Commercial Relationships Committee

Commercial Relationships Committee


The Commercial Relationships Committee (CRC) monitors the status of commercial relationships of ARVO members who contribute to the Annual Meeting and publications.


  • Reviews ARVO's Commercial Relationships Policy and recommends changes. Monitors the use of the codes in abstracts accepted by ARVO and in articles accepted by IOVS.
  • Sponsors Annual Meeting workshops and develops informational materials to teach members about commercial opportunities for collaboration, funding, financial arrangements, patent licensing, etc.
  • Suggests new ways that ARVO can collaborate with industry for the benefit of its members.
  • Reports to the Board of Trustees at its regular meetings.


The committee meets during the ARVO Annual Meeting and conducts business via ARVOConnect, by email and if needed by conference call during the year.