A key benefit of ARVO membership is the ability to have your say in the association’s leadership by casting your vote in annual elections and nominating or applying for open positions. Please participate if you are a voting member (Regular and Life). Every vote counts!
All current regular members are eligible to vote. You will receive an email from our secure elections vendor Simply Voting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive an email to vote or have any questions.
Committee volunteers — Applications will be accepted Dec. 4 - Jan. 12, 2024
- All members are eligible to apply. Applicants will be notified in mid-March 2024. Learn more
AMPC nominees for 2024 elections — Nominations will be accepted Dec. 11 - Feb. 16, 2024
- Under the direction of the ARVO Executive Vice President, the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) selects the content for the scientific portion of the ARVO Annual Meeting. AMPC members serve a three- or four-year term and chair their AMPC section or group in the final year of service. NOTE: AMPC committee members may not be owners or employees of ACCME-defined ineligible companies. If you are an ARVO voting member in good standing, you should receive an email with your electronic proxy to cast your vote. Learn more
AMPC 2024 elections — Voting will be open March 11 - May 5, 2024
Board of Trustees nominations/elections
Comprised of elected members from ARVO's Scientific Sections, the Board of Trustees sets the strategic direction for ARVO and has the final responsibility and authority for all actions and policies that are recommended or adopted by standing and special committees, advisory councils and representatives to professional and governmental organizations, agents and employees. Trustees serve five-year terms. If you are an ARVO voting member in good standing, you should receive an email with your electronic proxy to cast your vote. Learn more
Physiology/Pharmacology (PH) and Retina (RE) Trustee nominations — Nominations will be accepted Dec. 11 - Feb. 16, 2024
- The two nominees in each section with the highest number of votes in the 2024 election become Trustee candidates in the 2025 election, which occurs in the months preceding the 2024 Annual Meeting. The Trustee candidates will be announced in May 2024 during the Annual Meeting. Learn more
Immunology/Microbiology (IM), Retinal Cell Biology (RC) and Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics (VI) Trustee elections — Voting will be open March 11 - May 5, 2024
- Trustee-elect terms are 2024-2029
Cornea (CO), Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia (EY), and Lens (LE) will stand for election by the Board to become the 2024 President-elect and 2024 Vice President-elect, respectively. Both terms start at the close of the 2025 Annual Meeting. Presidential elections will take place on-site/in-person at the Spring board meeting on May 4, 2024, in Seattle, Wash.
At-Large Members-in-Training Trustee
An ex officio non-voting position, the At-Large Members-in-Training Trustee position is a two-year term that begins with the ARVO Board of Trustees meeting in the Fall. The current MIT Board Member, Maria Cabrera-Aguas, began her term with the 2023 ARVO Fall Board Meeting and will conclude her term at the 2025 Fall Board Meeting. The next MIT Board member will be appointed from October 2025 - October 2027. Learn more