Professional Development and Education Committee

Professional Development and Education Committee

Description

The Professional Development and Education Committee (PDEC) provides oversight and evaluation of ARVO's educational and training activities, including ARVO-sponsored/cosponsored and conferences, courses, symposia, workshops, tutorials, etc. and online education such as webinars, podcasts, courses, etc.

Activities

  • Provides oversight for ARVO's portfolio of education and training programs.
  • Conducts education needs assessments to identify gaps and to provide timely and valuable education programming.
  • Establishes and implements criteria for appropriate and acceptable education and training program content.
  • Reviews proposals from other societies seeking ARVO co-sponsorship or joint sponsorship to determine if the program content meets ARVO's criteria.
  • Reviews education and training program activity evaluations to measure overall success and determine if programs met learning objectives.
  • Reports to the Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meetings.

Qualifications

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

Meetings

The Committee meets face-to-face during the ARVO Annual Meeting. In addition, the Committee meets by conference call in the summer, fall and winter. Working groups may be formed to address specific topics between conference calls and meetings. Further business may be conducted via e-mail or other online communication. Also as needed, PDEC may periodically consult ARVO members not serving on the committee from academia and industry, including members in training and members serving on other ARVO committees, to provide guidance and insight into PDEC-related activities, or to assist PDEC in reviewing educational program proposals.

Professional Development and Education Committee

Chair

Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Worcester , Mass.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/07/2020

Member

Nizar Saleh Abdelfattah, MD

Section: Retina
Doheny Eye Institute
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member, LDP Subcommittee

Michelle C. Callegan, PhD, FARVO

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City , Okla.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/07/2021

Member, LDP Subcommittee

Emily Y. Chew, MD, FARVO

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
National Eye Institute/NIH
Bethesda , Md.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/07/2021

Member

Thomas Fuchsluger, MD, PhD, FEBO, MSc

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

Member

Meredith Giblin

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Nashville , Tenn.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Bennie H. Jeng, MD

Section: Cornea
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore , Md.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Bo Lei, MD, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
Henan Eye Institute
Zhengzhou , China
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Yureeda Qazi, MD

Section: Cornea
Tufts Medical Center
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/05/2019

Member, LDP Subcommittee

Tonia S. Rex, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville , Tenn.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/07/2021

Member

David C. Sousa, MD, MSc

Section: Retina
Hospital Santa Maria - CHLN
Lisbon , Portugal
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Andrew T. C. Tsin, PhD, FARVO

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
Edinburg , Texas
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Fuensanta A. Vera-Diaz, PhD, OD

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
New England College of Optometry
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Siamak Yousefi, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis , Tenn.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Jie J. Zheng, PhD

Section Physiology and Pharmacology
Jules Stein Eye Institute
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Trustee Liaison, Ex Officio

Melinda Duncan, PhD, FARVO

Section: Lens
University of Delaware
Newark , Del.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
SUNY-Buffalo / VA Medical Center - Buffalo
Buffalo , N.Y.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO

Section: Glaucoma
Devers Eye Institute
Portland , Ore.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Ex Officio

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

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

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Gayle Claman, CAE

Chief Learning Officer
ARVO

Staff Committee Liaison

Cathy Conley

ARVO
Senior Instructional Designer