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)

Frances Rucker, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO

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

AP Co-Chair (Pathology)

Vivian Lee, MD

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

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/Oncology)

Vikas Khetan, DO, DNB, FMRF

Section :Anatomy and Pathology
Sankara Nethralaya
Chennai , India
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

BI Chair

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

BI Member

Elena Semina, PhD

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

CL Co-Chair

Alison Abraham, PhD

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

CL Co-Chair

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

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

CO Co-Chair (Basic Scientist)

Vivien Coulson-Thomas, MSc

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

CO Co-Chair (Basic Scientist)

Rajiv Mohan, MD, PhD, FARVO

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

CO Co-Chair (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

CO Member (Basic Scientist)

Sunil Chauhan, DVM, PhD

Section: Cornea
Harvard Medical School
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/02/2021 - 05/09/2024

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

EY Chair

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

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

GL Co-Chair

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 Co-Chair

Yvonne Ou, MD

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

GL Member

Brian Samuels, MD, PhD

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

GL Member

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

IM Chair

Ashok Kumar, PhD

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

LE Chair

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

LE Member

Catherine Cheng, PhD

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

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

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

RE Co-Chair (U.S.)

Glenn Yiu, MD, PhD

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

RE Co-Chair (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 (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.)

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

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

RC Co-Chair

Petr Baranov, MD, PhD

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

RC Co-Chair

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

RC Member

Budd Tucker, PhD

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

Member

Jason Meyer, PhD
PhD

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

VI Chair

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

VI Member

Jessica Morgan, PhD

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

VN Chair

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

VN Member

David Krizaj, PhD

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

GEN Chair

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

GEN Member

Pirro Hysi, MD, PhD

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

LV Chair

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

LV Member

Aurelie Calabrese, PhD

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

MOI Co-Chair

Roxana Ursea, MD

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

MOI Co-Chair

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

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

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