CCRVO welcomes new president, sets priorities for 2015

Originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of ARVONews

ARVO International Chapter Affiliate, the Chinese Congress of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (CCRVO), has been re-focused under its new president, Ningli Wang, MD.

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Ningli Wang, MD

CCRVO is part of the Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS), and Wang serves as president of COS. Since 2004, Wang has served as director and chief ophthalmologist of the Beijing Tong’ren Eye Center, one of the two largest Eye Centers in China. He is also director of the Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology.

ARVO Immediate Past President Justine Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO, expressed delight in Wang’s new direction. “CCRVO is incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Wang leading the charge in Sino-American and global collaborations in vision and ophthalmology. Not only does he have stellar credentials, he is a remarkably dedicated volunteer willing to share his time, expertise and leadership.”

CCRVO’s 2015 goals will focus on promoting basic ophthalmology research and broadening interdisciplinary, translational and clinical collaborations. The international affiliate is preparing to host two education symposia in 2015: the first on optic nerve damage and regeneration, during the ARVO Annual Meeting in Denver in May, and the second on stem cell therapies in Shenyang in September.

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