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August 9, 2016

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 of interest to vision researchers scheduled around the world. And add your own to the list of conferences.

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Have you or one of your colleagues recently gotten an award, notable recognition or distinguished appointment? We would like to include these achievements in the Members in the news section of Insight. Email the details to comms@arvo.org.

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Scientific Image Contest: Share your work

Enter your best image in the ARVOConnect Scientific Image Contest and help ARVO promote vision research.
Submission deadline: Sept. 30

Members in the news
Eggers earns NSF CAREER Award for retina research

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $900,000 research grant that honors junior faculty to Erika Eggers, PhD.

In remembrance

The vision community remembers Barrett Haik, MD, PhD.

Events & education
Attend the NEI/FDA Endpoints Workshop

Discover the newest clinical data on AMD and inherited retinal diseases at this one-day meeting, being held Nov. 9 in Bethesda, Md.

Submit your abstract for ARVO-Asia 2017

Plus students and postdocs can apply for travel grants to attend the meeting being held in Brisbane, Australia, Feb. 5 – 8.
Abstract submission deadline: Sept. 20

Advocacy update
JAMA publishes paper on Americans attitudes about eye health

Based on a previously released AEVR survey, the paper reports on the public's fears of blindness more than other diseases.

ARVO Journals
JOV article highlights new method to measure masking of the saccadic smear

Other papers include

  • IOVS: The Effects of the Relative Strength of Simultaneous Competing Defocus Signals on Emmetropization in Infant Rhesus Monkeys 
  • TVST: Choroidal Vascularity Index in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease: An EDI-OCT Derived Tool for Monitoring Disease Progression
NEI seeks biologist for ocular gene therapy

And find more openings at institutions across the U.S.

Funding opportunities

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

  • Lasker Clinical Research Scholars
  • Award Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships
  • International Council of Ophthalmology Three-Month Fellowships

Call for nominations: $500,000 Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research
Nomination deadline: Sept. 30


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