ARVO hosted its first Capitol Hill Congressional briefing in conjunction with the publication of its first peer-reviewed paper. The briefing focused on the $11.2 billion in healthcare savings enabled by a government-funded discovery -- OCT (optical coherence tomography).
Featured speakers at the briefing included:
- Claude Burgoyne, MD, FARVO, Devers Eye Institute and 2018 ARVO President
- Philip Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
- Eric Swanson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This widely attended event was held in conjunction with the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, with special support from Research to Prevent Blindness.