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  1. ARVO Strategic Plan, 2013 and beyond

    ARVO Strategic Plan, 2013 and beyond Review of the ARVO Mission and Vision Statements The Strategic Planning Group and the ARVO Board of Trustees agreed that ARVO's mission and vision statements should be combined. The new mission statement is more concise and attentive to ARVO's internal and external audiences. The mission statement is: To advance research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. Strategic Planning Discussion Sessio

  2. Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan ARVO develops multi-year strategic plans to set the direction for the association, establish priorities and ensure that ARVO continues to meet the needs of members and fulfill our mission of advancing eye and vision research worldwide. Read more to learn about: Strategic Plan, 2013 onward

  3. Professional Development and Education Committee

    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 pr

  4. Publications Committee

    Publications Committee Publications Committee Description The Publications Committee (PUBS) provides guidance to ensure the optimal positioning of the Association's journals and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees as appropriate. The Committee also provides scholarly publishing resources for ARVO members and assists the Board ofTrustees with related policy decisions. Activities Identifies and addresses topics necessary to stay current with scholarly publishing. Reviews the per

  5. Board of Trustees

    Board of Trustees The Board of Trustees is comprised of elected members from ARVO's 13 Scientific Sections along with elected and trustee-appointed officers. The president and vice president(s) are elected from within the Board each year. The executive vice president is elected by the general membership to a five-year term and is a voting member of the Board of Trustees. The ARVO executive director serves as an ex officio member of the Board. For more information on Board of Trustee duties,

  6. AMPC Candidates

    All candidate bios and nomination statements are available on the official ballots

  7. Policies

    Policies Anti-harassment Policy Abstract Unpublished Work Policy Abstract Withdrawal and Substitute Presenter Policy Advertising Policy    Ancillary Event Policy (Incorporating Satellite Symposia) ARVO Journals Uniform Policy Regarding Publication Ethics Statement on Diversity and Open Scientific Exchange   Clinical Trials    Collaborations Policy    Commercial Relationships Policy    Corporate Support Policy    Helsinki Declaration   Press Policy  Recording/Photography Policy 

  8. Cross-sectional Groups

    Cross-sectional Groups ARVO Cross-sectional Groups were created in 2006 to meet the interdisciplinary scientific needs of ARVO members. Cross-sectional Groups give ARVO members the opportunity to network with colleagues from different but related areas of study, exchange information on topics of mutual interest and seek guidance on allied issues. Cross-sectional Group members are elected by their group colleagues to serve on the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) to select abstracts for a

  9. Scientific Sections/Cross-sectional Groups

    Scientific Sections ARVO is organized into 13 Scientific Sections and 3 Cross-sectional Groups, which are described below. Members must select one section with which their research interests most closely identify. Each section is represented on the Board of Trustees and the Annual Meeting Program Committee. Scientific Sections Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology (AP)   Anatomy Sub-section includes descriptive or experimental studies about the gross and surgical anatomy, ultrastructure, organizati

  10. Election results

    Below are results of the voting that commenced at the ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting in Honolulu.  New AMPC members Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology (APO) Section – Anatomy sub-section Xiaoying Zhu, OD, PhD, MD, MS Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology (APO) Section – Pathology/Oncology sub-section Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, MD, PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BI) Section Elfride De Baere, MD, PhD Clinical/Epidemiologic Research (CL) Section Nicole Carnt, PhD, BOptom Cornea (CO) Section - Basic-scie