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)
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.
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?”