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AEVR Virtual Events On September 23, 2020 In Conjunction With The Sixth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day On Capitol Hill

The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) is hosting two virtual events on September 23, 2020 associated with International Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week 2020 and AEVR’s Sixth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill.

Congressional Briefing: Artificial Intelligence in Retinal Diseases—Focus on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)

12pm-1:15pm ET

The briefing features National Eye Institute (NEI) clinician-scientist Tiarnan D. Keenan, BM, BCh, PhD and T.Y. Alvin Liu, MD (Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University) who will speak about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. Jack Stewart, a representative from the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), will also provide an AMD patient’s perspective.

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A Conversation: The Impact of COVID-19 Lab Closures on the Next Generation of Vision Scientists

1:30 – 2:00 pm ET

AEVR is engaging 22 early-stage vision scientists in a conversation about the impact of COVID-19 laboratory closures on their research and overall career pathway. In addition to that conversation, each of the Emerging Vision Scientists has prepared a personal video about their breakthrough eye and vision research that addresses the question “How will this research delay, reduce, and prevent the $717 billion annual cost of eye disease and vision impairment projected by year 2050?”

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