Annual Meeting Program Committee

Annual Meeting Program Committee

 

Description

The Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC), under the direction of the Executive Vice President, is responsible for the content of the scientific portion of the ARVO Annual Meeting.

 

Composition

The members of each Scientific Section and Cross-sectional Group elect an AMPC member from the lists of current ARVO voting members (Regular, Sustaining, or Life members) each year. The Executive Vice President serves as the Committee Chair. Ordinarily, members of the AMPC serve staggered terms of three or four years, with the most senior member serving as the Section Chair. 

 

Qualifications

In compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) guidelines, AMPC committee members may not be owners or employees of ACCME-defined ineligible companies.

 

Meetings

The AMPC conducts online abstract reviews between mid-December and mid-January each year and then meets at the end of January to plan the current year's Scientific Program. The AMPC also meets at the Annual Meeting to initiate plans for the subsequent year's program and conducts business via ARVOConnect and e-mail and if needed by conference call during the year.

 

Past members

Roster

Chair

J. Mark Petrash, PhD, FARVO

Section: Lens
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Term: 05/20/2022 - 05/31/2027

AP Co-Chair (Anatomy)

Chea-su Kee, BSc, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

AP Co-Chair (Pathology/Oncology)

Vivian Lee, MD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
Scheie Eye Institute University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Pa.
Term: 07/15/2022 - 04/27/2023

AP Member (Pathology/Oncology)

Vikas Khetan, DO, DNB, FMRF

Section :Anatomy and Pathology
Flaum Eye Institute
Rochester , NY
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

AP Member (Anatomy)

Yan Zhang, MD, MS, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley , Calif.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

AP Member (Pathology/Oncology)

Jesse Berry, MD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology
Children's Hospital-Los Angeles
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

AP member (Anatomy sub-section)

Ranjay Ranjay Chakraborty, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
Flinders University, Optometry and Vision Science
Adelaide , Australia
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

AP Member (Pathology sub-section)

Lauren Dalvin, MD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester , Minn.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

BI Chair

Stephanie Hagstrom, PhD

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cleveland Clinic / Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland , Ohio
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

BI Member

Elena Semina, PhD

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee , Wisc.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

BI Member

Robert Hufnagel, MD, PhD, FACMG

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
National Eye Institute
Bethesda , Md.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

CL Co-Chair

Van Lansingh, MD, PhD

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
HelpSeeMe
Weston , Fl.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

CL Co-Chair

Joshua Ehrlich, MD, MPH

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor , Mich.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

CL Member

Alexander Schuster, MD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
Johannes Gutenberg-University
Mainz , Germany
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

CL Member

Gui-shuang Ying, PhD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Penn.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

CL Member

Ching-Yu Cheng, MD, MPH, PhD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Singapore , Singapore
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

CL Member

Caroline Brandl, MD, FEBO

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
University Regensburg
Regensburg , Germany
Term: 11/11/2022 - 05/05/2025

CO Co-Chair (Basic Scientist)

Kyung-Chul Yoon, MD, PhD

Section: Cornea
Chonnam National University Hospital
Gwangju , Korea
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

CO Co-Chair (Clinician Scientist)

Pedram Hamrah, MD, FRCS, FARVO

Section: Cornea
Tufts University Medical Center
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

CO Co-Chair (Clinician Scientist)

Vishal Jhanji, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth

Section: Cornea
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh , Pa.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

CO Member (Clinical Scientist)

Martin Heur, MD, PhD

Section: Cornea
University of Southern California
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

CO Member (Clinical Scientist)

Shizuka Koh, MD, PhD

Section: Cornea
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Osaka , Japan
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

CO Member (Basic-scientist seat)

Danielle Robertson, OD, PhD

Section: Cornea
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Highland Village , Tex.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

CO Member (Basic-scientist seat)

Yan Li, PhD

Section: Cornea
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland , Ore.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

CO Member (Clinician-scientist seat)

Christina Prescott, MD, PhD

Section: Cornea
New York University
New York , N.Y.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

EY Chair

Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, MD, PhD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge , England
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

EY Member

Mervyn Thomas, BSc, PhD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology
University of Leicester
Leicester , England
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

EY Member

Krista Kelly, PhD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology
Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Dallas , Tex.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

GL Co-Chair

Brian Samuels, MD, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham , Al.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

GL Co-Chair

Daniel Sun, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

GL Member

Rebecca Sappington, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem , N.C.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

GL Member

Paloma Liton, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

GL Member

Qi Cui, MD, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
University of Pennsylvania
Yardley , Penn.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

GL Member

Thomas Johnson, III, MD, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore , Md.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

IM Chair

Ashok Kumar, PhD

Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Wayne State University
Detroit , Mich.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2023

IM Member

Anthony St. Leger, PhD

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh , Penn.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

IM Member

Lynn Hassman, MD, PhD

Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis , Missouri
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

LE Chair

Juliet Moncaster, PhD

Section: Lens
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

LE Member

Catherine Cheng, PhD

Section: Lens
Indiana University
Bloomington , Ind.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

LE Member

Xingjun Fan, PhD

Section: Lens
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University
Augusta , Georgia
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

PH Chair

Raghu Krishnamoorthy, PhD

Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth , Tex.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

PH Member

Dorota Stankowska, PhD

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
North Texas Eye Research Institute
Fort Worth , Tex.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

PH Member

Gerhard Garhöfer, PhD

Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna , Austria
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

RE Co-Chair (U.S.)

Catherine Cukras, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
National Eye Institute / National Institutes of Health
Bethesda , Md.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

RE Co-Chair (non-U.S.)

Yuki Morizane, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
Okayama University Medical School
Okayama , Japan
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

RE Co-Chair (non-U.S.)

Lihteh Wu, MD

Section: Retina
Instituto De Cirugia
Miami , Fl.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

RE Member (U.S. seat)

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Nashville , Tenn.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

RE Member (non-U.S.)

Koji Nishiguichi, MD, PhD, FRCOphth

Section: Retina
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Nagoya , Japan
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

RE Member (non-U.S.)

Christian Pruente, MD

Section: Retina
University Eye Clinic-Basil
Binningen , Switzerland
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

RE Member (U.S. seat)

Sun Young Lee, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
USC Roski Eye Institute
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

RE Member (U.S. seat)

Dimitra Skondra, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
The University of Chicago
Chicago , Ill.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

RE Member (non-U.S. seat)

Francisco Rodriguez, MD

Section: Retina
Fundacion Oftalmologica Nacional
Bogota , Colombia
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

RC Co-Chair

Sabine Fuhrmann, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Vanderbilt University
Brentwood , Tenn.
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

RC Co-Chair

Olaf Strauss, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Virchow-Klinikum
Berlin , Germany
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

RC Member

Budd Tucker, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
University of Iowa
Des Moines , Iowa
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

RC Member

Jason Meyer, PhD
PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Indianapolis , Ind.
Term: 07/12/2021 - 05/09/2024

RC Member

Manuela Bartoli, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Augusta University
Augusta , Georgia
Term: 05/05/2022 - 05/05/2025

RC Member

Julia Busik, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Michigan State University
East Lansing , Mich.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

VI Chair

Jos Rozema, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
Antwerp University Hospital
Edegem , Belgium
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

VI Member

Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, PhD, FAAO

Section: Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics
New England College of Optometry
Boston , Mass.
Term: 5/4/2020 - 4/27/2023

VI Member

Jessica Morgan, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Penn.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

VI Member

Brian Vohnsen, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
University College Dublin
Dublin , Ireland
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

VN Chair

Tiffany Schmidt, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
Northwestern University
Morton Grove , Ill.
Term: 5/4/2020 - 4/27/2023

VN Member

David Krizaj, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
University of Utah
Salt Lake City , Utah
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

VN Member

Christophe Ribelayga, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
University of Houston, College of Optometry
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

GEN Chair

Sudha Iyengar, PhD

Section: Genetics Cross-sectional Group
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland , Ohio
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

GEN Member

Pirro Hysi, MD, PhD

Gross-sectional Group: Genetics
King’s College London
London , England
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

GEN Member

Elizabeth Rossin, MD, PhD *RE section

Section: Genetics Cross-sectional Group
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Charlestown , Mass.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

LV Chair

Ruth van Nispen, MA, MSc, PhD

Section: Low Vision Cross-sectional Group
Amsterdam University Medical Center
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

LV Member

Aurelie Calabrese, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Low Vision
Université Côte d’Azu
Valbonne , France
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

LV Member

Vijaya Gothwal, PhD, FAAO, Dip LV

Cross-sectional Group: Low Vision
L V Prasad Eye Institute
Hyderabad , India
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

MOI Co-Chair

Carol Cheung

Section: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging Cross-sectional Group
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

MOI Co-Chair

Yoshiaki Yasuno, PhD

Section: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging Cross-sectional Group
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba Ibaraki , Japan
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

MOI Member

Toco Chui, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
New York , N.Y.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

MOI Member

Michael Pircher, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
Medical University of Vienna,
Vienna , Austria
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

MOI Member

Anthony Kuo, MD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

MOI Member

Robert Zawadzki, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
University of California - Davis
Sacramento , Calif.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/05/2025

Ex Officio

Maureen G. Maguire, PhD, FARVO

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Penn.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2022

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Lancy Cowan, JD, CAE

ARVO
Chief Meetings Officer