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 members may not be owners or employees of ACCME defined commercial interests

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

Justine R. Smith, MBBS, PhD, FARVO

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
Flinders University
Adelaide , South Australia
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/05/2022

AP Chair (Anatomy)

Alexandra Benavente-Perez, MCOptom, MS, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
SUNY College of Optometry
Brooklyn , N.Y.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

AP Member (Anatomy)

Regan Scott Ashby, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, University of Canberra
Canberra, ACT , Australia
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

AP Member (Anatomy)

Xiaoying Zhu, OD, PhD, MD, MS

Section: Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology
State University of New York College of Optometry
New York , N.Y.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

AP Chair (Pathology/Oncology)

Timothy W. Corson, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis , Ind.
Term: 05/24/2016 - 05/02/2019

AP Member (Pathology/Oncology)

Colleen M. Cebulla, MD, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
The Ohio State University
Columbus , Ohio
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

AP Member (Pathology/Oncology)

Mohamed H. Abdel-Rahman, MD, Phd

Section: Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology
Ohio State University
Dublin , Ohio
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

BI Chair

Luminita I. Paraoan, PhD

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, England , United Kingdom
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

BI Member

Astra Dinculescu, PhD

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Florida
Gainesville , Fla.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

BI Member

Elfride De Baere, MD, PhD

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital
Ghent , Belgium
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

CL Chair

Bonnielin K. Swenor, MPH, PhD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore , Md.
Term: 05/24/2016 - 05/02/2019

CL Member

Ecosse L. Lamoureux, MSc, PhD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
Singapore National Eye Research Institute
, Singapore
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

CL Member

Nicole Ann Carnt, PhD, BOptom

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW
Canterbury, NSW , Australia
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

CO Chair (Basic Scientist)

Audrey M. Bernstein, PhD

Section: Cornea
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse , N.Y.
Term: 05/24/2016 - 05/02/2019

CO Member (Basic Scientist)

Shiva K. Swamynathan, PhD

Section: Cornea
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh , Pa.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

CO Member (Basic Scientist)

Thomas A. Fuchsluger, MD, PhD, FEBO, MSc

Section: Cornea
Friedrich-Alexander-University
Erlangen , Germany
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

CO Chair (Clinical Scientist)

Noriko Koizumi, MD, PhD

Section: Cornea
Doshisha University
Kyotanabe City, Kyoto , Japan
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

CO Member (Clinical Scientist)

Cintia S. De Paiva, MD, PhD

Section: Cornea
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , Texas
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

CO Member (Clinical Scientist)

Anat Galor, MD

Section: Cornea
Bascom Palmer
Miami , Fla.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

EY Co-chair

Donny W. Suh, MD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology
University of Nebraska
Omaha , Neb.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

EY Member

Zia Chaudhuri, FRCS, MS

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology Member
Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi
Delhi , India
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

EY Member

Jingyun Wang

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology
Salus University Pennsylvania
Elkins Park , Pa.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

GL Co-chair

Murray Fingeret

Section: Glaucoma
VA NY Health Care System
Hewlett , N.Y.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

GL Co-chair

Tony Realini, MD, MPH

Section: Glaucoma
WVU Eye Institute
Morgantown , W.Va.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

GL Member

Tatjana C. Jakobs, MD

Section: Glaucoma
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Cambridge , Mass.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

GL Member

M. Francesca Cordeiro, MD, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Imperial College, UCL IOO, Western Eye Hospital
London, England , United Kingdom
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

GL Member

Ross C. Ethier, PhD, FARVO

Section: Glaucoma
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta , Ga.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

IM Chair

Mary E. Marquart, PhD

Section: Immunology & Microbiology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson , Miss.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

IM Member

Richard W. J. Lee, MRCS, MRCOphth, PhD

Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Bristol and Moorfields (NIHR BRC)
London, England , United Kingdom
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

IM Member

Daniel R. Saban, PhD

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

LE Chair

Kevin L. Schey, PhD

Section: Lens
Vanderbilt University
Nashville , Tenn.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

LE Member

Salil Anil Lachke, PhD

Section: Lens
University of Delaware
Newark , Del.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

LE Member

Vasanth Rao, PhD

Section: Lens
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

GL Member

Hani Levkovitch-Verbin, MPA, MD

Section: Glaucoma
Tel-Aviv University
Tel-Hashomer , Israel
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

PH Chair

Claudio Bucolo, PhD, FARVO

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
University of Catania
Catania , Italy
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

PH Member

Haiyan Gong, MD, PhD

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

PH Member

Brian C. Gilger, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, Dipl. ABT, FARVO

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh , N.C.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

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

Netan Choudhry, MD, FRCS(C)

Section: Retina
Vitreous Retina Macula Specialists of Toronto
Etobicoke, Ontario , Canada
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

RE Co-chair (U.S.)

Amani A. Fawzi, MD

Section: Retina
Northwestern University
Chicago , Ill.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

RE Member (non-U.S.)

Mineo Kondo, MD, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retina
Mie University Graduate School of Medicine
Tsu Mie , Japan
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

RE Member (U.S.)

Stephen R. Russell, MD

Section: Retina
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City , Iowa
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

RE Member (U.S.)

Allen C. Clermont, MS

Section: Retina
Harvard University
Cambridge , Mass.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

RE Member (non-U.S.)

Akitaka Tsujikawa, MD

Section: Retina
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto , Japan
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

RC Co-chair

Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School
Cambridge , Mass.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

RC Co-chair

Alan W. Stitt, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Queens University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland , United Kingdom
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

RC Member

James M. Fadool, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Florida State University
Tallahassee , Fla.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

RC Member

Goldis Malek, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

RC Member

Neena B. Haider, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Schepens Eye Research Institute/MEEI
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

RC Member

Brian D. Perkins, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland , Ohio
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

VI Chair

Thomas W. Raasch, OD, PhD, FARVO

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
Ohio State University
Columbus , Ohio
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/02/2019

VI Member

Jennifer J. Hunter, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
University of Rochester
Rochester , N.Y.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/06/2021

VI Member

Lisa A. Ostrin, OD, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
University of Houston College of Optometry
Houston , Texas
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/07/2020

VI Member

Andrew Carkeet, MS, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
School of Optometry, QUT
Kelvin Grove , Australia
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/07/2022

VN Chair

Ulrike Grunert, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
University of Sydney Save Sight Institute
Sydney, NSW , Australia
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

VN Member

Jan J. Kremers, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
University of Erlangen
Nuremberg , Germany
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

VN Member

Erika D. Eggers, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
University of Arizona
Tucson , Arizona
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

GEN Chair

Zi-Bing Jin, MD, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Genetics
Wenzhou Medical University
Wenzhou , China
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

GEN Member

Yutao Liu, MD, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Genetics
Augusta University
Augusta , Ga.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

GEN Member

Susanne Roosing, PhD

Gross-sectional Group: Genetics
Radboud University Medical Center
Nijmegen , Netherlands
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

LV Chair

Joanne M. Wood, BSc, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Low Vision
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Queensland , Australia
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

LV Member

Nicole Ross, OD, MSc

Cross-sectional Group: Low Vision
New England College of Optometry
Arlington , Mass.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

LV Member

Walter Wittich, PhD, FAAO, CLVT

Cross-sectional Group: Low Vision
University of Montreal
Montreal , Canada
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

MOI Chair

Yali Jia, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Portland , Ore.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

MOI Member

Stacey S. Choi, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
The Ohio State University
Columbus , Ohio
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

MOI Member

Kevin Chan, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
New York University
New York , N.Y.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
SUNY-Buffalo / VA Medical Center - Buffalo
Buffalo , N.Y.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO

Section: Glaucoma
Devers Eye Institute
Portland , Ore.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Lancy Cowan, JD, CAE

ARVO
Chief Meetings Officer