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.

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).
October 20, 2021
Myopia: A Public Health Crisis
On October 20, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) held its first-ever Congressional Briefing on the incidence, cost burden, and new treatments for refractive errors including Myopia. The briefing featured speakers Jason Compton, OD (Compton Eye Associates, New York, New York) and Katherine Lee, MD, PhD (St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Boise, Idaho)
September 21, 2021
Latest on Clinical Practice and Research for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Patients
On September 21, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) debuted its International AMD Awareness Week 2021 Congressional Briefing featuring Amir H. Kashani, MD, PhD (Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins) and Kapil Bharti, PhD (National Eye Institute), who discussed the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
September 21, 2021
A Conversation: Moving Beyond COVID-19 in My Career Pathway
The Alliance for Eye and Vision Resarch (AEVR) engaged 28 early-stage vision scientists in a 30-minute video conversation about how they have applied lessons learned from COVID-19 laboratory closures to their future research and career pathway.
Lea Bennett, PhD (University of Oklahoma)
Joseph Mertz, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Jennifer Patnaik, PhD (University of Colorado)
Jarrod Harman, PhD (Louisiana State University Health Science Center)
Archana Jalligampala, PhD (University of Louisville)
J. Patrick Mayo, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
Leah Owen, MD, PhD (University of Utah)
Katelyn Swindle-Reilly, PhD (Ohio State University)
Patrice Marie Hicks, PhD (University of Michigan)
Daisy Shu, BOptom, BSc, PhD (Schepens Eye Research Institute)
Sylvia Groth, MD (Vanderbilt University)
Alex Muntz, PhD, MScOptom (University of Auckland)
Roomasa Channa, MD (University of Wisconsin)
Kevin Willeford, OD, PhD (NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry)
Margaret Reynolds, MD (Washington University)
Lindsey De Lott, MD (University of Michigan)
Ann Morrison, OD, PhD (Ohio State University College of Optometry)
Edmund Tsui, MD (UCLA Stein Eye Institute)
Brian Thompson, PhD (Yale University)
Stefan Kurtenbach, PhD (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute)
Thomas Wubben, MD, PhD (University of Michigan)
Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, PhD (University of Southern California)
Milica Margeta, MD, PhD (Mass Eye & Ear/Harvard Medical School)
Roksana Sadeghi, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Mallory McLaughlin, OD (Illinois College of Optometry)
Xi Chen, MD, PhD (Duke University)
Rachel Huckfeldt, MD, PhD (Mass Eye & Ear/Harvard Medical School)
Ji Won Bang, PhD (New York University Grossman School of Medicine)
July 13, 2021
AEVR Hosts Dry Eye Awareness Month 2021 Congressional Briefing
On July 13, AEVR’s Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative and the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) joined with the vision community and coalition partners (see bottom box) in recognizing July 2021 as Dry Eye Awareness Month in the sixth annual Congressional Briefing entitled A Lifestyle Epidemic: Ocular Surface Disease.