Cross-sectional Group Sessions
For attendees whose interests are not easily defined by just one section, consider these cross-sectional platform sessions. Check online for times.
- Visible Light OCT: Get updates on visible OCT’s limitations and future directions.
- Making good on the promise of genetics for eye diseases: The successes and challenges along the translational pathway: Explore how genetic knowledge is changing management of hereditary eye diseases and how we can overcome the challenges of genomic medicine.
- Implementing low vision service: This session will focus on providing low vision services in mid- and low-income settings, improving access and reducing barriers to access, and how research can influence policy decisions and service implementation.
Saturday, 6:15 p.m.: ARVO Foundation and Dowling Society Gala at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach. This event will honor individuals and organizations who have shown dedication to the ARVO Foundation.
Sunday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Luau-themed Sunday Social on the Rooftop Garden. Enjoy Hawaiian food, drinks, and music. Cost of $15 includes admission and two drinks.
Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m.: Student/Trainee Social. Members-in-training are invited to help honor 2018 travel and research grant recipients and meet members of the ARVO Board of Trustees.
Tuesday, 1:30 to 3 p.m. The Annual Women in Eye and Vision Research Luncheon. To be held at the Ala Moana Hotel, this fundraising event for the ARVO Foundation, open to all genders, will feature prominent scientists from around the world as guest speakers.
Wednesday, 8 to 10 p.m. ARVO Classical Concert at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. In this long-time ARVO tradition, members perform classical selections at this free event.
Wednesday, 9 p.m. to midnight: ARVO Karaoke Night. Come out for light snacks, great drinks, and fun at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani! Admission fee of $10 includes one drink.
Thursday, 10:15 to 11 a.m. Vancouver Welcomes ARVO 2019 Kick-Off Reception. Join ARVO and Tourism Vancouver as they look forward to the 2019 Annual Meeting, April 28-May 2.
Sunday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
- Pizza with the experts (for young members)
- Experimental design for optimal animal research in the age of the “reproducibility crisis”
- Grant writing: How to get your proposals funded
- Chinese Ophthalmological Society – molecular biology & biochemistry of lens and retina
Monday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
- NIH-CSR: Information and expectations for the peer review of grant applications
- China-ARVO Networking Forum
- Civic and community engagement for stronger science: Effective communication strategies
- Multi-omics, mechanisms and stratification – paradigms for understanding and targeting immune responses in disease
- Keys to writing manuscripts and determining where to publish
Tuesday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
- Bridging and bootstrapping in today’s risk averse environment
- Clinician-Scientist Forum: How to become a successful clinician-scientist
- How to promote vision research to patients and policymakers in different regions of the world
- Addressing global blindness and eye diseases through international research
Wednesday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
- Understanding the NEI granting process
- Making ARVO more accessible: Experience from countries with emerging vision-oriented research agenda
- The path from bench to bedside: Professional development and entrepreneurship
- Data sharing: Clinical science in the era of artificial intelligence