The White House Conference on Aging is held every decade to provide aging policy recommendations to the President and Congress. As much of the conference will address the productivity and quality of life of our aging population, NAEVR's message about the value of federally-funded eye and vision research being conducted by the National Eye Institute (NEI) will be important, as the treatments and therapies emerging from this research can preserve and restore vision.

The conference was held from December 11 to 14, 2005, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

Press Releases

December 14, 2005
White House Conference on Aging Adopts Resolutions With Significant Implications for the Vision Community

December 07, 2005
NAEVR Releases Special Report on the Impact of NIH/NEI-Funded Aging Eye Research to the White House Conference on Aging

December 05, 2005
NAEVR Brings Eye and Vision Focus to a Meeting of Maryland Delegates to the White House Conference on Aging

August 30, 2005
NAEVR'S James Jorkasky Named an At-Large Delegate to 2005 White House Conference on Aging


Vision Community's Vision Health Platform at the WHCoA (December 12, 2005)

NAEVR ad in Roll Call Newspaper (December 12, 2005)

NAEVR Special Report to the White House Conference on Aging: The National Eye Institute (NEI) Responds to the Growing Public Health Problem of Age-related Eye Disease (December 2005).

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  • Eye Facts

    NEI Leads in Eye and Vision Research; Collaborative Research with other NIH Institutes and Federal Entities and the Private Sector (June 2005)

    Vision Impairment and Eye Disease Is A Major Public Health Problem (March 2005)

    Research!America Vision and Blindness fact sheet, developed with NAEVR (March 2008)

    About the Conference

    Conference Schedule

    WHCoA Policy Committee Resolutions