Press Release
July 25, 2018
CONTACT: James F. Jorkasky
Executive Director

The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) Hosts Two Important Events Held September 27 in Conjunction with the Fourth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill

RSVP for events to Dina Beaumont at
202-407-8325 or

Thursday, September 27
Congressional Briefing: Understanding the Dry Form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) To Develop Effective Treatments
12 Noon, House Rayburn Office Building, Room 2060

Held during International AMD Awareness Week 2018 and Healthy Aging Month, this Briefing begins AEVR's Fourth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill. The briefing features Christine A. Curcio, PhD (University of Alabama Birmingham), who will speak about the latest developments in the treatment of the Dry form of AMD.

Thursday, September 27
Emerging Vision Scientists Reception and Recognition of AEVR’s 25th Anniversary
5:30 - 7:30 pm, House Rayburn Foyer

The reception showcases the work of 21 early-stage vision scientists from across the United States who will display posters and discuss their breakthrough research to save sight and restore vision. The event, made possible by a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, focuses on answering the question, How will this research delay or prevent the $717 billion annual cost of eye disease and vision impairment projected by year 2050? The reception also recognizes the 25th Anniversary of AEVR, the educational foundation serving as the privately funded Friends of the National Eye Institute (NEI) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR), a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation, is proud to announce these educational programs associated with its Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative, a sustained educational effort acknowledged by Congress that recognizes the benefits of federally funded vision research. Visit AEVR’s Web site at