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Revolutionary Eye and Vision Research

Innovation and advanced technologies have fostered significant discoveries in eye and vision research in the last decade rivaling those in any discipline. The theme of the 2021 ARVO meeting is the next revolution of clinically translating these discoveries to restore and preserve vision.

The Annual Meeting is being presented in a virtual format for 2021 on the Pathable online platform. Key dates to keep in mind:

April 1 — ARVO 2021 Meeting platform accessible only to presenters and exhibitors. Access is limited to viewing the Meeting agenda and speakers until April 16.

April 16 — Meeting platform accessible to attendees. Online agenda available to review sessions.

May 1 — ARVO 2021 begins. Embargo date for all papers and posters.

• June 30 — Last day to view content in the online platform.

 We invite you to view this video for a walk through of what to look forward to from May 1 - 7.

2021 Annual Meeting

Revolutionary Eye and Vision Research 

As the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) continues to closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the eye and vision community, ARVO President Stephen Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO, has released the following message:

Due to the pervasive spread of the virus, in addition to limitations on the venue capacity and strict travel restrictions in place by worldwide governments and our members’ universities and institutions, the Board of Trustees has decided to move the ARVO 2021 Annual Meeting to a fully virtual event. The health, safety and well-being of the ARVO global community continues to be our highest priority.

During these challenging times, we feel it is critical to continue to provide a forum in which scientific research can proceed and be shared globally. ARVO is focused on providing a robust and meaningful scientific exchange in a virtual format to help ensure the health and safety of all. A virtual event allows for an expanded reach of the Annual Meeting to more people than ever, in real-time and asynchronously, with live chats that encourage meaningful dialogue.

The ARVO 2021 Annual Meeting Registration will open on Dec. 14, 2020. Additional details regarding the virtual event will be provided soon. I look forward to active participation in the ARVO 2021 Annual Meeting by eye and vision researchers across the globe.