ARVO Announces New International Regional Meeting Series
First ARVO International meeting scheduled for Pacific Rim in 2020

March 13, 2019

Rockville, Md. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the launch of a new regional meeting series, ARVO International. The meetings, which will be hosted in different global regions such as the Pacific Rim, Europe and Latin America, will connect eye and vision scientists around the world.

The first regional meeting, ARVO International (Pacific Rim), will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, October 15 – 18, 2020. The meeting will feature the latest research and trends in ophthalmology and vision science, targeted to both researchers and clinicians. ARVO International will take place every two or three years.

“ARVO International will offer a new opportunity for researchers and clinicians from various regions of the world to come together for collaboration and innovation around eye and vision science,” said Choun-Ki Joo, MD, PhD, FARVO, and chair of the 2020 ARVO International meeting. “I am honored for this opportunity to be part of ARVO International (Pacific Rim) and look forward to serving as program chair.”

ARVO International will be modeled after the ARVO Annual Meeting and will be developed by a full program committee of well-known scientists and researchers. The program will include abstract submissions as well as a robust selection of lectures, keynotes and other scientific presentations.

Learn more about ARVO International.


The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world. Members include nearly 12,000 eye and vision researchers from over 75 countries. ARVO advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. Learn more at

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