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April 16, 2010
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Annual Meeting spotlight
New video tutorial helps you get more out of Abstract Search

The Annual Meeting's Abstract Search and Itinerary Builder is so much more than a search tool. Watch the new video tutorials to see how to make the most of the Annual Meeting.

Silent Auction offers one-of-a-kind treasures

Bestselling author Margaret George donates autographed copy of one of her most popular historical novels; enjoy a condo retreat in Logan, Utah.

Get insights on research funding opportunities from the Department of Defense

Annual Meeting breakfast session: Briefing on Defense-related Vision Research Opportunities.

Members in the news
Helen Keller Foundation honors Claes H. Dohman, MD, PhD

2010 Helen Keller Laureate to be honored during Annual Meeting.

Four ARVO members named to EyeWiki editorial board

The American Academy of Ophthalmology welcomes editors to create content for new online resource for ophthamologists and patients.

Community News
NIH study identifies three genes associated with age-related macular degeneration


  • Small Business Administration increases Innovative Research awards
  • Can pets with naturally occurring eye disease be used in research?
Will 2011 NIH and NEI funding be enough?

Vision research needs more funding: ARVO submits written testimony to Senate and House.

The time to contact Congress about training stipends is now

Show your support! President Obama's proposed budget includes a 6% increase in National Research Service Award training stipends. 

Truce in 10-year battle over European animal welfare directive

New policy expected in July after a decade of debate. 

ARVO Journals
IOVS update

New in May: Point/Counterpoint discussions  •  HRT benefits retinal circulation and nerve fiber layer  •  Inhibitors reverse the effects of toxins present in cigarette smoke on retinal cells

JOV update

Age-related changes in contrast gain  •  Viewpoint changes in moving images  •  Depth of focus from wavefront measurements

Stand out in the crowd: Become a journal editor-in-chief

Earn recognition from the ophthalmic and vision research community as the editor-in-chief for one of ARVO's distinguished journals, IOVS or JOV

New opportunities in eye and vision research

Discover representatives and recruiters at the Annual Meeting! 

Funding opportunities and resources
Grants and awards

ARVO Funding Guide  •  Mirzayan graduate fellowships: Deadline May 1, 2010  •  Helmerich Fellowships  •  Molecular imaging probes  •  Navy postdoc fellowships  •  Hong Kong fellowships  •    NIH small business opportunities   •  Awards: Lighthouse's $30,000 Pisart Vision Award   •   Eye-tracking technology

Useful resources

Explore career options in genetics and genomics  •  Stay informed on animal research issues

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