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Insight, May 30, 2015

Diabetic Retinopathy - Battling the Global Epidemic Conference
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SOE 2015 Congress
June 6 – 9
Austria, Vienna
Booth #7

Pan-American Congress
Aug. 5 – 8
Colombia, South America
Booth #55

To the supporters — individuals and corporate — of the ARVO Foundation and Dowling Society Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner, thank you for your generous donations. 

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Steinert to be honored by the Cornea Society
Roger F. Steinert, MD will be presented with the Dohlman Award  this fall for his contribution to the field and exemplifying academic excellence.
Events & Education
Register now: Endpoints diabetic retinopathy workshop

Discover the newest clinical data on diabetic retinopathy at NEI/FDA Endpoints Workshop on June 26.

WOC call for abstracts: Deadline is Monday

Take the weekend to complete your abstract for the World  Ophthalmology Congress, Feb. 5 – 9, 2016.
Submissions are due June 1.

View other meetings sponsored around the world on the ARVO Vision Community Calendar.

Everything ARVO
First-time ARVO attendees win Thesis in 3 competition

How can you make your research accessible? View the two winning entries recognized at ARVO 2015 for being the best at summarizing their work for non-specialists.

TBI, myopia and Ebola sessions get high marks

ARVO 2015 attendees share their 30-second takeaways on ARVOConnect. Join the conversation.

Leadership opportunity for students/trainees

Learn more about the opportunity to nominate a colleague or apply for the Members-in-Training Trustee position. The nominations process will begin in June.

Advocacy & outreach
UAB researcher gets visit from Congressional staff

Thomas T. Norton, PhD, of the University of Alabama, shared his myopia research with a Congressional fellow he visited during February's Advocacy Day.

Carr and Anderson testify on research funding

Daniel Carr, PhD, and Robert  Eugene Anderson, PhD, of the Dean McGee Eye Institute were called to testify at a House subcommittee hearing about the importance and far-reaching results of visions research.

Community news
NEI commits $3.8 million to members' Audacious Goals research

Five bold studies by ARVO members are being funded  under the Audacious Goals Initiative, developing new technology to noninvasively image cells of the eye in unprecedented detail

Prevent Blindness holds fourth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Register for this free forum to be held June 17, focused on expected changes in the eye care delivery process.

ARVO Journals
New look, new web platform

The new platform hosts the family of ARVO journals —  IOVS, JOV and TVST — and has many new features, including enhanced search, content and display tools.

Positions open in Switzerland, Canada and U.S.

Employers are seeking postdoc fellows, hospitalist, faculty and more.

Funding opportunities

ARVO Funding Guide is a searchable database with over 200 opportunities listed. 

Get more information on opportuntiies with upcoming deadlines: 

  • BD Biosciences Research Grant – June 1 deadline
  • Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) – June 30 deadline
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars Program – July 28 deadline
  • The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists – Aug. 1 deadline
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