NAEVR and AEVR have returned to in-person events as circumstances permit. Videos of NAEVR activities and AEVR Congressional briefings are available below.

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.
June 02, 2021
NAEVR and ARVO Host Defense Research Funding Opportunities Webinar
On June 2 NAEVR, along with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), held a special Defense Research Funding Opportunities Webinar hosted by NAEVR Executive Director James Jorkasky. Featuring Q. Tian Wang, PhD, Program Manager for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Vision Research Program (VRP), this was the second year of this virtual event usually held as NAEVR’s annual Defense Research Funding Opportunities session at the ARVO Annual Meeting. More than 200 interested researchers registered for the event.
March 11, 2021
Glaucoma: Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes
As part of their new Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) has announced their World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing entitled Glaucoma: Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes to be held virtually on March 11.. Featured speakers include clinician scientist-educators Mona Kaleem, MD and Elyse Joelle McGlumphy, MD—both from the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine—who will speak about glaucoma and their respective clinical experiences in treating patients, as well as their research efforts to better understand and optimize the patient experience. Glaucoma Research Foundation’s patient representative Amanda Eddy, who was born with glaucoma, will speak about quality-of-life challenges presented by the disease.