Events

Iowa Researcher Seeks to Improve Corneal Transplantation Outcomes

03/21/2017 -   Featured speaker Mark Greiner, M.D. (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine) On March 21, AEVR hosted its eighth military eye trauma Congressional Briefin… Read More

AEVR Congressional Briefing Focuses on Translating Glaucoma Therapy from Bench to Bedside

03/09/2017 - Featured speaker Malik Y. Kahook, M.D. (University of Colorado School of Medicine) On March 9, AEVR held its World Glaucoma Week 2017 Congressional Briefing, co-hosted by… Read More

World Sight Day Congressional Briefing Focuses on NASEM Report

10/13/2016 -   From left: Speakers included Meg McCoy, J.D., M.P.H., (NASEM), Eve Higginbotham, M.D. (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania) and Lori Grover, O.D., Ph.D. (Kin… Read More

NAEVR and ARVO Participate in the Fourth Annual Rally for Medical Research Advocacy Day As NAEVR Hosts Clinician-scientist Researching Retinal Regeneration

09/21/2016 - NAEVR co-hosted the Texas delegation, which included retinal regeneration researcher Sai Chavala, M.D. (University of North Texas Health Science Center), right, bone researcher Babat… Read More

Emerging Vision Scientists Educate and Advocate on Capitol Hill About Their Research to Reduce the Burden of Eye Disease

09/14/2016 -     Click here to watch a video of the EVS Capitol Hill Reception The second class of 22 Emerging Vision Scientists (see names in box below)… Read More

International Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Week Congressional Briefing: Sustained NIH Funding Has Resulted in Successful AMD Diagnostics and Therapies

09/14/2016 - International Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week Congressional Briefing: Sustained NIH Funding Has Resulted in Successful AMD Diagnostics and Therapies Feature… Read More

AEVR Congressional Briefing Addresses Research into Dry Eye

06/08/2016 - AEVR Congressional Briefing Addresses Research into Dry Eye Featured speaker Kelly K. Nichols, O.D., M.P.H. PhD., Dean of the School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at B… Read More

NAEVR’s Defense Funding Session Complements the Vision and Traumatic Brain Injury Session at the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting

05/02/2016 - NAEVR’s Defense Funding Session Complements the Vision and Traumatic Brain Injury Session at the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting NAEVR’s May 2 Defense-Related Vision Research Op… Read More

Emerging Vision Scientists Energize NAEVR Central at ARVO 2016

05/01/2016 - Emerging Vision Scientists Energize NAEVR Central at ARVO 2016 James Jorkasky and David Epstein in front of the NAEVR Central Booth The NAEVR Central Booth at the ARVO… Read More

Private Funding Foundations Educate About Their Role in Vision Research, Advocate for Increased NEI Funding

04/06/2016 - Private Funding Foundations Educate About their Role in Vision Research, Advocate for Increased NEI Funding Brian Hofland, Ph.D., from Research to Prevent Blindness, with Mor… Read More

Deployment-related Vision Trauma Research Congressional Briefing

03/17/2016 - DOD-Funded Researcher Develops Drug-Delivering Contact Lens Featured speaker Joseph Ciolino, M.D. (Mass Eye & Ear/Harvard Medical School) On March 17, AEVR hosted its… Read More

AEVR Congressional Briefing Addresses Public Health Challenges in Glaucoma

03/09/2016 - AEVR Congressional Briefing Addresses Public Health Challenges in Glaucoma Featured speaker David S. Friedman, M.D., PhD. M.P.H. (Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University Sch… Read More

Hill Letters Request Vision Trauma Research Funding at $15 M in FY2017, Support for Defense Health Programs in Defense Appropriations

03/01/2016 - Hill Letters Request Vision Trauma Research Funding at $15 M in FY2017, Support for Defense Health Programs in Defense Appropriations On March 16, NAEVR member Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) … Read More

ARVO Advocates Thank Congress for FY2016 NIH/NEI Increase, Urge FY2017 Budget Growth

02/12/2016 - ARVO Advocates Thank Congress For FY2016 NIH/NEI Increase, Urge FY2017 Budget Growth The ARVO Members-in-Training (MIT) and Emerging Vision Scientists (EVSs) included from left: … Read More

Emerging Vision Scientists Educate, Advocate on Capitol Hill About Their Research to Reduce the Burden of Eye Disease

10/09/2015 -     A video about the Emerging Vision Scientists Capitol Hill Reception is available here. The first-ever class of 21 Emerging Vision Scientis… Read More

World Sight Day 2015 Congressional Briefing Addresses Burden of Uncorrected Refractive Errors

10/07/2015 -   World Sight Day 2015 Congressional Briefing Addresses Burden of Uncorrected Refractive Errors Left to right: The Briefing participants include… Read More

International Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Week Congressional Briefing: NEI Researchers Discuss Therapies for This Leading Cause of Blindness

09/18/2015 - International Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Week Congressional Briefing: NEI Researchers Discuss Therapies for this Leading Cause of Blindness Featured speakers from the … Read More

NAEVR Participates in Project Gemini Exchange Program

06/15/2015 - NAEVR Participates in Project Gemini Exchange Program The full group of 2015 Project Gemini participants—including United States, United Kingdom, and South African veterans-visit… Read More

AEVR Holds First-ever Congressional Briefing on Uveitis

06/03/2015 - AEVR Holds First-Ever Congressional Briefing on Uveitis Featured speaker Gary N. Holland, M.D. (Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA) and Janine Aust… Read More

ARVO, NAEVR Witness Testifies Regarding NIH/NEI Funding

05/29/2015 - ARVO, NAEVR Witness Testifies Regarding NIH/NEI Funding House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Tom Cole (R-OK), center, and Robert Anderson, Ph.D., left, and Daniel Carr, P… Read More

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