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Visionary genomics focus of 2011 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting


Under the theme of "Visionary Genomics," researchers and clinicians will gather at the 2011 annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in May in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to explore how genomic technology is leading to new understanding of vision health, disease and treatment.

For program highlights, go to http://www.arvo.org/am/, which is also the online home to everything you need to know about the following annual meeting activities.

Abstract submissions for the annual meeting will close Dec. 3. If you are an ARVO member, check out the Call to Abstracts and Program highlights insert mailed to you with the Summer-Fall issue of ARVONews for additional information, or go to http://www.arvo.org/am/ to download a copy.

ARVO education courses will take place Saturday, April 30. Interested participants must register for these courses separate from-and in advance of-the annual meeting registration. Online registration for educational courses will open November 1.

Full-day courses

Thyroid Associated Eye Disease: Multidisciplinary Update of Pathogenesis, New Directions for Collaborative Research: a course that brings together experts from multiple disciplines including ophthalmology, endocrinology, medicine, and pathology to give a broad overview of the field and serve as a step-off point for establishing new approaches for studying thyroid eye disease.

Designing and Managing Clinical Trials in Eye Research: a course tailored specifically for vision and eye researchers in the early stages of their careers to enhance understanding of current issues, state-of-the-art approaches to problems in clinical trials, and how to conduct a trial in ophthalmology.

Half-day topics

Continuing medical education (CME) credits are offered for CME-eligible annual meeting sessions. ARVO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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