WEAVR Luncheon

Join us April 25, 2023 | New Orleans, La.

WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
1:45 – 3:15pm CDT
Great Hall BC

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2023 Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon that will be held at the ARVO 2023 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La. The event will feature guest speaker Karen Allison, MD, MBA, FACS, plus food and beverages, and networking with your colleagues. 

WEAVR Luncheon tickets
 Member/Nonmember  $79
 Member-in-Training  $49

Tickets can be purchased now with your Annual Meeting registration.

Program Schedule
  • 1:45pm — Doors open and lunch available
  • 2:15 – 2:45pm — Opening remarks and featured speaker presentation
  • 2:45 – 3:15pm — Q&A and closing remarks

Featured Speaker

Karen Allison, MD, MBA, FACS
Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester

2023 WEAVR Luncheon Speaker - Karen Allison

The unstoppable twist and turns of research: 6 proven principles

A graduate of Rutgers Medical School, Allison completed her residency in ophthalmology at SUNY-Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY, and her fellowship in Glaucoma at the Oschner Foundation, in New Orleans, La. At the Flaum Eye Institute, she is the glaucoma fellowship director and head of the Population Medicine Glaucoma Division, where she is actively involved in population medicine, diversity and equity research.

Her current research efforts at the Flaum Eye Institute are a continuation of over 18 years of similar research in New York City that were conducted at the same time she operated a private multispecialty practice. Allison has been actively involved in student education and mentorship for over 18 years, an effort that continues at the University of Rochester.

Event proceeds

All proceeds from the WEAVR Luncheon support women in the visual sciences. Funds raised support travel grants and Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships for female scientists to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting. Proceeds also underwrite the Women's Leadership Development Program.

View the sponsorship packages currently available.