The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has extended the deadline for abstract submissions to
June 16, 2005 for its Ocular Cell and Molecular Biology (OCMB) Conference to be held September 8-10, 2005 at the Colony Beach
and Tennis Resort in Sarasota, Fla.
The OCMB Conference is designed to be highly interactive, focusing on studies of the retina, lens, cornea, and other ocular
tissues. The three-day format will include in-depth presentations by invited speakers and researchers selected from submitted
abstracts, and poster session presentations. Attendance is limited to 150 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and students.
Keynote speakers will be David Beebe, PhD, Elizabeth Fini, PhD, William Hauswirth, PhD, Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD, Kris
Palczewski, PhD, and Mansoor Sarfarazi, PhD. Steven E. Wilson, MD, and Joe G. Hollyfield, PhD, of the Cleveland Clinic
Foundation are the meeting’s organizers.
First held in Dallas, Texas in 1992, the OCMB Conference is designed to provide close interaction between scientists in
different areas of cell and molecular eye research. Past meetings have also been held in San Diego, Calif. (1995), Tammaron,
Colo. (1997), and Keystone, Colo. (1999).
To submit an abstract or register to attend the conference, logon to arvo/ocmb or contact Rhonda Williams at 240-221-2908 or rwilliamsarvo.
Established in 1928, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO) is a membership organization of
more than 11,300 eye and vision researchers from over 70 countries. The Association encourages and assists its members and
others in research, training, publication and dissemination of knowledge in vision and ophthalmology. ARVO’s headquarters are
located in Rockville, Maryland. The Association’s Web site is arvo.
Contact: Elinore Tibbetts
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology