Calls for proposals

2015 ARVO Education Courses

Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Courses are intended to be tutorial in nature and should focus on topics that require in-depth review and discussion, do not fit within the current annual meeting structure, and have not been addressed well in recent years. Topics may be scientific, skills-related, fulfill professional development needs, or otherwise be of direct benefit to ARVO members. 

Some courses are half-day (8:30am – noon or 1 – 4:30pm) while others are all day (8:30am – 4:30pm). A 15-minute refreshment break is included in the morning and/or afternoon, and a one-hour lunch break is included for all-day courses. 

The ARVO Education Courses are separate from the ARVO Annual Meeting and are programmed separately from Annual Meeting sessions. They also require separate registration fees. Courses do not automatically qualify for CME. In addition to PDEC approval for the course content, the ARVO CME Committee will be review all requests for CME-eligibility. 

    Areas of Priority Interest

    All proposals will be equally considered. In addition, PDEC is especially looking to address the following educational needs/topic areas with one or more education courses in 2015: 

    • Writing effective grants, with specific attention toward NIH R01, career development (K), fellowship (F), and SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program) mechanisms, as well as private foundations
    • Translation of technologies: intellectual property rights and patenting, and the process for commercializing your discovery

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