Submit your idea

Open through Jan. 22

The Bench to Bedside Eye Pitch submission process is now open. Submit your idea.

The Bench to Bedside (B2B) Organizing Committee seeks submissions of great ideas for new treatments, drugs or devices to be pitched to a panel of experts during the inaugural Bench to Bedside Meeting in Baltimore, Md. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and little to no experience moving an idea forward through the pipeline, this session is for you.

If your pitch is selected, you will take part in a learning session with a panel of expert where you will present your 5-7-minute pitch for feedback.

At the end of the pitch session the expert panel and the submitters will take part in a Q&A with the audience.

Pitch submission eligibility

Anyone with a great idea for a new treatment, drug or device in eye and vision research can submit a pitch. The organizing committee is especially interested in hearing about ideas and products early to mid in the development pipeline. Submitters do not need to be ARVO members but are expected to attend the B2B Meeting and present the work if selected. Everyone can submit one idea for consideration.

Note: The committee expects that any ideas being presented are already protected by any appropriate patent applications.

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Key dates for the 2020 B2B Program

Dec. 2, 2019        Pitch submission site opens
Jan. 22, 2020       Pitch submission deadline
Feb. 13, 2020      Pitch acceptance and scheduling notification sent to Submitter 

Submit your pitch
Submit your idea for the Eye Pitch session


Register before March 6 for early bird pricing.


View the detailed program and discussion table topics.

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For the best options, be sure to reserve your room early for the B2B Meeting. The same room block is available for this event and ARVO 2020.

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