Stand strong for science: Stand strong for vision science
Imaging in the Eye Conference: April 28, 2018
Annual Meeting: April 29 – May 3
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 held 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.
2018 Friedenwald Award
Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, FARVO
Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research
Thaddeus Dryja, MD, and his research collaborators will receive this award from the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education and BrightFocus Foundation.
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...
Harvard Ophthalmology alumnus Samuel Jacobson, MD, PhD, (class of ’80) is one of two Proctor Medal recipients (along with Artur V. Cideciyan, PhD).
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS, FARVO—Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear alumna (class of '89)
Fight for Sight Alumni Achievement Award
Joel S. Schuman, MD, Mass. Eye and Ear alumnus (class of ’90)
New Dowling Society Member
Mass. Eye and Ear alumnus Ronald E. P. Frenkel, MD
2018 ARVO Foundation Honoree
Alice R. McPherson, MD, Mass. Eye and Ear alumna who trained under Charles L. Schepens
Collaborative Research Fellowship (ARVO Foundation)
Emiliano Terán-Bobadilla, PhD, a research fellow from the Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa in Mexico, will study glaucoma biomarkers under the mentorship of Russell Woods, PhD, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear.
Afsaneh Amouzegar, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear
Revital Bronstein, Mass Eye and Ear
John Miller, Mass. Eye and Ear
Kareem Moussa , Mass. Eye and Ear
Julia Oswald, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear
Alex Pisig, Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center
Shrinivas Pundlik, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear
Mariana Rosales, Harvard Medical School
Elizabeth Rossin, Mass. Eye and Ear
Lynn Stanwyck, Mass. Eye and Ear
Dr. Eric Pierce Leads Education Course on Genome Editing for IRDs
April 28 | 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Eric Pierce, MD, Phd, is internationally renowned for his pioneering research on the molecular genetics of IRDs. During the course, he will highlight the potential benefits and challenges of genome-editing approaches for these conditions. (Requires separate registration)
ARVO Foundation and Dowling Society Gala
April 28 | 6:15 - 9:00 pm
Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD, FARVO, a former Harvard Ophthalmology Visiting Professor, and Alice R. McPherson, MD, a Mass. Eye and Ear alumna who trained under Charles L. Schepens, MD, are among the 2018 ARVO Foundation Honorees.
Dr. Jennifer Sun Reviews Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
April 29 | 3:15 – 5:00 pm
Alumna Presents Weisenfeld Award Lecture
April 29 | 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Harvard Ophthalmology Alumni Reception
Sunday, April 29, 2018| 8:00-10:00 pm
Dr. Russell Woods Presents Minisymposium on Peripheral Vision
Monday, April 30, 2018| 11:15 am-1:00 pm
Russell Woods, PhD, an expert in vision impairment and rehabilitation, will discuss an alternate viewing strategy that develops when central vision is impaired.
Women in Eye and Vision Research Luncheon
May 1 | 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Dr. Ula Jurkunas Presents Stem Cell Research at NIH Town Hall Meeting
May 1 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm