SAVE THE DATE: TFOS DINNER @ ARVO
Please mark your calendars for the annual TFOS Dinner at ARVO on Monday evening May 7, 2012. More details and ticket information will be available in early March.
TFOS TRAVEL AWARDS @ ARVO 2012
TFOS seeks applicants for the annual TFOS Travel Awards at ARVO. These awards will provide partial travel support for at least four postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, or young investigators (35 years or younger), whose accepted ARVO ’12 abstract, in which they appear as first author, demonstrates significant scientific achievement in the field of tear film or ocular surface research. Each monetary award will be accompanied by a free ticket to the TFOS Dinner* on the evening of Monday, May 7th in Fort Lauderdale, as well as membership in TFOS, that includes a subscription to The Ocular Surface (compliments of Alcon).
Applicants should email their accepted ARVO abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5th in PDF format. Awardees will be notified by April 16th and will be announced during the TFOS Dinner. Individuals who are recipients of other ARVO 2012 travel grant awards are not eligible to apply.
*Details about the TFOS Dinner at ARVO will be announced in early March.
EVENT OF THE YEAR
Thank you to Jason Nichols & Contact Lens Spectrum for considering the TFOS MGD Workshop Report their ‘Event of the Year’ for the contact lens industry. As noted, this event that may not, at first, appear to be directly related to contact lenses, but significant portions of the TFOS MGD report were dedicated to discussion of the potential role of contact lens wear in MGD. The impact of the MGD Workshop Reports will be significant for many years to come. Read the Contact Lens Event of 2011.
MGD REPORT UPDATE
Please note that all 9 papers of the TFOS MGD Workshop Report, which was published in IOVS in late March 2011, are ranked among the top 13 read articles in 2011.
ABU DHABI MEETING
In October 2010, TFOS accepted Peter Wiedemann’s invitation to organize and sponsor a 90 minute session at the upcoming World Ophthalmology Congress in Abu Dhabi, February 2012. The session is entitled Surgery-Induced Dry Eye and involves the following speakers and topics:
José Gomes (Brazil)- Definition, diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease
Stefano Barabino (Italy)- Refractive surgery-induced dry eye
Elias Jarade (Dubai)- Penetrating keratoplasty-induced dry eye
Gerd Geerling (Germany)- Ocular plastic surgery-induced dry eye
Stefano Barabino (Italy)- Cataract surgery-induced dry eye
Congratulations to Juan Ding, PhD, a TFOS Member and postdoctoral fellow in David Sullivan’s laboratory, who was awarded the inaugural 2011 ARVO Foundation for Eye Research/Vistakon Dry Eye Fellowship. An international competition was held to determine this recipient, and only one award (i.e. Juan’s) was given this year for basic science. This AFER/Vistakon Dry Eye Fellowship was made available through the generous support of Vistakon and focused on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research (AFER) provides continuing education and stable support for original and innovative vision research, particularly research with translational impact that fosters collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists. The Foundation also supports training for new vision research scientists around the world.
Don’t forget to download the TFOS App! Also note, the MGD Report now has an App available for Android users:
TFOS APP – http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/tfos/id485364890?mt=8
MGD APP – http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/tfos-mgd-report/id484975330?mt=8
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