WHENMonday, May 2, 10:00 – 10:55am Pacific DST

WHATThe Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the world, with over 11,000 attendees from more than 75 countries.

This Meeting showcases cutting-edge eye and vision science and an early glimpse into the latest advances in potential treatments for eye disease and blindness — often years ahead of their introduction to the clinic.

WHOMajor funders of eye and vision research being presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting:• Paul Sieving, MD, PhD, FARVO, Director, National Eye Institute• Brian Hofland, PhD, President, Research to Prevent Blindness • Stephen Rose, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Foundation Fighting Blindness• Robert Read, Department of Defense Vision Research Program (part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs)
Presenters and researchers will be available for interview.

WHYJoin us to hear about the latest research on• Eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma• Stem cell therapy to restore vision• Gene therapy to restore vision• Imaging tools for the eye• Prosthetic devices to restore vision• Battlefield treatments for eye injuries• Exploration into whole eye transplantation

WHERE• Live online: Register as a virtual attendee• In person: Apply for a press badge

ARVO 2016 Annual MeetingRoom 6E, Washington State Convention Center705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101