Egyptian Chapter Affiliate

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Egypt Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO-EGYPT)

Background

ARVO-Egypt was founded as a group of the National Eye Hospital (Al Watany) in Cairo, Egypt. ARVO-Egypt’s goal is to promote collaboration among ophthalmologists in clinical and epidemiological ophthalmological research. ARVO-Egypt is designated as an Egyptian scientific community by the Egyptian Organizations Ministry and therefore able to approach academic institutions and universities in Egypt about collaborating. ARVO-Egypt became an international chapter affiliate on January 14, 2013.

Mission

To promote and develop ophthalmic research in Egypt, with focus on training and advocating systemic methodology in vision research.

Membership

  • Membership is open to individuals around the globe who are interested in eye and vision research in Egypt and the Persian Gulf. There are no membership dues.
  • ARVO-Egypt members use an exclusive ARVO-Egypt ARVOConnect community — an online forum for collaboration: Access here.


Planned 2018 activities

  • Annual meeting in conjunction with the Al Watany Eye Hospital and Watany Research and Development Center during the Egyptian Ophthalmology Summit: two-days, Sept. 13, 2018.
  • Foster communication and exchange of ideas between regional eye researchers.
  • Access to online registry forum for regional ophthalmic research projects.
  • Travel grant opportunities for young investigators to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting: April 29 – May 3, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. 


Contact

Samar Moharram, 2018 ARVO-Egypt travel grant recipient

"I am honored to be the winner of the 2018 ARVO-Egypt travel grant, and I am looking forward to attending a fruitful and prestigious ARVO Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii." -- Samar Sherif Moharram, MD, is a senior resident at Al Watany Eye Hospital with a special interest in glaucoma and pediatric ophthalmology research.