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Indian Eye Research Group (ARVO-India)

Background

First established in 1992 as the Indian Eye Research Group, ARVO-India has over 200 members and holds an annual meeting each July. The annual meeting is a platform for exchange of ideas among eye researchers in India and brings together those involved in different areas of basic and clinical eye research. ARVO-India became an international chapter affiliate in April 2011.

Mission

To promote and facilitate eye research in all domains and encourage researchers through active collaborations within India. The aim is to:

  • Promote interactions between eye and vision researchers across India.
  • Facilitate collaborative research activities within ARVO-India.
  • Support young investigators education and professional development.
  • Engage clinicians and scientists from non-ocular research backgrounds in ARVO-India activities.
  • Recognize the work of investigators through an award program.


Membership

  • Membership is open to individuals around the globe who are interested in eye and vision research in India
  • Membership dues: INR 250 (regular membership), INR 10,000 (life membership)


Planned 2018 activities

  • Annual meeting, “With an Eye for the Eye”: two days, July 27 – 29, 2018, Hyderabad, India
  • Pre-conference Research Training workshop: July 27, 2018
  • Travel grant opportunities for young investigators to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting: April 29 – May 3, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., as well as ARVO-India meetings


Contact

ARVO-India supports young Indian investigators

Over 150 delegates representing different eye research organizations across India attended the ARVO-India annual meeting, with 103 presentations, posters and recognition awards. ARVO-India supported 15 members-in-training to travel to this meeting.