TFOS TRAVEL AWARDS @ ARVO TFOS seeks applicants for the annual TFOS Travel Awards for ARVO 2017. These awards will provide partial travel support for up to four postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, or young investigators (40 years or younger), whose accepted ARVO ’17 abstract, in which they appear as first author, demonstrates significant scientific achievement in the field of tear film or ocular surface research.Each award will be $750.00 USD and will be accompanied by a free ticket to the TFOS Dinner on Monday evening, May 8, in Baltimore, MD.Applicants should email their accepted ARVO abstract, in PDF format, to the Chair of the TFOS Young Investigator Committee, Dr. David A. Sullivan by March 30th, at: will be notified by April 28 and will be announced on the TFOS website. Individuals who have won previous TFOS Travel Awards are eligible to apply. Individuals who are recipients of ARVO 2017 travel grant awards are not eligible to apply.
TFOS DEWS II @ ARVO Eager to learn the findings from the TFOS DEWS II Report?The first official presentation will occur at the 2017 ARVO Annual Meeting, May 7-11, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland.Conclusions and recommendations from the TFOS Dry Eye Workshop II – SIG
Session Number: 125
Session Date/Start Time: May 7, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 4Presenters include: Drs. J Daniel Nelson, Jennifer Craig, David Sullivan, Fiona Stapleton, Mark Willcox, Carlos Belmonte, Anthony Bron, Jose Gomes, James Wolffsohn and Gary NovackPlease note: The TFOS DEWS II Report will be freely available online, both on ScienceDirect ( and the Ocular Surface Journal’s (, homepage, indefinitely. It will be free from the time it publishes, which will coincide with the SIG at ARVO. We are still seeking companies to translate the TFOS DEWS II Report into additional languages. Please contact Amy for more information: than 150 clinical and basic science experts from around the world have created this report. We express our sincere appreciation to all of you, as well as to the companies that have donated the funds to make this initiative possible: Title Sponsor: Alcon, Platinum Sponsor: Shire, Gold Sponsor: Allergan, Silver Sponsor: Bausch & Lomb, Bronze Sponsors: Akorn, CooperVision, Dompé, Horus, Lubris, Oculeve, TearLab, THEA, SIFI, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Sun Pharma Sponsors: Quint Health, Scope Ophthalmics, Senju and ZEISS. For more information, please visit the TFOS DEWS II website:
ARVO DRY EYE POSTER SESSION CONFLICT?It has been brought to our attention that there is a dry eye, non-clinical, poster session scheduled for the same time as the TFOS DEWS II SIG on Sunday. Unfortunately, the ARVO Program Committee has already finalized the program, and will not make further changes. We do not want you to miss your poster presentation OR the TFOS SIG, so ARVO proposed that you may attend the SIG and:Leave a note on your poster board indicating that you are attending the TFOS DEWS II SIG and you will instead present during the All Posters session; ARVO will ensure the session moderator does not flag you as no-shows
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