2017 Women in Eye and Vision Research Luncheon

May 09, 2017 Baltimore, Maryland

Women in Eye and Vision Research Luncheon

The annual Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon, a fundraising event for the ARVO Foundation, takes place on the Tuesday of the ARVO Annual Meeting. Over 300 attendees enjoy networking together over lunch. Prominent scientists from around the world are invited as guest speakers to share their experiences. While the luncheon program is chosen to support women in eye and vision research, attendees of all genders are welcome to attend. 

Please join us for the Ninth Annual WEAVR Luncheon!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Hilton Baltimore

401 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, Md. 

Luncheon: 1:00 - 2:30pm

Keynote Speaker

 JanineAustinClayton
Janine Austin Clayton, MD, FARVO
Director, Office of Research on Women's Health
National Institutes of Health

Tickets

Individual tickets may be purchased with Annual Meeting online registration or using this form. Advanced purchase is strongly encouraged. Limited tickets may be available for purchase onsite but are not guaranteed.

Members/non-members
: $65
MITs/non-member trainees: $40
U.S. tax deduction: The tax deductible portion of a member/non-member ticket is $25.

Table Sponsorships
There are two levels of table sponsorship which may be purchased using this form.

Gold Table ($2,500)
Benefits include:

  • 1 VIP table for 10 guests or 10 tickets*
  • Recognition in the printed luncheon program
  • Recognition on luncheon signage
  • Listing on event website with name, logo and link of sponsor’s choosing

Silver Table ($1,000) 
Benefits include: 

  • 1 table for 10 guests or 10 tickets*
  • Recognition in the printed luncheon program
  • Recognition on luncheon signage
  • Name listing on event website

*Table sponsors may choose to have a reserved table or 10 individual tickets with open seating to encourage networking.

U.S. tax deduction: The tax deductible portion of your purchase is $600 per Silver Table and $2,100 per Gold Table.

2017 Table Sponsors

SILVER

Nicolas Bazan, PhD, MD, FARVO and Haydee Bazan, PhD, FARVO
Emily Y. Chew, MD, FARVO and Robert P. Murphy, MD
Children's Hospital Ophthalmology Foundation
Kellogg Eye Center
Mass Eye and Ear (4 tables)
North Texas Eye Research Institute
Stella M. Robertson, PhD and James D. Robertson, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Utah Moran Eye Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Upstate Medical University
Wills Eye Hospital

Event Sponsorships (NEW!) 
The ARVO Foundation is pleased to offer event sponsorships for the first time in Baltimore! Join the ARVO Foundation as an inaugural Visionary, Partner or Benefactor Sponsor. 

Download the sponsorship prospectus 

Questions? 
Please contact the Amanda Johnson, Foundation Manager, at ajohnson@arvo.org

Refund Policy 
A written request must have been received by 5pm U.S. Eastern Time, April 1, 2017, in order to receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after April 1, 2017 for any reason. 

Questions? Please contact Amanda Johnson, Foundation Manager, at ajohnson@arvo.org

2017 WEAVR Luncheon Host Committee  

Sally Atherton, PhD, FARVO

Almira (Ellie) Chabi, MD

Sarah Coupland, MBBS, PhD, FRCPath

Cheryl M. Craft, PhD, FARVO

Patricia D'Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO

Emily Gower, PhD

Kayla Gray

Cynthia Grosskreutz, MD, PhD

Neena Haider, PhD

ME Hartnett, MD, PhD

Jean T. Jacob, PhD

Karen Joos, MD, PhD, FARVO

Renu Kowluru, PhD, FARVO

Jennifer Lim, MD

Amy Lo, PhD

Goldis Malek, PhD

Poonam Mudgil, PhD

Yureeda Qazi, MD

Stella Robertston, PhD

Gail Seigel, PhD, FARVO

Carol Toris, PhD

View photos from the 2016 WEAVR Luncheon