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

Debasish Sinha, PhD

Retinal Cell Biology
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Inst
Baltimore , Maryland
Term: 2015 - 2018

Chair Elect

Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD

Retina
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Worcester , Mass.
Term: 2017 - 2020

Member

Subhabrata Chakrabarti, PhD

Glaucoma
LV Prasad Eye Institute
Hyderabad , India
Term: 2015 - 2018

Member

Meredith Giblin

Retinal Cell Biology
Giblin , Tenn
Term: 2017 - 2020

Member

Bo Lei, MD, PhD

Visual Neuroscience
1st Hosp Chongqing Med Univ
Chongqing , China
Term: 2016 - 2019

Member

Yureeda Qazi, MD

Cornea
Tufts Medical Center
Boston , Mass
Term: 2016 - 2019

Member

Sayon Roy, PhD, FARVO

Retinal Cell Biology
Boston University Sch of Med
Boston , Mass
Term: 2015 - 2018

Member

David Sousa, MD, MSc

Retina
Hospital Santa Maria - CHLN
Lisbon , Portugal
Term: 2017 - 2020

Member

Andrew T C Tsin, PhD, FARVO

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
School of Medicine, U. Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg , Texas
Term: 2017 - 2020

Member

Fuensanta A Vera-Diaz, PhD

Visual Psychophysics & Physiological Optics
New England College of Optometry
Boston , Mass
Term: 2016 - 2019

Member

Siamak Yousefi, PhD

Glaucoma
University of Tokyo
Tokyo , Japan
Term: 2017 - 2020

Member

Jie J Zheng, PhD

Physiology/Pharmacology
Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Los Angeles , Calif
Term: 2016 - 2019

Ex Officio

Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO

Section: Glaucoma
Devers Eye Institute
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Ex Officio

Emily Y. Chew, MD, FARVO

Section: Clinical & Epidemiologic Research
National Eye Institute/NIH
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/03/2018

Ex Officio

Steven J Fliesler, PhD FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
SUNY-Buffalo / VA Med Ctr-Buffalo
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

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

Ex Officio Executive Director

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO

Trustee Liaison

Melinda Duncan, PhD, FARVO

Lens
University of Delaware
Newark , Delaware
Term: 2016 - 2021

Staff Committee Liaison

Gayle Claman, CAE

ARVO

Staff Committee Liaison

Cathy Conley

ARVO