We did it!
Thanks to the generosity of ARVO 2019 attendees and a $15,000 matching challenge from ARVO member Steve T. Charles, MD, we smashed our $30,000 fundraising goal in Vancouver!
Over the course of the meeting, ARVO attendees gave generously to the ARVO Foundation to invest in the future of vision science. In total, the ARVO Foundation raised over $42,000 at the ARVO Annual Meeting in Vancouver.
These contributions will support travel awards for trainees to attend the ARVO 2020 meeting in Baltimore.
2019 ARVO Foundation Travel Grant recipients
Thanks to the generosity of ARVO 2018 attendees in Honolulu, the following young scientists attended the ARVO 2019 Annual Meeting with travel grants supported by those funds:
Alessandra Marie Carmichael Martins
University College Dublin
Abstract title: Influence of the Stiles-Crawford effect of the first kind on visual acuity for decentered pupils
Politecnico di Milano
Abstract title: A theoretical study of vascular configurations of retinal capillary plexi based on OCTA data
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Abstract title: Multiquantal release from rod ribbons is facilitated by syntaxin3B.
Eye Institute of Xiamen University
Abstract title: High fat diet induced functional and pathological changes in lacrimal gland
Abstract title: Voltage-clamp currents and light responses of mouse cones
Joo Yeun Lee
University of California San Francisco
Abstract title: Changes in Inhibitory Retinal Circuits Following Partial Cone Loss
The Scripps Research Institute
Abstract title: Tpm3.1 prevents the acquisition of the myofibroblast phenotype by lens cells, suppressing cataract development
Bundang CHA medical center
Abstract title: Treatment of Macular Degeneration Using Human Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Embryonic Stem cell Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium: 1-Year Results in an Asian Patient
Abstract title: Functional divergence at the mouse type 6 bipolar cell terminal
Abstract title: Proton-mediated inhibition of L-type Ca2+ currents in AII amacrine cells
Leiden University Medical Center
Abstract title: Outcome and quality of ROP-screening in a nationwide survey in the Netherlands
Andrea Urqueta Alfaro
Universite de Montreal
Abstract title: The impact of mild cognitive impairment on the accuracy of an interview based assessment of vision and/or hearing loss
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Abstract title: Sustained mitochondrial GSH is critical for retinal protection: characterization of GSH carrier proteins in RPE and protection by increased expression with Î±B crystallin chaperone peptide.
The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Abstract title: Endogenous Adenosine-Mediated Suppression of ipRGC Photoresponses during Dark Adaptation
Abstract title: Defined- and Xeno-free differentiation of human iPSCs to functional trabecular meshwork cells
University of Louisville
Abstract title: Multimodal classification of mouse retinal ganglion cell types