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Calls for proposals

2017 ARVO Education Courses

 Education Course Submission is now closed. Decision notifications will be sent the week of August 1, 2016.

Review the Education Course Proposal Guidelines then Submit a proposal for an ARVO Education Course.

Course proposals may be submitted by any ARVO member and are considered for selection by the Professional Development and Education Committee (PDEC). 

The courses will be held on the Saturday preceding the Annual Meeting and require a separate registration fee. In 2017, the Education Courses will be held on Saturday, May 6, in Baltimore, Maryland.

The proposal should describe an identified educational need that requires in-depth review and discussion, include participant interaction with experts and does not fit within the current annual meeting structure. Topics may be scientific, skills-related, fulfill professional development needs or otherwise be of direct benefit to ARVO members. Topics that are likely to attract 100 or more registrants are highly desired.

In addition to PDEC approval for the course content, the ARVO CME Committee will review all approved courses for CME-eligibility.

Proposals may be for a half-day (8:30am-noon or 1-4:30pm) or full day (8:30am-4:30pm) course. A 15-minute refreshment break is included in the morning and/or afternoon, and a one-hour lunch break is included for full-day courses. Boxed lunches are provided for full day courses. 

The following templates are to be used to submit the proposed course agenda. Please complete them before beginning the online form.

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