ARVO Annual Meeting

Stand strong for science: Stand strong for vision science

  • ARVO 2018

    ARVO 2018

    Annual Meeting: April 29 – May 3 | Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 2018 Friedenwald Award

    2018 Friedenwald Award

    Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, FARVO

  • 2018 ARVO Foundation Dr. David L. Epstein Award

    2018 ARVO Foundation Dr. David L. Epstein Award

    Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, FARVO

Imaging in the Eye Conference: April 28, 2018
Annual Meeting: April 29 – May 3
Honolulu, Hawaii

Join Harvard Ophthalmology faculty, alumni, and trainees in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual conference and meeting. Basic and clinical researchers from around the globe will come together to discuss the latest advances in vision science and share strategies to inform the public, patients, and policy makers on their important sight-saving work.

This year, Dr. Reza Dana will receive the Friedenwald Award, while Dr. Janey Wiggs and her mentee Ryan Collantes will receive the Dr. David L. Epstein Award. View the full list of Harvard Ophthalmology award winners

the Harvard Ophthalmology and Mass. Eye and Ear Alumni Reception will be help on Sunday, April 29 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Email Ophthalmology_Events@meei.harvard.edu if you would like to receive an invitation.

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2018 Friedenwald Award

Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, FARVO

2018 ARVO Foundation Dr. David L. Epstein Award

Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, FARVO, and her mentee Ryan Collantes, MD, (Harvard Medical School) are studying genetic mutations linked to early-onset glaucoma in Filipino families. Read more...

Proctor Award

Harvard Ophthalmology alumnus Samuel Jacobson, MD, PhD, (class of ’80) is one of two Proctor Medal recipients (along with Artur V. Cideciyan, PhD). 

Weisenfeld Award

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS, FARVO—Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear alumna  (class of 1989)

New Dowling Society Member

Mass. Eye and Ear alumnus Ronald E. P. Frenkel, MD

2018 ARVO Foundation Honorees

Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD, FARVO, a former Harvard Ophthalmology Visiting Professor
Alice R. McPherson, MD, the first woman to complete cornea subspecialty training under Claes Dohlman, MD, PhD, at Mass. Eye and Ear

Travel Grants

Announced in mid-February

Check back soon for updates

Alumnus Presents Proctor Award Lecture

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 10:45 - 11:30 am
From observations in the retina clinic to insights into pathophysiology
Harvard Ophthalmology alumnus Samuel Jacobson, MD, PhD, (class of ’80) is one of two Proctor Medal recipients (along with Artur V. Cideciyan, PhD). Dr. Jacobson—now a Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University School of Medicine—is a pioneer in the application of gene-based and other therapies for diseases previously considered as incurable.

ARVO Foundation and Dowling Society Gala

April 28 | 6:15 - 9:00 pm
Mass. Eye and Ear alumnus Ronald E. P. Frenkel, MD, is one of seven inductees of the 2018 Dowling Society.

Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD, FARVO, a former Harvard Ophthalmology Visiting Professor, and Alice R. McPherson, MD, the first woman to complete cornea subspecialty training under Claes Dohlman, MD, PhD, at Mass. Eye and Ear, are among the 2018 ARVO Foundation Honorees.

reza dana headshotDr. Dana Presents Friedenwal Award Lecture

April 29 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
What Escher and Bach teach us about immunology
Internationally recognized in the field of corneal immunology and transplantation biology, Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, FARVO, is the Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

“Dr. Dana has significantly advanced our understanding of corneal and ocular surface biology through his groundbreaking basic and translational research investigations,” said Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO, Chair of Harvard Ophthalmology and close colleague of Dr. Dana’s for more than two decades. “His pioneering work has dramatically changed how we understand immune-regulation in the eye and has advanced the search for novel therapeutics for patients with autoimmune disorders, dry eye disease, corneal transplants, and more.”

Alumna Presents Weisenfeld Award Lecture

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Discovering mechanisms in the changing and diverse pathology of ROP
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS, FARVO—Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear alumna  (class of 1989)—has significantly advanced our understanding of retinopathy of prematurity. She is Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Utah, where she studies the mechanisms of normal and aberrant angiogenesis.

Alumni Reception

Sunday, April 29, 2018| 8:00-10:00 pm
Email Ophthalmology_Events@meei.harvard.edu if you would like to receive an invitation. Deadline is April 22nd.

Women in Eye and Vision Research Luncheon

May 1 | 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu

Network with more than 300 attendees over lunch. Guest speakers include prominent scientists from around the world. Both men and women are welcome.  Register online

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