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  1. Organizers

    Organizers Meeting Organizers Champalimaud Foundation Scientific Program Liaison Guests of Honor

  2. 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,

  3. Diversity Initiatives Committee

    Diversity Initiatives Committee Description The Diversity Initiatives Committee monitors the issues facing ARVO Members of minority groups, women and those with special needs, develops initiatives to address these concerns and recommends ways for ARVO to respond. Activities Suggests names of ARVO women and minorities to the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) for possible appointments to Study Sections when asked. Increases organizational sensitivity to the concerns and needs of minority/

  4. Continuing Medical Education Committee

    Continuing Medical Education Committee Continuing Medical Education Committee Description The Continuing Medical Education Committee (CME) is advisory in nature and serves to ensure that ARVO’s continuing medical education program meets or exceeds the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association’s rules for their Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA). Activities Reviews and recommends policies for

  5. Ethics and Regulations in Human Research Committee

    Ethics and Regulations in Human Research Committee Ethics and Regulations in Human Research Committee Description The Ethics and Regulations in Human Research Committee monitors reports, recommendations, regulations, and other documents regarding the use of humans in biomedical research, and changes that impact research conducted by ARVO members. The Committee provides resources for ARVO members, and assists the ARVO Board of Trustees with policy decisions. The Committee also supports the di

  6. Members in Training Committee

    Members-in-Training Committee Members-in-Training Committee Description The Members-in-Training Committee (MIT) monitors the issues facing members-in-training and recommends ways for ARVO to respond. Our goals are to enhance the experience of MIT's at ARVO and to help provide avenues for them to learn about ways in which they can build successful careers in ophthalmology and vision research. Activities Increases organizational sensitivity to the concerns and needs of members-in-training.

  7. 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

  8. Animals in Research Committee

    Animals in Research Committee Animals in Research Committee Description The Animals in Research Committee monitors the status of the use of animals in biomedical research and the impact upon ARVO members; provides a resource for eye and vision researchers whose work comes under scrutiny; assists the ARVO Board of Trustees with issues requiring policy decisions; and educates the membership on relevant issues to increase members' awareness of the importance of animal research in understanding

  9. Awards Committee

    Awards Committee Awards Committee Description The Awards Committee (AWD) solicits and reviews nominations annually for ARVO awards. Activities Reviews and ranks nominations. Evaluates the awards program to ensure that new trends in the field are addressed. Chair reports to the Board of Trustees on the Committee's recommendations of top candidates for the awards at one of the two board meetings held during the ARVO Annual Meeting. Composition AWD consists of one member from each Scient

  10. International Chapter Affiliate Committee

    International Chapter Affiliate Committee International Chapter Affiliate Committee Description The International Chapter Affiliate Committee (ICAC) recommends policies for establishing new international chapter affiliates as well as strategies for building research collaborations; developing and promoting educational programming with international chapter affiliates; and responding to the interest and needs of eye and vision researchers around the world. Composition The consists of one re