ARVONews Fall 2014

Fall 2014

N ews ARVO The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

ARVO 2014: Science, networking and fun

2015 Annual Meeting Highlights and Call for Abstracts enclosed

Above: Welcome to ARVO 2014. Right: ARVO’s first woman keynote speaker Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, FARVO, closes the meeting. Below: Meeting registration.

Above: President Justine Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO, poses with keynote speaker Nobel Laureate Barry J. Marshall. Below: Sunday Social goers don 3-D glasses for the Despicable Me ride at Universal Studios.

Seven members receive 2014 Champalimaud Vision Award See page 9

Case studies: new models for funding resources

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For a look back at the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting, see page 22.

Advocacy & Outreach section added to website

President’s message

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R esources to help ARVO members better communicate with audiences outside of the scientific community are now a click away. Thanks to the new Advocacy & Outreach (A&O) section on the ARVO website, members have easy access to a vari- ety of tools to help share their research with the public, press and funders. What will you find? ■■ Toolkits on how to organize events, such as a patient outreach day

Leaders and volunteers

■■ Advocacy- and outreach-related news — including policy and funding updates — grouped in one easy-to-follow location ■■ Q&A with an expert, a series of interviews with professionals in the fields of science communication, policy and public outreach Join online discussions Information published on the A&O web sec- tion is linked to corresponding posts in a new Outreach Community on ARVOConnect. Members can join the community and share their views or questions with colleagues. See . n

Meetings and education

Awards and grants

Spotlight on members Around the globe ARVO Foundation Women in research Advocacy and outreach

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NEI news

NEI Director’s message 21 A look back at ARVO 2014 22 Journals 26

■■ Volunteer opportunities listed on a calendar of events

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