Events

Emerging Vision Scientists Educate, Advocate Virtually

10/21/2020 - On September 23, AEVR held its Sixth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill which engaged 22 early-stage investigators nominated by their Departments… Read More

AEVR Focuses on Artificial Intelligence in Retinal Disease in the International Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week 2020 Congressional Briefing

10/20/2020 - Tiarnán D.L. Keenan, BM BCh, PhD (NEI) As in past years, AEVR began its virtual Sixth Annual EVS Day with the International AMD Awareness Week Congressional Bri… Read More

Speakers Urge More Dry Eye Disease Research While Discussing How Lifestyle Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Affect Vision

07/09/2020 - Left to right: The Briefing faculty consisted of AEVR Executive Director James Jorkasky, MBA, Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD (Vision Optique), Scott Schachter, OD (Vision Source and Adj… Read More

NAEVR and ARVO Host Special Inside the National Eye Institute Webinar

06/30/2020 - Michael Steinmetz, PhD, Director of Extramural Science Programs at the National Eye Institute (NEI) On June 26, NAEVR and the Association for Research in Vision… Read More

NAEVR and ARVO Host Special Defense Research Funding Opportunities Webinar

05/21/2020 - CDMRP Vision Program Manager Tian Wang, PhD (image from NAEVR’s 2019 Defense Vision Research Opportunities session at the ARVO Annual Meeting) On May 19 NAEVR, along… Read More

Blind Veterans United Kingdom Research Week

03/15/2020 - In late February, NAEVR Member organization Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) held its Research Week and engaged Blind Veterans United Kingdom’s (BVUK) Dr. Renata Gomes, Chief Scientific Officer, in… Read More

AEVR Educates During the American Glaucoma Society Advocacy Day

02/28/2020 - Featured speaker Paul Lee, MD, JD (Kellogg Eye Institute/University of Michigan, right) with Research to Prevent Blindness President Brian Hofland, PhD (left) and Acting Deputy NEI D… Read More

ARVO Advocates Among First to Request FY2021 NIH/NEI Funding Increases

02/12/2020 - The ARVO advocates included participants in its 2019-2020 Science Communications Fellows, a program managed by ARVO’s Erin Hering (far left), represented by Ruanne Vent-Schmid… Read More

AEVR Holds First-Ever Thyroid Eye Disease Briefing Focusing on Patient Impact

11/21/2019 - Featured speaker Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) On November 14, AEVR’s Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative held its first-ever Thyro… Read More

World Sight Day 2019 Congressional Briefing Focuses on the Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Vision and Eye Health

10/18/2019 - From left: Victoria Sheffield, from the International Eye Foundation, VISION 2020 USA Chair Mitchell Brinks, MD, MPH, and featured speaker Michael F. Chiang, MD, both from the Casey … Read More

Emerging Vision Scientists to Congress: Finalize FY2020 Spending Bills Since Delayed Appropriations Hurt Scientific Progress

09/27/2019 - The class of the Fifth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day (see names  below) who participated in the AEVR and NAEVR events reflecting the breadth of breakthrough vision res… Read More

International Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week Congressional Briefing: New Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Blast-Related Eye Injuries

09/25/2019 - Featured speaker Kapil Bharti, PhD (National Eye Institute)   On September 18, in recognition of both Healthy Aging Month and International Age-related Macula… Read More

NAEVR/AEVR Presents Plaque of Recognition to Retiring NEI Director at NIH Campus Event

09/06/2019 - Retiring NEI Director Paul Sieving, MD, PhD, center, holds a plaque of recognition presented to him by NAEVR/AEVR Boards President Paul Lee, MD, JD (Kellogg Eye Center/Univers… Read More

Speakers Urge More Dry Eye Disease Research As Vision Community Recognizes Dry Eye Awareness Month 2019 with Capitol Hill Briefing and Screening

07/10/2019 - Left to right: The Briefing faculty consisted of Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD (Vision Optique), AEVR Executive Director James Jorkasky, Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society Executive Directo… Read More

NAEVR Meets with US Surgeon General to Advance Vision and Eye Health

06/15/2019 - From left: United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH and Deputy Surgeon General Erica Schwartz, MD, JD On June 13, vision community organization and federal age… Read More

AEVR Congressional Briefing Emphasizes Value of NEI's DRCR Retina Network

05/15/2019 - Featured speakers included DRCR Retina Co-Chairs Jennifer Sun, MD, MPH (Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School) and Daniel F. Martin, MD (Cole Eye Institute/Cleveland Clinic… Read More

Researchers Urge Congress to Raise Budget Caps to Facilitate FY2020 NIH/NEI Funding Increases

05/01/2019 - James Jorkasky and David Epstein in front of the NAEVR Central Booth in the Vancouver Convention Centre Once again, the NAEVR Central Booth served as the Town Hall for vi… Read More

NAEVR Defense Funding Session Features DOD Vision Program Manager, Insights into the FY2019 Program Announcement

04/29/2019 - New CDMRP Vision Program Manager Tian Wang, PhD addresses the audience NAEVR's April 29 Defense-Related Vision Research Opportunities session at the ARVO Annual Meeting i… Read More

Private Vision Research Funding Foundations Advocate with Their Congressional Delegations for FY2020 NIH/NEI Funding Increases

03/28/2019 - Private Vision Research Funding Foundations Advocate with Their Congressional Delegations for FY2020 NIH/NEI Funding Increases On March 28, NAEVR hosted a Private Vision Research Funding Found… Read More

AEVR Congressional Briefing Focuses on Genetic Basis of Glaucoma

03/06/2019 -   Featured speaker Louis R. Pasquale, MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital) On March 6, AEVR held its World Glaucoma Week 2019 Congressional Briefing, … Read More

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