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 Co-chair (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 Co-chair (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

AP Member (Anatomy)

Frances Rucker, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
New England College of Optometry
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/02/2022

AP Member (Anatomy)

Chea-su Kee, BSc, PhD

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

AP Member (Pathology)

Vivian Lee, MD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Penn.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

AP Member (Pathology/Oncology)

Vikas Khetan, DO, DNB, FMRF

Section :Anatomy and Pathology
Sankara Nethralaya
Chennai , India
Term: 05/04/2020 - 04/27/2023

BI Chair

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

BI Member

Carlo Rivolta, PhD

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Basel
Mittlere Strasse 91 , Switzerland
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

BI Member

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

CL Co-chair

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

CL Co-chair

Robert Finger, PhD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
University of Bonn
Bonn , Germany
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

CL Member

Alison Abraham, PhD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore , Md.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

CL Member

Tiarnan Keenan, MD, PhD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
National Eye Institute
Bethesda , Md.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

CL Member

Van Lansingh, MD, PhD

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

CL Member

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

CO Co-chair (Basic Scientist)

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

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

CO Co-chair (Clinical Scientist)

Anat Galor, MD

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

CO Co-chair (Clinical Scientist)

Takefumi Yamaguchi, MD

Section: Cornea
Tokyo Dental College
Chiba , Japan
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

CO Member (Basic Scientist)

Vivien Coulson-Thomas, MSc

Section: Cornea
University of Houston
Houston , Texas
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

CO Member (Basic Scientist)

Rajiv Mohan, MD, PhD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia , MO
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

CO Member (Clinical Scientist)

Matilda Chan, MD, PhD

Section: Cornea
University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco , Calif.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

CO Member (Basic Scientist)

Kyung-Chul Yoon, MD, PhD

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

CO Member (Clinician Scientist)

Pedram Hamrah, MD, FRCS, FARVO

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

CO Member (Clinician Scientist)

Vishal Jhanji, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth

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

EY Chair

Jingyun Wang, PhD

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

EY Member

Fatema Ghasia, MD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology
Washington University - Saint Louis
Chagrin Falls , Ohio
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

EY Member

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

GL Co-chair

Ross C. Ethier, PhD, FARVO

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

GL Co-chair

Hani Levkovitch-Verbin, MPA, MD

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

GL Member

Abbot (Abe) Clark, PhD, FARVO

Section: Glaucoma
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth , Texas
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

GL Member

Yvonne Ou, MD

Section: Glaucoma
University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco , CA
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Brian Samuels, MD, PhD

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

Daniel Sun, PhD

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

IM Chair

Daniel R. Saban, PhD

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

IM Member

Ashok Kumar, PhD

Section: Immunology & Microbiology
Wayne State University
Detroit , Mich.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

IM Member (Clinician scientist)

Nida Sen, MD, MHSc

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

LE Chair

Vasanth Rao, PhD

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

LE Member

Julie Lim, PhD

Section: Lens
University of Auckland
Auckland , New Zealand
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

LE Member

Juliet Moncaster, PhD

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

PH Chair

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

PH Member

Raghu Krishnamoorthy, PhD

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

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

Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, MD, FARVO

Section: Retina
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna , Austria
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

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

Akitaka Tsujikawa, MD

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

RE Member (U.S.)

Glenn Yiu, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
UC Davis
Davis , Calif.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

RE Member (U.S.)

Nadia Waheed, MD

Section: Retina
New England Eye Center
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

RE Member (non-U.S.)

Stela Vujosevic, MD, PhD, FEBO

Section: Retina
University Hospital Maggiore della Carita
Novara , Italy
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

RE Member (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 Member (non-U.S.)

Yuki Morizane, MD, PhD

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

RE Member (non-U.S.)

Lihteh Wu, MD

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

RC Co-chair

Neena B. Haider, PhD

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

RC Co-chair

Brian D. Perkins, PhD

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

RC Member

Petr Baranov, MD, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

RC Member

Yan Chen, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston , Texas
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Sabine Fuhrmann, PhD

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

RC Member

Olaf Strauss, PhD, FARVO

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

VI Chair

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

Andrew Carkeet, MS, PhD

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

VI Member

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

VN Chair

Erika D. Eggers, PhD

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

VN Member

Steven DeVries, MD, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
Northwestern University
Chicago , Ill.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

VN Member

Tiffany Schmidt, PhD

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

GEN Chair

Susanne Roosing, PhD

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

GEN Member

Alice Davidson, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Genetics
University College of London
London , England
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

GEN Member

Sudha Iyengar, PhD

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

LV Chair

Walter Wittich, PhD, FAAO, CLVT

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

LV Member

Alexander Black, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Low Vision
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane , Australia
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

LV Member

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

MOI Co-chair

Kevin Chan, PhD

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

MOI Co-chair

Richard Rosen, MD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
New York , NY
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

MOI Member

Roxana Ursea, MD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
Veteran Administration Healthcare Services
Tucson , Ariz.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

MOI Member

Marinko Sarunic, PhD

Cross-sectional Group: Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging
Simon Fraser University
British Columbia , Canada
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

MOI Member

Carol Cheung

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

MOI Member

Yoshiaki Yasuno, PhD

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

Ex Officio

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Lancy Cowan, JD, CAE

ARVO
Chief Meetings Officer