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
Gullapalli N Rao, MD
Section: Cornea
LV Prasad Eye Institute
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/11/2017

Chair Elect
Dror Sharon, PhD
Section: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Hadassah-Hebrew Univ Medical Ctr
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/11/2017

AARVO (Austria) Representative
Herbert A Reitsamer, MD
Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
Paracelsus University Salzburg
Term: 05/08/2014 -

AIVO (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay) Representative
Jose D Luna Pinto, MD
Section: Retina
Ctr Privado de Ojos Romagosa-Fndtn VER
Term: 05/07/2015 -

ARVO-EGYPT (Egypt) Representative
Mohamed El Bahrawy, MD
Section: Clinical & Epidemiologic Research
Watany Research and Development Cntr (WRDC)
Term: 05/05/2016 -

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

BRAVO (Brazil) Representative
Augusto Paranhos, MD
Section: Glaucoma
Federal Univ of Sao Paulo
Term: 09/15/2016 -

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

CCRVO (China) Representative
Ningli Wang, PhD
Section: Glaucoma
Beijing Tongren Eye Center
Term: 05/08/2014 -

HARVO (Hungary) Representative
Janos Nemeth, DSc MD PhD
Section: Cornea
Semmelweis University
Term: 05/08/2014 -

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

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

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 - 05/11/2017

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

Observer
Dina Baddar, MD MSc
Section: Retina
Research Institute of Ophthalmology
Term: 05/08/2014 -

Observer
Claudio Bucolo, PhD
Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
University of Catania
Term: 05/08/2014 -

Observer
Subhabrata Chakrabarti, PhD
Section: Glaucoma
LV Prasad Eye Institute
Term: 05/07/2015 -

Observer
Alejandra De-La-Torre Cifuentes, MD, PhD
Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Universidad del Rosario
Term: 05/07/2015 -

Observer
Alejandra De-La-Torre Cifuentes, MD, PhD
Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Universidad del Rosario
Term: 02/01/2017 -

Observer
Jeremias Gaston Galletti, MD PhD
Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Institute of Experimental Medicine
Term: 05/05/2016 -

Observer
Everardo Hernandez-Quintela, MD
Section: Cornea
Association Para Evitar la Ceguera
Term: 05/05/2016 -

Observer
Jacob Pe'er, MD FARVO
Section: Anatomy & Pathology
Hadassah-Hebrew Univ Med Ctr
Term: 02/10/2015 -

Observer
Nallely Ramos Betancourt
Section: Cornea

Term: 02/01/2017 -

Observer
Omar Salamanca, MD MSc
Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
Clinica de Oftalmologìa de Cali COLOMBIA
Term: 02/01/2017 -

Observer
Falk Schroedl
Section: Anatomy & Pathology
Paracelsus University Salzburg
Term: 12/21/2016 - 05/11/2017

Observer
Givago S Souza
Section: Visual Neuroscience
Universidade Federal do Para
Term: 05/07/2015 -

Observer
Xinyuan Zhang, MD PhD
Section: Retina
Beijing TongRen Hospital
Term: 05/08/2014 -

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 - 05/11/2017

Ex Officio
John I Clark, PhD FARVO
Section: Lens
University of Washington
Term: 05/09/2014 - 05/11/2017

Ex Officio
Craig E Crosson, PhD FARVO
Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
Medical Univ of South Carolina
Term: 05/10/2012 - 05/11/2017

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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