International Chapter Affiliate Committee

Committee Status: Ad hoc

Committee Roster
Committee Composition: The ARVO International Chapter Affiliate Committee consists of one representative from each ARVO International Chapter Affiliate, from recommendations put forth by the International Chapter Affiliate and appointed by the ARVO President-elect. The ex-officio (voting) positions of chair-elect, chair, and immediate past chair each carries a one-year term and is filled by the appointed representative from each International Chapter Affiliate in turn, based on a rotation cycle in order of Chapter Affiliate establishment date.

Committee Description: The International Chapter Affiliate Committee recommends policies for establishing new international chapter affiliates as well as strategies for building research collaborations; developing and promoting educational programming with international chapter affiliates; and responding to the interest and needs of eye and vision researchers around the world.

Committee Meetings: The International Affiliate Chapter Committee meets annually in conjunction with the ARVO Annual Meeting and conducts business via ARVOConnect and email and as needed by conference call during the year. The Chapter Affiliates follow a leadership rotation cycle: Currently, the chair position is filled by the representative from ARVO-India and the chair-elect position is filled by the representative from ISVER (Israel). 

Roster:
Chair
Dror Sharon, PhD
Section: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Hadassah-Hebrew Univ Medical Ctr
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/03/2018

Chair Elect
Augusto Paranhos, MD
Section: Glaucoma
Federal Univ of Sao Paulo
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/03/2018

AARVO (Austria) Representative
Herbert A Reitsamer, MD
Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
Paracelsus University Salzburg
Term: 05/05/2011 - 05/03/2018

AIVO (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay) Representative
Jeremias Gaston Galletti, MD PhD
Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Institute of Experimental Medicine
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/03/2018

ARVO-EGYPT (Egypt) Representative
Mohamed El Bahrawy, MD
Section: Clinical & Epidemiologic Research
Watany Research and Development Cntr (WRDC)
Term: 05/05/2015 - 05/03/2018

ARVO-INDIA (India) Representative
Gullapalli N Rao, MD
Section: Cornea
LV Prasad Eye Institute
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/03/2018

ARVO-NED (Netherlands) Representative
Martine J Jager, MD PhD FARVO
Section: Anatomy & Pathology
Leiden University Med Center
Term: 04/01/2015 - 05/03/2018

CARVO (Colombia) Representative
Carlos Medina, MD
Section: Cornea
Sociedad de Cirugia Ocular
Term: 05/08/2014 - 05/03/2018

CCRVO (China) Representative
Ke Yao, M.D.
Section: Lens
Zhejiang University College of Medicine
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/03/2018

HARVO (Hungary) Representative
Illes Kovacs, MD, PhD
Section: Cornea
Semmelweis University
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/03/2018

IT-ARVO (Italy) Representative
Filippo Drago, MD PhD FARVO
Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
University of Catania
Term: 05/08/2014 - 05/03/2018

MARVO (Mexico) Representative
Alejandro Navas, MD MSc
Section: Cornea
Institute of Ophthalmology "Conde de Valenciana"
Term: 02/01/2017 - 05/03/2018

SEE-ARVO (18 South-eastern countries) Representative
Petja Ivanova Vassileva, MD PhD DSci MPH
Section: Cornea
University Eye Hospital ''Prof. Pashev''
Term: 05/08/2014 - 05/03/2018

Trustee Liaison
Andrew D Dick, MD, FARVO
Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Univ of Bristol-Bristol Eye Hosp
Term: 05/08/2014 - 05/09/2019

Ex Officio
Claude F Burgoyne, MD FARVO
Section: Glaucoma
Devers Eye Institute
Term: 06/09/2016 - 05/02/2019

Ex Officio
Emily Y Chew, MD FARVO
Section: Clinical & Epidemiologic Research
National Eye Inst/NIH
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/03/2018

Ex Officio
Steven J Fliesler, PhD FARVO
Section: Retinal Cell Biology
SUNY-Buffalo / VA Med Ctr-Buffalo
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio
Justine R Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO
Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Flinders University
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/05/2022

Ex Officio Executive Director
Iris M Rush, CAE
Section: Anatomy & Pathology
ARVO
Term: -

Staff Committee Liaison
Claire E L Johns, MBA
Section: Glaucoma
ARVO
Term: -

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