Events

AEVR Briefing Recognizes Second Annual Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness Week and Women’s Vision Health Issues

12/13/2021 - Kimberly Cockerham, MD, FACS (Central Valley Eye Medical Group/Senta Clinic) On November 17, AEVR’s Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative held a virtual glob… Read More

AEVR Hosts World Keratoconus Day Congressional Briefing With Clinicians Speaking to Patients about Research and Treatments

11/16/2021 -    Taylor Young (National Keratoconus Foundation) To watch the video of the briefing, click here. On November 10 and in recognition of World Keratoconus Day 2021, … Read More

AEVR Briefing Educates about Myopia, A Looming Public Health Crisis

10/29/2021 - Jason Compton, OD (Compton Eye Associates, New York, New York) On October 20, AEVR's Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative and co-sponsors (see box below… Read More

AEVR Highlights Latest in Clinical Practice and Research for Patients in its International Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week 2021 Congressional Briefing

10/12/2021 - AEVR began its virtual Seventh Annual Emerging Vision Scientists (EVS) Day with the global International AMD Awareness Week 2021 Congressional Briefing, also held during Healthy Aging Month, that hig… Read More

Emerging Vision Scientists Educate, Advocate

10/04/2021 - Since 2015, AEVR/NAEVR has hosted nearly 180 early-stage investigators on Capitol Hill through its Emerging Vision Scientists Day (EVS) program, which is designed to be an important component of … Read More

AEVR and TFOS Highlight Consequences of Lifestyle Choices on the Ocular Surface

07/13/2021 - Jennifer P. Craig, PhD, FCOptom (The University of Auckland) Click Here to watch a video of the Briefing On July 13, AEVR’s Research Saving Sight, Restoring … Read More

NAEVR and ARVO Host Defense Research Funding Opportunities Webinar

06/04/2021 - CDMRP Vision Program Manager Tian Wang, PhD On June 2 NAEVR, along with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), held a special Defense Research Fundi… Read More

AEVR Recognizes World Glaucoma Week 2021 with a Congressional Briefing Focusing on Optimizing Patient Outcomes

03/12/2021 - Elyse McGlumphy, MD and Mona Kaleem, MD Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Click here to view a video of the briefing. On M… Read More

ARVO Advocates Among First to Request FY2022 NIH/NEI Funding Increases and Research Relief

02/22/2021 - On February 19, NAEVR managed ARVO’s first virtual Advocacy Day, which engaged members of ARVO’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Science Communication Training Fellows, Advocacy Awards winners… Read More

AEVR Hosts Thyroid Eye Disease Congressional Briefing

12/15/2020 - Featured speaker Gary Lelli, MD (Weill Cornell Medicine) Click Here to watch a video of the Briefing On November 19, AEVR’s Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initia… Read More

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

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