The ARVO Foundation organizes fundraising events that help further the careers of eye researchers. In addition, the Foundation supports several ARVO meetings, events and programs.

ARVO Foundation and Dowling Society Gala Award Ceremony and Dinner
On the eve before the ARVO Annual Meeting, the ARVO Foundation hosts a gala that honors ARVO members who have made great contribution to vision research as well as recognizes donors who show dedication and support of the ARVO and ARVO Foundation mission. This evening amid colleagues is a great start to the ARVO week.

Women in Eye and Vision Research
Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) aims to develop and strengthen the career paths of women scientists.

  • WEAVR Luncheon
    The luncheon is an annual networking event hosted by the ARVO Foundation. Prominent women scientists from around the world are invited as guest speakers to share their experiences. Luncheon attendees have an opportunity to meet new people and network with others in their field.
  • WEAVR Silent Auction
    The silent auction raises funds for travel grants and travel fellowships for women in eye and vision research to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting. Donated items are auctioned off to raise funds for WEAVR; items include artwork, accessories, gift certificates, books and unique items.

ARVO/Alcon Keynote Series
The Keynote Series feature prominent guest speakers to open and close the Annual Meeting.

Breakfast and Pizza with the Experts
These very popular sessions offer informal discussions during breakfast or lunch on a wide range of topics to provide personal guidance, insight and skills to help ARVO Members in Training advance their careers.

Previous Foundation-supported meetings, events and programs

Allergan Education Series
This program included the Clinical Trials Education Series as well as online course modules offering CME.

ARVO/Japanese Ophthalmic Society (JOS) Symposium
The aim of this symposium was to promote international academic exchange on current state-of-the-science developments in vision research and technologies, as well as next-generation modalities for challenging ocular diseases.

ARVO/Pfizer Ophthalmics Research Institute
This one-and-a-half-day conference was an invitation-only meeting designed to bring together scientists from multiple disciplines to identify and discuss new developments in aqueous humor outflow dynamics as it relates to normal and diseased eyes with a focus on the physiological process.

Vision Innovation and Venture Forum
This one-day forum highlighted translational ophthalmic science and the potential commercialization avenues to which the science could lead.