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Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 Annual Meeting

Apr 28 - May 02, 2019   |   Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada
Specialties : Ophthalmology
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Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 Annual Meeting is organized by The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and will be held from Apr 28 - May 02, 2019 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The CME program for ARVO 2019 will be posted to the Annual Meeting website in late March 2019. The Annual Meeting typically offers over 100 CME sessions and the maximum credit amount ranges from 29 to 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™

Today, more and more, the research conducted in labs travels the full journey from bench to bedside. Whether you are examining the genetics of disease or the possibilities of a new technology to diagnose, treat, or even prevent an eye condition, this work often begins with a burning question that leads to more questions and answers. Those answers and more questions may journey to a patient’s bedside, for a novel treatment. Still, the treatment may lead to more questions - bringing us back to the bench with more questions. To highlight this important work and its evolving journey, ARVO 2019 will have the theme “From bench to bedside and back.”

Educational objectives:
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 
• Discuss the results of basic and clinical ophthalmology investigations and vision research underway, relevant to my area of interest or practice.
• Describe new models and methods being used by researchers and practitioners in eye and vision science. 
• Cite ways in which new research data and methods may influence my research and/or practice.
• Discuss prospective advancements in eye and vision research and/or practice

Annual Meeting Session Types:
• ARVO/Alcon Keynote Sessions
• Achievement Award Lectures
• Other Award Lectures
• Basic/Clinical Lecture
• Cross-Sectional Group Sessions
• Education Courses (Preconference, Saturday)
• Minisymposia
• Paper Sessions
• Poster Sessions 
• Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
• Special Sessions
• Symposia
• Workshops

ARVO/Alcon Keynote Series:

The 2019 opening and closing ARVO/Alcon Keynote Lectures will provide Annual Meeting attendees a chance to dig deep into elements of the meeting theme, From Bench to Bedside and Back, to hear about how scientists are working to better understand genetics in order to address serious and devastating diseases that impact the eye and vision. 

Opening Keynote: Sunday, April 28, 2019
How cells export proteins and RNA - applications to the treatment of disease by Randy W. Schekman, PhD.

Closing Keynote: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Models of translational science to span innovation gaps in academia by Martin Gleave, CM, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Education Courses:

The Courses will be held on Saturday, Apr 27, 2019. Separate registration is required for all Education Courses. Preliminary information about each course is listed below for your reference.

Full-day courses

1. Artificial intelligence - from benchtop to bedside (8 am – 4:30 pm)

After attending this educational course, the participant will be able to:
• Define AI and related methodologies
• Describe the underlying principles of AI
• State examples of application of AI in research and medical technology
• Summarize challenges associated with AI
• Discuss the potential future of AI

2. Diabetic retinopathy: What’s new (8 am – 4:30 pm)

After attending this educational course, the participant will be able to:
• Recognize the molecular mechanisms of diabetic retinopathy and experimental models
• Describe the role of microbiome and diagnostic studies in DR
• Review the systemic factors and genetics, and major clinical trials
• Manage DR patients based on an approach combining control of systemic factors, laser therapy, pharmacotherapy (anti-VEGF and steroids), and surgical therapies
• Communicate updates related to novel therapies and drugs in the pipeline

3. Applying electrophysiological techniques to translational vision research (8 am – 4:30 pm)

The content of this course is suitable for basic and clinician scientists who are new to the use of electrophysiological techniques.

After attending this educational course, the participant will be able to:
• Incorporate electrophysiological measures into their research
• Discuss the cellular origins of the responses and their relation to structural and other functional measures of retinal and optic nerve function
• Incorporate international standards for recording and interpreting electrophysiologic signals into translational and clinical research

Half-day courses

1. Ocular immunology: Fundamentals, disease entities, and future therapeutic opportunities (8:00 am – 12:30 pm)

The content of this course is suitable for basic and clinician scientists new to the study of ocular immunology.

After attending this educational course, the participant will be able to:
• Describe the components of the immune system and immunologic privilege as it pertains to the eye
• Discuss key cellular and molecular factors driving pathology in ocular immune/inflammatory conditions
• Identify current areas of research on immune modulation and future opportunities for targeted immune-based therapies

2. Statistical methods for correlated eye data (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)

After attending this course, participants will be able to:
• Recognize research study designs that require statistical methods for correlated eye data
• Perform comparisons of groups when the two eyes of an individual are in different groups (or the same group) using simple methods that do not accommodate covariates and more complex model-based methods that do accommodate covariates
• Interpret the results of statistical analyses for correlated eye data

Research Grant Administrators Program:

RGA Program will be held on Tuesday, April 30 is an opportunity for research grant administrators, research directors, grant financial managers, grant writers, and project and clinical trial administrators from schools, labs, institutes and societies to get together to learn, network and discuss.

Who should attend?
• Individuals involved in grant management or preparation for one or more Principal Investigators
• Research directors
• Grant financial managers
• Grant writers
• Project and clinical trial administrators

This program assumes the participant has knowledge of basic grant administration concepts and processes.

Cross-sectional Group Sessions:

These Sessions will be held from, April 28 - 29, 2019. If your interests are not easily defined by just one section, consider these Cross-sectional platform sessions.

Sunday, April 28, 8 - 10am

1. Approaches to restoring vision: Where are we now? - VN will be held on
2. The potential and pitfalls of big data - CL

Thursday, May 2, 8 - 10am

1. The gut-axis: emerging roles of the microbiome in ocular immunity and diseases – RC 
2. The single cell revolution: Novel insights and applications for single-cell RNA sequencing in eye research - IM

Sunday, April 28, 1 - 2:30pm

1. The importance of animal research in the bench to bedside pipeline
2. Win-win collaborations between academic and industry
3. China-ARVO Networking Forum
4. Grant writing: Early career funding opportunities

Monday, April 29, 1:15 - 2:45pm

1. NIH-CSR peer review workshop
2. Member-In-Training career forum: Preparing for your future career NOW!
3. Getting published: The light and dark sides…
4. VSS at ARVO – Vision after sight

Tuesday, April 30, 7 - 8:30am
1. Breakfast with the experts

Wednesday, May 1, 12:15 - 1:45pm

1. Overcoming the challenges of international collaboration in ocular research
2. Ethical challenges and solutions for CRISPR treatment in human eye disorders
3. ARVO/WEAVR - Scientists as entrepreneurs (or How to apply your science to business)
4. Clinician-Scientist forum: How to become a successful clinician-scientist
5. How to tell m (e) y (e) story? Why effective communication is needed now more than ever to increase research funding

Thursday, May 2, 12:15 - 1:45am 

1. EVER/ARVO - The breadcrumb trail in glaucoma: From biology to the patient
2. Addressing global blindness through international research collaborations – next frontier for 2020
3. Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS) workshop
4. NEI grants workshop: New NIH regulations concerning human subject and animal research


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Contact No. : +1 240-221-2900
Abstraction date:
November 30, 2018

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Venue Address

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Official Hotels


The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver,

900 W Georgia St,

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada BC V6C 2W6,


Century Plaza Hotel & Spa,

1015 Burrard Street,

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada BC V6Z 1Y5,

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