technique  •  A subset of retinal ganglion cells control circadian rhythm

Grant and funding opportunities

Promoting diversity  •  Type 2 Diabetes Genes  •  Graduate Traineeship  •  Integrity in Collaborative Research  • Blepharospasm or Meige's syndrome  •   Biologicial Informatics  •  Molecular Imaging Probes  •  Computational Neuroscience

Award opportunities

Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Travel Grants for the ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting

Useful resources

NIH Biennial report  •  ticTOCs   •  Archives available for RCDC Open Meeting  •  10,000 greatest ophthalmology links collection  •  NIH on Twitter  • Zebrafish GenomeWiki

Key dates: ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting

February 9 — Abstract notifications go out
February 27 — Online Abstract Search and Itinerary Builder launches
March 17 — Housing deadline
April 3 — Advanced registration deadline for childcare


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