Call for Education Course Proposals

Organize a pre-Annual Meeting course

The call for education course proposals is now closed.

Check back in May 2023 for information about next year's call.

The Education Course programming is meant to:

  • introduce learners to a specific area of research
  • teach new research skills or enhance and expand existing ones
  • offer in-depth review and discussion of a research issue from a fair and balanced perspective.

Courses should supplement, not replicate, content normally presented during the Annual Meeting.

The ARVO Annual Meeting will take place earlier than usual in 2023. Courses will be held in person on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, La.


All members are eligible to submit a proposal. 

Topics of special interest for ARVO 2023 are encouraged, such as:
  • Clinical trials (pre-clinical to clinical) 
  • Examining electronic health record data with artificial intelligence 
  • Power and sample size calculations for planning your study 
  • Registries: How to develop them and how to use them to ask research questions
  • Introductory level courses designed for investigators exploring new areas of research
Proposal requirements

Proposal can be for half-day or full-day courses and should: 

  • describe the educational need for the course
  • explain how the course will address that need
  • describe an agenda that: 
    • includes participant interaction with experts, such as panel discussions and/or dedicated time for questions and answers
    • addresses the specified learning objectives
    • includes a 15-minute refreshment break in the morning and/or afternoon; and 
    • full-day course agendas should also include a one-hour break for lunch. Box lunches are provided for full-day courses only.

Complete one of the required agenda templates and submit with course proposal by Sept. 9.

Decision notifications will be sent the week of Oct. 10.