ARVO kicks off in the Big Easy

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) kicked off its annual meeting today at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

An image of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (Image Credit Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

(Image Credit Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) kicked off its annual meeting today at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, with a theme highlighting both to the mechanistic diversity in ocular disease and the different perspectives and backgrounds of the scientists involved.

Attendees will dress up for a night of charity this evening with the ARVO Foundation Gala, Hosted on the eve of the opening of ARVO 2023 on Sunday. A pre-ceremony invitation event for members of the prestigious Dowling Society, the gala recognizes individuals for their significant support for eye and vision research.

According to ARVO organizers, this evening’s semiformal dinner honors individuals and organizations for their dedication to the ARVO Foundation and its mission. This year’s theme will be The Roaring Twenties. Ticket purchase required.

The 2023 ARVO Foundation honorees include BrightFocus Foundation, honored for its philanthropic support of the Travel Grant program, the EyeFind Research Grant and the Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) initiative.

Individual honorees include Stella M. Robertson, PhD, FARVO, and W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO.

Robertson is being honored for her long-standing support of the Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) initiative and her generous philanthropic support of the Foundation.

The Foundation is recognizing Stamer for his efforts to develop the EyeFind Research Grant and his generous philanthropic support of the Foundation.

Starting Sunday, attendees will be able to enjoy paper presentations, symposia, and lectures as well as participate in discussions with presenters and representatives of leading ophthalmic manufacturers. The conference will showcase new research and provide the opportunity to network with colleagues and industry leaders.

The comprehensive program includes poster and paper presentations by up-and-coming scientists as well as renowned leaders in their fields. But the event begins even before its kickoff tomorrow.

The two-day Imaging in the Eye Conference concluded this afternoon, providing members the chance to discuss new techniques and methods for ocular imaging and its application in clinical ophthalmology, fundamental vision research, and biomedicine.

Today’s courses included full- and half-day courses on artificial intelligence, diabetic retinopathy, electrophysiologic research, electronic health records, power/sample size calculations, randomized clinical trials, registry of ophthalmic diseases, and genetic testing.

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