ARVO Annual Meeting

From Bench to Bedside and Back

ARVO2019

April 27 - May 2, 2019 | Vancouver, Canada

Join Harvard Ophthalmology faculty, alumni, and trainees in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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.

Awards

Harvard Ophthalmology alumnus Donald Zack, MD, PhD, FARVO, will receive the Friedenwald Award.

Mary C. Whitman, MD, PhD, will receive the 2019 ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Award. 

Alumni Reception

The Harvard Ophthalmology and Mass. Eye and Ear Alumni Reception will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Email Ophthalmology_Events@meei.harvard.edu if you would like to receive an invitation.

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Friedenwald Award

Donald Zack, MD, PhD, FARVO (alumnus)

New Dowling Society Members 

Michael F. Marmor, MD, FARVO (alumnus)
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FARVO (alumnus)

ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Award

Mary C. Whitman, MD, PhD 

ARVO Science Communications Training Fellowship

Konstantina Sampani, MD, Clinical Research Fellow at Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center

Travel Awards

  • Dina B. K. Abusamra, PhD, Clinical Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Saghar Bagheri, MD, Clinical Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Karen Chang, PhD, Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Scott Greenwald, PhD, Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Zhengping Hu, PhD, MD, Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Megan Kasetty, BS, Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Zahide Pamir, PhD, Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Rohan Bir Singh, MB, BS, Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Jay Wang, MD, Clinical Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Mengyu Wang. PhD, Instructor in Ophthalmology
  • Sean Wang, BS, Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School 

Reza Dana Leads Education Course on Ocular Immunology

April 27 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ocular Immunology: Fundamentals, Disease Entities, and Future Therapeutic Opportunities
The course, led by Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, FARVO, (Mass. Eye and Ear) a global leader in corneal immunology and transplantation biology, will introduce the principles of immunology and immunological privilege as it pertains to eye physiology and disease. Requires separate registration.

ARVO Foundation and Dowling Society Gala

April 27 | 6:30 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre - Harbour Ballroom

Harvard Ophthalmology alumni Michael F. Marmor, MD, FARVO and Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FARVO will be inducted into the Dowling Society. 

Harvard Ophthalmology Alumni Reception

Sunday, April 28, 2018| 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Email Ophthalmology_Events@meei.harvard.edu if you would like to receive an invitation. RSVP by April 23rd.

Jennifer Sun Presents Results from Diabetic Retinopathy  Clinical Research Network

April 29 |7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatments: Clinically Relevent Results from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
Jennifer Sun, MD, MPH (Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center), will lead a special session that shares the first results from a randomized trial comparing aflibercept, observation, or laser for eyes with center-involved diabetic macular edema and good visual acuity. 

Darlene Dartt Discusses Lacrimal Gland Biology at Minisymposium

April 30 |11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Lacrimal Gland Biology in Homeostasis, Disease, and Repair 
Renowned tear production investigator Darlene Dartt, PhD, FARVO (Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear), will present the background on the lacrimal gland, regulation of its secretion, and the cellular mechanism used. 

Women in Eye and Vision Research Luncheon

April 29 | 1:30 – 2:45 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre
Network with more than 400 attendees over lunch. This year's keynote is Gail C. Murphy, MSc, BSc, PhD, Vice President of Research & Innovation and Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia.  Register online

Janey Wiggs Leads Workshop on Genetics in Glaucoma

May 2 |12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
The Breadcrumb Trail in Glaucoma: From Biology to the Patient 
Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, FARVO (Mass. Eye and Ear), an internationally recognized medical geneticist and glaucoma specialist, will discuss the progress in glaucoma gene discovery and the opportunities to develop clinically relevent gene-based diagnostic tests and risk prediction models. 

Are you presenting at ARVO?

View the official ARVO guidelines for poster presentations. 

Harvard Ophthalmology Resources

Logos and guidelines

Presentation template

Poster examples and logos

Alumni Reception

Sunday, April 28, 2019
7:30-10:00pm

Email Ophthalmology_Events@meei.harvard.edu if you would like to receive an invitation. Deadline to RSVP is April 23rd.