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August 14, 2015

Deadline reminders

  • Today, Aug. 14: Last day to register for Diabetic Retinopathy — Battling the Global Epidemic conference and receive a $50 discount off  the onsite fee.
  • Monday, Aug. 31: Claim your CME credits for the 2015 Annual Meeting, Education Courses and Imaging in the Eye Conference.

Watch the opening keynote address, featuring Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association. Plus, check out the more than 82 presentations from 22 selected ARVO 2015 Annual Meeting sessions.


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David Williams receives 2015 Beckman-Argyros Award

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation recognized David Williams, PhD, FARVO, with the $500,000 award for his significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research.

Community news
New $1.2 million RPB grants will address low vision

The new Research to Prevent Blindness initiative will provide two grants: one will target damage to the visual system and the other will develop assistive devices for persons with low vision.

Support Helen Keller for the new $10 bill
The new $10 bill will be the first U.S. note to feature a woman, and it will be the first American paper currency with tactile features to improve access for the visually impaired.
Education & Events
Register for the webcast: Diabetic retinopathy conference
Can't make it to the NIH campus for the Diabetic Retinopathy — Battling the Global Epidemic meeting Aug. 27  28? Find out how you can virtually participate in the two-day conference.
ARVO Journals
IOVS paper studies visual processing in infantile nystagmus

Also included are JOV and TVST noteworthy articles.

Age-related postdoc needed in Switzerland

Plus, you will find postdoc openings for diabetic retinophathy and corneal research in the U.S., as well as other opportunities.

Funding opportunities

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

Get more information on opportunities with upcoming deadlines: 

  • E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind grant opportunities 
    Deadline: Sept. 1
  • Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigator Research Grant
    Deadline: Sept. 2
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships
    Deadline: Sept. 15
  • Call for Nominations: $40,000 Roger H. Johnson Award
    Deadline: Oct. 31
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