Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vision research:
Reflections and lessons learned


Free webinar: Nov. 3 | Noon - 1pm ET
Hosted by the Professional Development and Education Committee (PDEC)

This webinar will focus on lessons learned from managing a lab during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD, as he discusses his clinical experience with COVID-19 and how that knowledge impacts working in the lab. Following Dr. Tsang's presentation, a panel of experts from the U.S., Europe and India will share regional perspectives of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on basic science. The webinar concludes by the panel addressing questions from the live audience.

Attendees of this webinar will:

    • Learn the “dos” and “don’ts” of managing a lab during a shutdown
    • Hear lessons-learned from the Covid-19 pandemic from a panel of vision research experts
    • Learn how to effectively prioritize during a shutdown

Audience: Entire vision research community involved in lab research.

This webinar is provided at no charge and hosted by ARVO's  Professional Development and Education Committee (PDEC).  A Certificate of Attendance will be available to all attendees.

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Renu KowluruRenu Kowluru, PhD
Professor & Director of Translational Research, Ophthalmology, Visual & Anatomical Sciences and Professor of Endocrinology, Wayne State University


Introductory speaker

Stephen Tsang

The Impact of COVID-19 on lab research
Stephen Tsang, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology & Cell Biology Graduate Programs in Nutritional & Metabolic Biology and Neurobiology & Behavior, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative

Panel of experts

G Bhanuprakash ReddyG. Bhanuprakash Reddy, PhD
Scientist-G, Biochemistry Division, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India


Sylvia Smith

Sylvia B. Smith, PhD, FARVO
Regents’ Professor and Chair, Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University; Co-Director, Culver Vision Discovery Institute and Professor of Graduate Studies, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia

Alan StittAlan Stitt, PhD
Dean of Innovation and Impact, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast