Utilizing social media to further vision research


Free webinar: June 21 | 6 - 7pm ET
Audience: Vision researchers. 


Attend this webinar if you are interested in learning how to effectively use social media and science journalism platforms to educate the public about vision research. 

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Gain an understanding of the adverse side of social media
  • Learn ways to elevate Science Journalism by using Podcasts and live radio shows

This webinar is hosted by ARVO's Advocacy and Outreach Committee. A certificate of attendance will be available to attendees upon request (email

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Organizers & moderators 

Jarrod HarmanJarrod C. Harman, PhD
Associate Director of Pharmacology & Bioanalytics, EyeCRO
Depts. of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School | Boston Children's Hospital

Helen Jiao, PhDHelen Jiao, PhD
University of Melbourne

Whitney Stuard, PhDWhitney Stuard, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center




The use of podcast in vision research

Maria Cabrera Aguas, MBBS, MIPH, PhD

Maria Cabrera Aguas, MBBS, MIPH, PhD
University of Sydney

Adverse side of social media

Laura Whelan, PhD

Laura Whelan, PhD
The Smurfit Institute of Genetics, School of Genetics and Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin

Simple scientist- Translating our jargon for the public

Lauren Ayton, BOptom, PhD, FAAO, FACO, GAICD

Lauren Ayton, BOptom, PhD, FAAO, FACO, GAICD
The University of Melbourne (Departments of Optometry and Vision Sciences, and Surgery (Ophthalmology) and the Centre for Eye Research Australia