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June 6, 2017

ARVO@PAAO Joint Conference
From research to practice: Management of diabetic retinopathy
Aug. 8,  8:30am - 4:30pm
Lima Peru
Learn more and register for the one-day conference.

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Burgoyne begins as ARVO president

ARVO welcomes new president, Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO, as well as a new vice president, executive vice president, trustees and future officers.

Update on 2017 Members-in-Training Poster Competition
Elvir Becirovic was named a co-winner for the BI Section of the 2017 Members-in-Training (MIT) Poster Competition at the ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting.
Members in the news
Coupland awarded ICO Ophthalmic Pathology Award
ARVO Vice President Sarah Coupland, MBBS, PhD, FRCPath, FARVO, is being recognized for her outstanding research in ophthalmic pathology by the International Council of Ophthalmology.
Rao receives Young Physician-Scientist Award
Rajesh C. Rao, MD, was presented with the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s Young Physician-Scientist Award for his genetic study of vitreoretinal lymphoma.
Events & education
Call for proposals: Education Courses

Now is the time to submit your proposal for an ARVO Education Course, which will be held on Saturday, April 28, the day preceding the ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting in Honolulu.  
Submission deadline: Monday, July 17

Foundation news
ARVO 2017 attendees contribute over $32,000 to ARVO Foundation
ARVO 2017 attendees responded to the call to match the generous $15,000 gift from Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, PhD, FARVO, and Haydee E. P. Bazan, PhD, FARVO.
“Wide world of ophthalmology” opens to researchers from developing countries
Nine young researchers experienced the ARVO Annual Meeting for the first time, thanks to the Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship.
Advocacy and outreach
NIH cut 22% in proposed 2018 budget

The funding decrease could significantly scale back the indirect costs the National Institutes of Health pays to research institutes.

NIH director testifies at House hearing
Francis Collins, MD, PhD, responds to the Trump Administration's FY 2018 budget while focusing on researchers and patients.
ARVO journals

Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints in Ophthalmic Clinical Research, an IOVS special issue, opened with 13 new papers.


Authors investigate whether illusory shifts in brightness can change color perception in a recently published paper in the JOV special collection on "the dress."


In a new TVST paper, researchers relate balance measures to visual field damage from glaucoma.

Who's hiring?

Employers are seeking postdocs, research associates, pediatric ophthalmologists, an oculoplastic surgeon and more.

Fill your next position
Did you know ARVO members get discounted rates on job postings? And ARVO boosts the exposure of every job listed through social media promotion. 

Grants and awards
Funding opportunities

U.S. Department of Defense Vision Research Program
Pre-proposal submission deadline: July 12
Full application deadline: Oct. 25

Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research
Nomination deadline. Sept. 29
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