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September 23, 2016



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ARVO co-sponsors NASEM report on eye health

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recommends strategies to improve eye and vision health and health equity in the U.S.

Events & education
5 more days to submit an abstract

Submit your research for presentation at the ARVO-Asia 2017 meeting, an opportunity to share your findings at the largest conference dedicated to eye and vision research in the Asia-Pacific region.
Abstract submission deadline: Sept. 28 at 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time (Sept. 29, 2016, 1:59pm AEST).

Members in the news
Fletcher's work in low vision recognized by alma mater

Donald Fletcher, MD received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Alberta in honor of his professional achievements.

Community news
Media highlights research on Zika virus in tears

New findings on how Zika can live in the eye and its potential to cause vision loss gained wide mainstream media coverage.

Advocacy update
Emerging vision scientists visit Capitol Hill

ARVO's early career researchers participated in a  two-day program, speaking to legislators and learning about science policy and funding decisions.

Foundation news
Apply, nominate for grants and awards

Fellowships and awards applications are open now through Oct. 31:

  • David L. Epstein Award
  • Genentech AMD Research Fellowships
  • Collaborative Research Fellowships
  • Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Awards
  • Dr. Roger Vogel Award in Pharmaceutical Research
ARVO Journals
VSS abstracts published in JOV


  •  IOVS Research Highlight on Reevaluation of the Retinal Dystrophy Due to Recessive Alleles of RGR With the Discovery of a Cis-Acting Mutation in CDHR1
  • TVST paper, Bioptic Telescope Use and Driving Patterns of Drivers with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Seeking retina, glaucoma and cornea specialists

And you'll find openings for postdocs, faculty and more at institutions throughout the U.S.

Funding opportunities

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

October deadlines: 

  • British Council for Prevention of Blindness Fellowships
  • AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
  • RPB/Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation and RPB/Consumer Technology Association Foundation Innovations in Technology Low Vision Research Award
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