For thousands of ophthalmologists and vision researchers, a springtrip to Fort Lauderdale, FL, is an annual tradition that mixes alittle bit of sunshine with a whole lot of academics. Thattradition continues this year, with the 2006 Association forResearch in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting fromSunday, April 30 to Thursday, May 4.
For thousands of ophthalmologists and vision researchers, a spring trip to Fort Lauderdale, FL, is an annual tradition that mixes a little bit of sunshine with a whole lot of academics. That tradition continues this year, with the 2006 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting from Sunday, April 30 to Thursday, May 4.
Scientific sessions begin Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and conclude Thursday at 3:15 p.m. A wide variety of symposia will be held Sunday.
Additionally, the exhibit hall offers an opportunity to bump into old friends and meet representatives from many ophthalmic companies, including Ophthalmology Times at Booth 802. The exhibit hall will be open daily from Sunday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Here is a look at some of the highlights planned for the event.
The ARVO/Alcon Keynote Session will be held Sunday from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Paul Sieving, MD, PhD, director of the National Eye Institute (NEI), will discuss work under way at the NEI and the Fogarty Center at the National Institutes of Health. Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, president of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and chairman of the board for the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, will present "Global Partnerships: A Way Forward for the Control of Avoidable Blindness."
Awards will be presented at this session, and several award lectures will be given during the annual meeting as well. On Monday, from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m., they are:
Two award lectures are scheduled Tuesday, also from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. They are:
Symposia of broad scientific interest will be held Sunday. They are:
Each ARVO scientific section is sponsoring a minisymposia. Here are the topics that are planned:
Workshops are being held through the ARVO meeting. Here is the schedule:Sunday, April 30:
Monday, May 1:
Tuesday, May 2:
Wednesday, May 3:
The ARVO Social will be held Sunday from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., immediately after the keynote session. Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. All ARVO members and meeting attendees are invited.On Monday, there will be a members-in-training social, honoring travel grant recipients from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. All trainees attending the meeting are encouraged to attend. Tuesday brings the ARVO Rocks! concert from 8 to 11 p.m. This fourth annual event features dancing to the music of a band of ARVO members.The ARVO Classical Concert will be held Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. and is also open to all meeting attendees.