Due to COVID-19, Capitol Hill and educational events hosted by the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) are currently unable to be held in person but have continued virtually. Check out our recent events below.
May 25, 2022
AEVR's Diabetic Retinopathy Congressional Briefing
On May 25, AEVR's Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative hosted a virtual Congressional Briefing entitled "NEI’s Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research (DRCR) Retina Network: Optimizing Treatment for Diabetic Eye Disease Patients", featuring DRCR Chair Jennifer Sun, MD.
May 12, 2022
NAEVR Hosts Defense Research Funding Session at the 2022 ARVO Annual Meeting
On May 2, NAEVR held its Defense Related Vision Research Opportunities Session at the 2022 ARVO Annual Meeting in Denver. VRP Program Manager Tian Wang, PhD, was the featured speaker.
March 09, 2022
Understanding Glaucoma Patients: Health Disparities and Unmet Need
On March 8, AEVR's Restoring Sight, Saving Vision Initiative hosted a virtual World Glaucoma Week 2022 Congressional Briefing, featuring Leon W. Herndon, Jr. MD (Duke University Medical Center) who spoke about health disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, the second leading cause of preventable vision loss in the United States. Also speaking was Trinh Green, MD, who spoke about being diagnosed with glaucoma at the age of 21 and how she has been dealing with the disease since.
November 17, 2021
Better Understanding Thyroid Eye Disease: Physician, Patient, and Caregiver Perspectives, with a Discussion on Women’s Vision Health
On November 17, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) continued its series of educational briefings on exciting new developments in eye and vision research by recognizing the second annual Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness Week, November 14-20, 2021. This congressional briefing featured guest speakers Kimberly Cockerham, MD, FACS (Central Valley Eye Medical Group), Ron and Vickie Barela (Patient Advocate and Caregiver), Kathryn Godburn Schubert, MPP, CAE (Society for Women’s Health Research), and Kira Baldonado, MPH (Prevent Blindness)
November 10, 2021
Speaking with Keratoconus Patients about Research and Treatments
On November 10, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research premiered its World Keratoconus Day 2021 Congressional Briefing featuring Christopher Rapuano, MD (Wills Eye Hospital) and Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO (University of Iowa).