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NAEVR/AEVR Virtual Events

Due to COVID-19, Capitol Hill and educational events hosted by the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) are currently unable to be held in person. ARVO is happy to provide technical and platform assistance so that these activities may continue, supporting eye and vision research funding in the U.S. and globally. 

March 11, 2021 - As part of their new Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) has announced their World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing entitled Glaucoma: Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes to be held virtually on March 11.. Featured speakers include clinician scientist-educators Mona Kaleem, MD and Elyse Joelle McGlumphy, MD—both from the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine—who will speak about glaucoma and their respective clinical experiences in treating patients, as well as their research efforts to better understand and optimize the patient experience. Glaucoma Research Foundation’s patient representative Amanda Eddy, who was born with glaucoma, will speak about quality-of-life challenges presented by the disease. Watch here.

Nov. 19, 2020  Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) continued its series of educational briefings on exciting new developments in eye and vision research by recognizing the first annual Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness Week, Nov. 16 - 20, 2020. This congressional briefing, hosted by AEVR, featured guest speakers Gary Lelli, MD, vice chair of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medicine and Christine G., Thyroid Eye Disease patient advocate. Watch here.

Sept. 23, 2020 As part of their Sixth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill recognizing International AMD Awareness Week 2020 and Health Aging Month, AEVR hosted a Congressional Briefing featuring National Eye Institute (NEI) clinician-scientist Tiarnan D. Keenan, BM, BCh, PhD and T.Y. Alvin Liu, MD, Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University, who discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. Jack Stewart, a representative from the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), provided an AMD patient’s perspective. Watch here.

Speakers
Tiarnan D. Keenan, BM, BCh, PhD
National Eye Institute
  T.Y. Alvin Liu, MD
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Wilmer Eye Institute
  Jack Stewart
American Macular Degeneration Foundation
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Sept. 24, 2020  View this conversation with 22 early-stage vision scientists about the impact of COVID-19 laboratory closures on their research and overall career pathway. In addition, hear from each of the Emerging Vision Scientists (EVS) in personal videos about their breakthrough eye and vision research that addresses the question, “How will this research delay, reduce, and prevent the $717 billion annual cost of eye disease and vision impairment projected by year 2050?” Watch here.

Access this dossier book for detailed info. about each researcher (searchable by state)

Speakers
Becca Edwards, MD, PhD
University of Colorado
Colorado
  Kevin Fuller, PhD
The University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma
  Thomas Johnson, III, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Wilmer Eye Institute
Maryland
         
Arathy Kartha, PhD
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Wilmer Eye Institute
Maryland
  T.Y. Alvin Liu, MD
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Wilmer Eye Institute
Maryland
  Samantha McIntosh, OD
Nova Southeastern University
College of Optometry
Florida
         
Freya Mowat, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin
  Lucy Mudie, MD, MPH
University of Colorado
Colorado
  Tareq Nabhan, OD
University of Missouri-St. Louis
College of Optometry
Missouri
         
Eleftherios Paschalis Ilios, PhD
Massachussets Eye and Ear
Massachussets
  Jolene Rudell, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego
California
  Benjamin Sivyer, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon
         
Swarup Swaminathan, MD
University of Miami
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Florida
  Christopher Taylor, PhD
New England College of Optometry
Massachussets
  Matthew Veldman, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
         
Lauren Wareham, PhD
Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine
Tennessee
  Benjamin Xu, PhD
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine
California
  Phillip Yuhas, OD, PhD
The Ohio State University
College of Optometry
Ohio
         
Nazlee Zebardast, MD
Massachussets Eye and Ear
Massachussets
  Xiaoying Zhu, MD, OD, PhD
SUNY College of Optometry
New York
  Raven Diacou, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York
         
Janet Alexander, MD
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Maryland
       

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July 8, 2020 - With the recent reliance on digital devices for e-learning for children, remote work for adults, and communications for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic, a panel will address potential visual implications in all stages of life, such as Digital Eye Strain and Dry Eye Disease. Watch here.