Advance Expert Sessions

These sessions are informal, small group discussions led by an ARVO member expert. No pre-registration required.

Wednesday, Feb. 2 — 12:50 - 1:50pm EST

Work-life balance and avoiding burnout
Lisa A Ostrin, OD, PhD, FARVO

Switching paths: is it an option? 
Thomas A. Ciulla, MD, MBA  

Managing career expectations 
Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO 

Getting your first grant 
Timothy William Corson, PhD 

Running a successful research lab 
Patrice E. Fort, PhD 

Thursday, Feb. 3 — 8:50 - 9:50am EST

Building a successful career as a clinician-scientist 
Pearse Andrew Keane, MD, FRCOphth 

Science communication for beginners 
Daisy Y. Shu, PhD  

Tips for women in science 
Patricia A. D'Amore, MBA, PhD, FARVO 

Career Pathways in Industry 
Kip M. Connor, PhD  

Building diversity
Helena Prior Filipe, MD, MMEd 

The Expert Sessions are developed by the Members-in-Training (MIT) Subcommittee for Expert Sessions under the direction of Rita Laiginhas, MD. 

  • Kara Marie Cavuoto, MD, MIT Committee Chair
  • Ashay D. Bhatwadekar, MS, PhD, RPh 
  • Richard J. Blanch, BSc, MBChB, PhD 
  • Abdelrahman Fouda, B.Pharm, PhD
  • Michael James Gilhooley, MB, PhD, FRCOphth 
  • Jonathan Go, BBA
  • Sandra S Hammer, PhD
  • Jessica V. Jasien, M.En., PhD
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