Dutch Chapter Affiliate



The Netherlands Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO-NED)


ARVO-NED was formed in March 2008 as a working group of the Netherlands Ophthalmological Society, located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. ARVO-NED members are basic and clinical eye and vision researchers. Meetings are held annually with a focus building scientific collaborations amongst young researchers in the Netherlands. ARVO-NED became an international chapter affiliate on April 25, 2008.


To provide a scientific platform for interactive courses, plenary discussions, and collaborative initiatives for scientists, trainees, and health care professionals active in ophthalmology & visual sciences in The Netherlands.


Membership is open to individuals around the globe who are interested in eye and vision research in The Netherlands. There are no membership dues.

Planned 2019 – 2020 activities

  • Assist in crafting a national research plan for eye and vision research in The Netherlands
  • ARVO-NED student workshop: two-days, Dutch Ophthalmological PhD Students (date to be determined — typically held in March), The Netherlands
  • ARVO-NED Cutting-Edge Course, December 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Travel grant opportunities for young investigators to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting: May 3 – May 7, 2020, Baltimore, Maryland


  • ARVO-NED President: Martine Jager, MD, PhD, FARVO
  • ARVO-NED Vice-president: Caroline C. W. Klaver, MD, PhD
  • ARVO-NED Secretary: Jonas Kuiper, PhD
  • ARVO-NED Email: arvoned@anvvb.nl
  • DOPS website (ARVO-NED student chapter): dopsvision.com


Anne-Mieke Haasnoot, 2018 ARVO-NED travel grant recipient

"I am really thankful for the ARVO-NED travel grant. The ARVO Annual Meeting is a conference that every ophthalmology-scientist should visit as it connects people that research new, important, international scientific opportunities." — Anne-Mieke Haasnoot is a resident in ophthalmology at the Utrecht University Medical Center. Her area of research genetic, immunologic and functional aspects of uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Anne-Mieke Hassonoot's CV