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Insight, June 22, 2015

Call for Education Course proposals
Submission deadline: Monday, July 6, 8am U.S. Eastern Time
ARVO’s Professional Development and Education Committee is currently soliciting proposals from members to organize courses to be held the Saturday prior to the ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Learn More.



NEI/FDA Endpoints Workshop — Diabetic Retinopathy
Friday, June 26, 2015,
NIH Campus, Bethesda, Md
Register now.


 

Pan-American Congress
Aug. 5 – 8
Colombia, South America
Booth #2


 

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Clark begins term as ARVO president

Meet the new ARVO president, John I. Clark, PhD, FARVO, plus the new vice presidents, future officers and new trustees.

Call for nominations: EVP and EICs

Learn more about the opportunity to nominate a colleague or apply for the Executive Vice President and Editor-in-Chief postions.
Nomination deadline: July 15

Dear Students and trainees
Megan Capozzi, the outgoing Members-in-Training Trustee, encourages students and trainees to apply for the Board position and gives an insider’s view of what to expect.
Application deadline: July 7, 2015
Events & Education
Semenza to keynote conference on diabetic retinopathy

Attend the Diabetic Retinopathy — Battling the Global Epidemic conference, Aug. 27 – 28, and hear from National Academy of Sciences member Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Did you miss it? Ebola and the eye presentation is online

The closing keynote featuring infectious disease specialist Ian Crozier, MD, who contracted Ebola, and his team of physicians from Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now available for members to view online. 

Members in the news
In rememberance
ARVO is saddened by the passing of Roger Vogel, MD.
Taylor discusses trachoma on national radio program

As the featured guest on Australia's national classic FM station, Hugh Taylor, AD, MD, shares his work to eradicate trachoma in the indigenous population.

Advocacy & outreach
Holland talks uveitis at Congressional Briefing

Gary N. Holland, MD briefed Congressional staffers about the complex inflammatory disease and the need for more research and better treatment.

Members write to Congress: Push for more NIH/NEI Funds

Last week ARVO's U.S. members heeded the call for action and sent 1,500 letters to their Congressional delegations as the House and Senate mark up NIH funding bills

ARVO Journals
IOVS paper reports on new model used to investigate diabetic retinopathy

Plus,

  • JOV article investigates sensitivity to gaze-contingent contrast increments in naturalistic movies. 
  • TVST paper discusses Anti-VEGF treatment strategy for neovascular AMD.
ARVOJobs
NEI seeks fellow for microglial research

Plus, more positions open in the Canada, Hong Kong and the U.S.

Grants
Funding opportunities

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

Get more information on opportuntiies with upcoming deadlines: 

  • 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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