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Imaging conference abstract submission deadline extended
New online training modules: Research essentials
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Will new human research policies affect you?
ARVO Foundation
Clayton to present keynote address at WEAVR Luncheon
Researchers from developing countries receive travel awards
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What's happening across the globe?
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What's happening across the globe?

The 5th ARVO-India Conference and the 23rd meeting of the Indian Eye Research Group convened July 30 – 31, 2016, at L V Prasad Eye Institute. The meeting provided a common platform for budding researchers, young scientists, senior scientists and clinicians to interact with each other. The program included a blend of scientific deliberations from almost all major fields of ophthalmic sciences including but not limited to basic science, clinical science, optometry, vision science and community eye health and vision rehabilitation.

During the meeting, K. Dharmalingam, PhD (Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai, India), and M. Joseph Costello, PhD, FARVO (University of North Carolina School of Medicine, USA), were presented the Bireswar Chakrabarti and D. Balasubramanian Oration Awards, respectively.

There were a number of other highlights:

  • Fourteen special talks and about 100 posters presentations
  • Awards of Merit presentations to six best posters in basic and clinical research
  • Four special sessions targeted to young researchers and clinicians -- titled, "Back to Basics" in the area of Genomics, Proteomics, Cell Biology and Ocular Pharmacology, which drew large audiences
  • The new, extended poster sessions, which  allowed for longer discussion times
  • The second edition of the ARVO India quiz (iQUEST 2016) that generated large participation from the attendees


The Israel Society for Vision & Eye Research (ISVER) ARVO Chapter Affiliate will hold its annual meeting in Tel-Aviv, March 11 – 16.

For information on registration, the program-at-a glance and more, visit the ISVER website or email isver.org.il@gmail.com

Alejandro Navas, MD, PhD, FACS, has been named the new president of the Mexico ARVO International Chapter Affiliate, Colegio Nacional de Investigación en Ciencias Visuales (MARVO).

As president, Navas hopes to strengthen communication and engagement within the ophthalmic research community across Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Among his plans are a partnership with universities across the region to invite students to join MARVO and ARVO. In preparation for its major outreach effort, MARVO has created a new arvomexico.org website. The website includes a link for current members to enter MARVO’s member-only online forum on ARVOConnect and join conversations, where each month volunteer ophthalmology fellows will lead discussions on current topics in eye and vision research.

Navas, associate professor of ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology Conde de Valenciana, UNAM received his medical degree from Panamerican University. He completed his ophthalmology residency and fellowship program in Cornea & Refractive Surgery at Institute of Ophthalmology Conde de Valenciana, Mexico City, Mexico. His background also includes a research fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, and a doctoral degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is recipient of the Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and member of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI Level II) of the National Council of Science and Technology. In addition, Navas served as editor-in-chief of Revista Mexicana de Oftalmología and as reviewer of several journals including Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science and Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.


DOPS 2017: Eye on the Future

March 17 – 18,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The Dutch Ophthalmology PhD Students (DOPS), a program of The Netherlands Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO-NED), invites students from ARVO International Chapter Affiliates, as well as ARVO, to attend this two-day meeting. DOPS 2017: Eye on the Future will feature oral and poster presentation sessions, a workshop on filming research and two keynote speakers: B. Jeroen Klevering, MD, PhD, and Dominik Fischer, MD, D.Phil.

ARVO-NED has supported the annual educational meeting for ophthalmology PhD students since 2012. As an official program of ARVO-NED, the goal is to connect PhD students and their research at a national and international level. The program offers the unique opportunity for students to take responsiblity for organizing the entire meeting, from chairing sessions to jurying.

For last-minute registration or more information, email contact@dopsvision.com.   

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