Long distance relationships in science: How to keep the flame alive

Free webinar: October 6 | 8 - 9am ET
Hosted by the Global Members Committee 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have needed to rely on virtual technologies to continue their scientific research. Technology-mediated communication offers not only a vital, but exciting, opportunity for collaborating and educating scholars as well as combating the impacts of this pandemic, through virtual communication.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • The importance of virtual collaboration
  • How to run an efficient virtual collaboration
  • How to inform participants about various tools for collaboration and education

This webinar is provided at no charge and hosted by ARVO's Global Members Committee (GMC). A Certificate of Attendance will be available to all attendees.

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Moderators & Organizers

Ester Carreno SalasEster CarreƱo, MD, PhD
Hospital Universitario Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Spain

Jennifer CraigJennifer P. Craig, BSc (Hons) MSc (Cataract & Refractive Surgery) PhD FCOptom FAAO FBCLA FACLS
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Samantha DandoSamantha Dando, PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Australia  


Zohreh Hosseinzadeh

Zohreh Hosseinzadeh, PhD
University of Leipzig, Germany



Andrew DickVirtual collaborations break artificial boundaries and bring opportunities
Andrew Dick
University of Bristol and UCL-Institute of Ophthalmology

Mitch BrinksU.S. academic tele-collaboration with SE Asia for research, education, and development
Mitch Brinks, MD, MPH
Oregon Health and Science University

Lyndon JonesKeeping research alive in a virtual world
Lyndon Jones DSc PhD FCOptom FAAO
Director, Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE); Professor, School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Canada

Ronald BuggageSetting up clinical trials around the world
Ronald Buggage, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Eyevensys

Robyn GuymerVirtual leadership in clinical research
Centre For Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Australia