Continuing Medical Education Committee


The Continuing Medical Education Committee (CME) is advisory in nature and serves to ensure that ARVO’s continuing medical education program meets or exceeds the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association’s rules for their Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA).


  • Review and recommend policies for the CME Program. Serve as an advisory resource to ARVO staff for any CME program-related grievances. Review and recommend the CME Mission Statement and its subsequent revisions on an annual basis with substantial revisions forwarded to the Board of Trustees.
  • Review and approve sessions and proposals against CME eligibility criteria.
  • Review the annual report and self-analysis of the CME Program and its effectiveness. Discuss this report and recommend improvements to the process, if needed.
  • Retrospectively, review each CME activity prepared by ARVO.
  • Review content of CME activities if requested and falls within expertise.
  • Provide general guidance and advice on clinical areas of interest and recommends expansion of program regarding topics and types of educational methodology utilized to deliver education to prospective participants.


In compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) guidelines, CME committee members may not be owners or employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests



The committee meets during the ARVO Annual Meeting and conducts business via ARVOConnect, e-mail and conference call during the year.


How to Apply – application period closed January 12
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

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).



Sarah Xin Zhang, MD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
SUNY / University at Buffalo
Buffalo , N.Y.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/05/2022


Yannis Paulus, MD

Section: Retina
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor , Mich.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 04/27/2022


Mashael Nameah, OD, MS, PhD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro Ophthalmology
Tusculum University
Foxcroft Square , Pa.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022


Haijiang Lin, MD, PhD

Section: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Newton Highlands , Mass.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022


Edmund Tsui, MD

Section: Immunology/Microbiology
UCSF/Proctor Foundation
San Francisco , Calif.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022


Natasha Kolomeyer, MD

Section: Glaucoma
Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia , Penn.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023


Jia Yin, PhD, MPH

Section: Cornea
Massachusetts Ear & Eye Infirmary
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023


Thomas Ach, MD

Section: Retina
University Hospital Bonn - Dept. of Ophthalmology
Bonn , Germany
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024


Ron Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA

Section: Retina
Yale School of Medicine Ophthalmology and Visual Science Dept.
New Haven , Conn.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024


Srinivas Sangly, PhD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
Indiana University - Optometry Dept.
Bloomington , Ind.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024


Giulia Corradetti, MD

Section: Retina
Doheny Eye Institute - Retina Dept.
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Trustee Liaison

Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO

Harvard Medical School
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/04/2023

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

Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Cathy Conley

Director, Online Education