Events

Emerging Vision Scientists to Congress: Finalize FY2023 Spending Bills Since Delayed Appropriations Hurt Scientific Progress

09/29/2022 - The class of the Eighth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day (see names in the box below) who participated in the AEVR and NAEVR events reflecting the breadth of breakthrough vision… Read More

AEVR Returns to In-Person Events with Age-Related Macular Degeneration Congressional Briefing

09/28/2022 - James T. Handa, MD (Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University) On September 21, AEVR partnered with the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) to recognize S… Read More

AEVR Hosts Virtual Congressional Briefing on Dry Eye Disease

07/17/2022 - Anat Galor MD, MSPH (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Click here to watch the video On July 13, the Alliance for Ey… Read More

AEVR Hosts Virtual Congessional Briefing on Diabetic Retinopathy

05/26/2022 - Jennifer Sun MD, MPH (Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School) Click here to watch the video. On May 25, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR… Read More

NAEVR Hosts Defense Research Funding Session at ARVO Annual Meeting

05/12/2022 - VRP Program Manager Tian Wang, PhD, speaks to the audience Click here to watch the video. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the NAEVR Defen… Read More

AEVR Celebrates World Glaucoma Week with Congressional Briefing

03/10/2022 - Leon Herndon, MD (Duke University Medical Center) Click here to view a video of the briefing On March 8, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) cele… Read More

ARVO Advocates Urge Congress to Finalize FY2022 Appropriations, Fund NIH for FY2023

03/04/2022 - On February 25, NAEVR organized ARVO’s virtual Advocacy Day. This event engaged members of ARVO’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC), Advocacy Awards winners, the Advoc… Read More

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

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