ARVO - The Association for Reserch in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO) annual meeting is held during the first week in May, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The resident may attend only if presenting a paper or poster.
AAO - American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is held annually during the fall. Our residents attend in their third year. The department will pay for residents to attend this meeting once during residency, according to UTMB and Ophthalmology Department travel guidelines. The course(s) the resident will attend must be submitted to and approved by the Program Director.
Texas Ophthalmological Assoc. Members Lobby Congress in DC
During the AAO’s annual Congressional Advocacy Day in Washington DC, hundreds of ophthalmologists reminded federal lawmakers why medical and surgical eye care is so important to millions of patients nationwide. These members, including TOA members, advocated directly to our members of Congress. Among the issues discussed were:
- Existing regulatory barriers that limit physicians’ availability to their patients;
- The need for timely access to sight-saving treatments, including compounded drugs; and
- Sustained federal funding for important vision research programs.
UTMB residents that attended:
2019 Recipients - Drs. Jed Assam and Hamza Pasha.
2020 Recipients: Drs. Karima Khimani and Eric Niespodzany (Note: No picture - cancelled due to COVID-19)
ASCRS - The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) is an independent non-profit organization founded in August of 1974 to disseminate information about anterior segment ophthalmic surgery. Through its educational programs and services, ASCRS has become the physician’s primary source of up-to-date information on scientific developments within the field, as well as the regulatory decisions that affect ophthalmic practices.