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The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) Announces Three Congressional Events to be Held in First-Quarter 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Congressional Reception
AEVR 20th Anniversary Celebration: Value of Federally Funded
Vision Research

5:30 – 7:30 pm, Rayburn Foyer


Comments by:

  • Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Eye Institute
  • Peter McDonnell, M.D. (Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins), AEVR President, Host

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Congressional Briefing
Determining the Genetic Basis of Glaucoma to Develop Novel Treatments
12 Noon - 1:15 pm, House Rayburn B-340


Held during the American Glaucoma Society’s Advocacy Day, the briefing focuses on National Eye Institute (NEI)-funded research into the genetic basis of glaucoma. Featured speakers:

  • Janey Wiggs, M.D., Ph.D. (Harvard University/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary)
  • Lou Pasquale, M.D., Ph.D. (Harvard University/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary)
  • James Jorkasky, Executive Director (Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, Host)

Thursday, March 6, 2014, Congressional Briefing
Deployment-Related Vision Trauma Research: Development of a Thermo-Responsive Patch for Ocular Trauma
12 Noon - 1:15 pm, House Rayburn B-338


The briefing is the fifth in a series about battlefield vision trauma research funded by the Vision Trauma Research Program line in Department of Defense (DOD) appropriations. Featured speakers:

  • Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Southern California)
  • James Jorkasky, Executive Director (Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, Host)

RSVP to Dina Beaumont at dinabeau@aol.com or call 202-530-4672