NAEVR and ARVO to Host Inside Look at the NEI Webinar

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced that the two organizations will host a Webinar on June 26 at 1:00 pm Eastern (10:00 am Pacific). Entitled An Inside Look at the National Eye Institute, it will be hosted by NAEVR Executive Director James Jorkasky and ARVO President Stephen Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO (Baylor College of Medicine) and feature Michael Steinmetz, PhD, Director of Extramural Science Programs at the NEI.

Dr. Steinmetz will address the NEI’s application review process, budgets and funding policy, and special initiatives, including trans-NIH and trans-agency activities.

The Webinar is being offered in place of the NEI’s Workshop held annually at the ARVO Annual Meeting, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To register, click here.

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) is a 501(c)4 non-profit advocacy coalition comprised of 55 professional, consumer, and industry organizations involved in eye and vision research. Visit the Web site at