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Insight June 2009

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ARVO eLearning Center offers CME credits

A new portal offers videos from the 2009 Annual Meeting and earlier meetings, Clinical Trials Education Series courses and a free CME tracking system

2009 Annual Meeting survey
What did you think of ARVO 2009?

Let us know by taking a few minutes to complete our online survey.

Members in the news
Koulen chosen for endowed chair at UMKC

ALSO: ARVO members selected for AAO leadership program  •  Chuck appointed chair at Albert Einstein

Advocacy news
US House supports Decade of Vision 2010-2020

House Resolution 366 recognizes NEI's 40th anniversary and supports designating the coming 10 years as the "Decade of Vision."

Reception honors NEI 40th anniversary
More than 200 attendees recognized NEI at a Capitol Hill reception hosted by the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
ARVO members advocate for stem cell research and NIH funding

Members are concerned that NIH draft guidelines do not ensure that existing stem cell lines can be studied with federal funds

WHO member states endorse vison action plan
Plan covers major causes of severe blindness and severe and moderate visual impairment through 2013
ARVO meetings and events
Submit your abstract and register for Portugal Ocular Cell Biology meeting
Plus: SERC 2009: Ocular Drug Delivery: Early registration ends June 26 •  CME for ARVO 2009 meeting  •  Dates to save for upcoming Clinical Trials courses
Taking you places

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

NEI seeks deputy director
The deputy director serves as second in command and principal advisor to the director
From the ARVO journals
“Nature” and “Nurture” Variables Early Predictors of AMD
Assessment model administered with questionnaire and a blood test could be a tool to guide prevention and treatment
Initial representation of individual faces in the right occipito-temporal cortex is holistic

Study adds to knowledge about how complex visual stimuli (such as faces) are categorized in the human brain

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

World Glaucoma Congress  •  Rare Diseases Research   •  Aravind certificate course: Project management  •  World Stem Cell Summit  • Cornea Research Conference  •  NEI 40th anniversary events  •  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
Check ARVO on Facebook and Twitter for funding opportunities  •  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  •  Helmerich Fellowships  •  Inherited Orphan Retinal Degenerative Diseases  •  Promoting diversity   •  Computational neuroscience
Award opportunities
NSF CAREER Program  •  2010 Healthy Vision Community Awards  •  Tillyer Award
Useful resources

World Sight Day resources  •  Eyes available

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