Commercial Relationships Committee

Description

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

Activities

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

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.

How to Apply - application period opens December 2021
To be considered for membership on the Committee, please submit an online application consisting of an application statement, plus detail of past ARVO service and/or experience. It is recommended that individuals:

    • Invest time in their application
    • Make sure their member information is updated and accurate in ARVOConnect

Applications will be accepted from December 2021 through January 2022. The ARVO President-elect will make appointments in February/March for the term beginning in May 2022 (additional details will be announced at a later date).

Roster

Chair

Margot L. Goodkin, MD, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Allergan
Laguna Beach , Calif.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 04/27/2023

Member

Aakalu Vinay, MD, MPH

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro Ophthalmology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago , Ill.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Vladimir Bantseev, PhD, FAAO

Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
Genentech Inc., a member of the Roche Group
San Francisco , Calif.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Victor Chong, MD

Section: Retina
Boehringer Ingelheim International GmBH
Ingleheim , Germany
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Anita Ghosh

Section: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood , Ill.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Kamal Das, PhD, MBA

Section: Lens
Alcon Vision, LLC
Fort Worth , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Reza Badian, MD, MPA

Section: Cornea
University of South-Eastern Norway
Oslo , Norway
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Sunil Chauhan, DVM, PhD

Section: Cornea
Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School - Ophthalmology Dept.
Boston , Ma.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Member

Janet Serle, MD

Section: Glaucoma
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Ophthalmology Dept.
New York , N.Y.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Jeffrey Willis, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
Genentech / VA Martinez - Ophthalmology
San Francisco , Calif.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Ex Officio

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2022

Ex Officio

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/05/2022

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

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

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

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Liaison

Jason Spessard

ARVO
Chief Financial Officer