Drop-In Mentoring

Meet with mid- and senior-level female ARVO members for a short mentoring session during ARVO 2022

WEAVR Drop-In Mentoring Program

Two women sitting at a table talkingWomen in Eye and Vision Research, an initiative of the ARVO Foundation, is offering the Drop-In Mentoring program at the ARVO 2022 Annual Meeting. Mid- and senior-level female ARVO members will be available to meet with individuals who may be looking for professional guidance from a female perspective.


Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule brief, one-on-one sessions of 15-30 minutes to take place May 11 and 12 via the ARVO 2022 virtual meeting platform. You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to schedule a session. 

How it works

May 11 - 12 (Virtual)

You can schedule online private meetings with a mentor during the virtual Annual Meeting dates of May 11 - 12 (a private meetings is a one-on-one Zoom meeting that can be scheduled between any two attendees).


The drop-in hours are indicated below along with the available mentors. To schedule a private meeting via our online Meeting platform, please follow these steps:

  • Hover over the 'People' item in the ARVO 2022 navigation menu and select 'Attendees'
  • Enter the mentor's name in the 'Search' field
  • Click on their profile, then on the next page click the 'Schedule Meeting' button
Available Mentors

  • Dong Feng Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Scientist, Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, May 11: 2 – 3pm ET 

  • Malia Edwards, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Wednesday, May 11: 10am – 3pm ET
Thursday, May 12: 12:30 – 3:30pm ET

  • Amy Lo, PhD

Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong, School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Wednesday, May 11: 10am – Noon (Hong Kong Time)
Thursday, May 12: 10am – Noon, 2:30pm – 5pm (Hong Kong Time)



ARVO 2022 registration
Registration for the 2022 Annual Meeting is open to June 30