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Insight May 2009
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Participate in science policy
Comment on NIH draft stem cell research guidelines

Fill out ARVO's quick survey by May 22 to share your views

Conflict of interest and peer review

NIH is making changes to conflict-of-interest regulations and the peer review process

Letter from the President
Bringing people together
Nick Delamere

Reflections on conversation, coffee, the shuttle buses and the scientific program at the 2009 Annual Meeting

Taking you places

Browse dozens of jobs at ARVOJobs  •  Whether you change jobs or schools, let us know if you're moving this summer

Members in the News
Dean Bok receives Foundation Fighting Blindness Gund Award

Also: Miller appointed to Alcon board • Sun chosen as HHMI Early Career Scientist

Advocacy news
Proposed FY2010 funding for NEI increases just 1%
NAEVR urges Congress to support at least a 7% increase
NAEVR at the ARVO Annual Meeting

ARVO leaders ask for NIH/NEI funding increases through NAEVR's Contact Congress desk  •  Standing room only at defense-related vision research session

ARVO meetings and events
Submit your abstract for summer Ocular Drug Delivery conference
SERC 2009: Ocular Drug Delivery: Submit your abstract by May 26! •  ARVO/ISOCB: Submit your abstract  •  CME for ARVO 2009 meeting  •  Thank you from AFER
2010 ARVO Annual Meeting

Hotels reservations open online June 1 •  Call for proposals for May 1, 2010 education courses

Other eye, vision and science events
From webinars to international meetings

NEI 40th anniversary events  •  FASEB: Biology & Chemistry of Vision  •  Aravind certificate course: Community outreach  •  Lab animal research course  •  Eye Bank Association of America  •  World Glaucoma Congress  •  World Stem Cell Summit  •  Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics  •  Conference on Ocular Infections  •  Controversies in Ophthalmology  •  Biology and Pathobiology of the Cornea

Grant and funding opportunities -- including ARRA-funded mechanisms
Promoting diversity, June 5  •  Franklin Award for female geneticists, June 8  •  Ontario Research Fund for Genomics & Life Sciences  •  Academic Research Infrastructure Program  •  Supplemental infrastructure support for ongoing NEI projects (R01)  •  Blepharospasm or Meige's syndrome  •   Research Instrumentation program  •  Biologicial informatics  •  Molecular imaging probes  •  Computational neuroscience
Award opportunities
Pisart Vision Award  •  ARVO Cless Best of the Best   •  2010 Healthy Vision Community Awards
Useful resources

 NEI's online resources for Healthy Vision Month  •  Guide to Ethical Writing  •  Audio file from "Seeing Women" event

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