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July 20, 2015

atch the TBI session now. Plus, check out the more than 82 presentations from 22 selected ARVO  2015 Annual Meeting sessions.

Diabetic Retinopathy — Battling the global epidemic
Aug. 27 – 28, 2015
NIH Campus, Bethesda, Md.

Register by July 31 to get the biggest savings on fees.


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


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Will you be the next EVP?

Find out more about the responsibilities and experience from Executive Vice President Craig Crosson, PhD, FARVO.
New deadline to apply, nominate: Friday, July 31

ARVO Commercial Relationships Policy gets update

The latest additions help to clarify definitions and commercial interest language in compliance with ACCME standards.

Events & Education
View newly expanded Guide to Scientific Publishing

Plus, ARVO seeks proposals for conference ideas for the eye and vision science community.

Members in the news
Hubel and Wiesel named Golden Goose Awardees

Torsten Wiesel, MD and the late David Hubel, MD were honored for their breakthrough in visual neurophysiology.

Community news
NEI study points to microglia as potential therapeutic target in retinitis pigmentosa

The findings may lead to drug therapy that could slow progression of the blinding eye disorder.

Advocacy & Outreach
21st Century Cures Act passes House

Now the Senate must act to pass the companion legislation, which will provide $8.75 billion in mandatory funding for the National Institutes of Health.

ARVO journals
New deadline: Call for editors-in-chief

Nominate or apply for IOVS, JOV or TVST editor-in-chief position.
Deadline: Friday, July 31

JOV publishes article on visual aftereffect, casuality aftereffect

Recently published IOVS and TVST articles are also highlighted.

Universities seek professors and postdocs

Other openings include a retina specialist and oculoplastic ophthalmologist.

Grants and awards
Funding opportunities

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

Get more information on opportunities with upcoming deadlines: 

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars Program – July 28 deadline
  • Latin American/PAAO Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at UT Southwestern
    Deadline: Aug. 12
  • E. Matilda Zeigler Foundation for the Blind grant opportunities
    LOI deadline: Sept.1
  • Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigator Research Grant
    Deadline: Sept. 2

  • The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists – $30,000 grand prize
    Deadline: Aug. 1
  • Call for Nominations: $40,000 Roger H Johnson Award
    Deadline: Oct. 31
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