Previous WEAVR Luncheons

The Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) 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.

Eighth Annual WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Seattle, Wash. 

Talk on the topic Beyond Boundaries

 Geeta Geeta K. Vemuganti, DNB, FAMS, MD
Dean of the School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad                         

Seventh Annual WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Denver, Colorado 

Talk on the topic of The Art of Negotiation

 Lilly Marks Photo 


Lilly Marks
Vice President for Health Affairs for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Sixth Annual WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

Panel presentation and discussion on the topic, What's new in mentoring? How to be a good mentor and what to expect of a good mentor.

 Chan-Ling_WEAVR Tailoi Chan-Ling, PhD
Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Neurobiology & Visual Science, National Health & Medical Research Council; Head, Retinal & Developmental Neurobiology Laboratory and Discipline of Anatomy, Bosch Institute, The University of Sydney.
 Craft Cheryl M. Craft, PhD, FARVO
Mary D. Allen Chair in Vision Research, Doheny Eye Institute; Professor, Ophthalmology & Cell & Neurobiology and Director, Postdoctoral Scholars Program, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
 Damore2 Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO
Director of Research and Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Institute; Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology (Pathology), Harvard Medical School
 Rosenbaum2 James T. Rosenbaum, MD
Chief of Ophthalmology and Richard Chenoweth Chair, Legacy Devers Eye Institute; Chief of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, Oregon Health & Science University


Fifth Annual WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Seattle, Wash.

Panel presentation and discussion on the topic of Fostering Women's Careers.

WEAVR Gipson  

Ilene K. Gipson, PhD, FARVO
Ocular surface scholar and senior scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute/ Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

WEAVR Gordon  

Lynn K. Gordon, MD, PhD
Associate dean, Academic Diversity, David Geffen School of Medicine; Professor and Vernon O. Underwood Chair of Ophthalmology, UCLA

WEAVR Jacob  

Jean T. Jacob, PhD
Director of research development, Louisiana State University School of Medicine; Director of research and professor of ophthalmology and Neuroscience, LSU Eye Center; Adjunct professor of biomedical engineering, Tulane University

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Martine J. Jager, MD, PhD, FARVO
Senior medical specialist, Department of Ophthalmology, Leiden University Medical Center; Adjunct scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School


Weilan Ye, PhD
Staff scientist, Molecular Biology Department, Genentech, Inc.



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Fourth Annual WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Guest speaker Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, FARVO


Third Annual WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Guest speaker Martine Jager, MD, PhD, FARVO

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Second Annual WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Guest speaker Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO

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First Annual WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Guest Speaker Adrienne Graves, PhD