WinR Events

Upcoming 2019 WinR Events

Next Event: 

WinR ARVO Reception 
Sunday, April 28
6:30-8:00 PM
ARVO Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada

The ASRS Women in Retina (WinR) Section invites you to a reception on Sunday, April 28, from 6:30-8:00 PM at the ARVO 2019 Annual Meeting in Vancouver. The reception will feature WinR members presenting their ARVO research papers and posters and will provide an opportunity to learn more about the WinR mentoring program.

Even if you are not planning to present, all are welcome to join us for the reception. The event is complimentary and open to all WinR members. Please RSVP by April 19 to Sam Zerang


Mark your calendars for these upcoming WinR events. Please note that the events at AAO  and WIO meetings offer travel grants. Each fellow is eligible to receive one travel grant per year.

  • ARVO Annual Meeting
    Vancouver, Canada – April 28, 2019

    WinR will host a reception for ASRS members and retina fellows at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. The reception is an opportunity to present research and provide practice at the podium, exposure of young women’s research and talents, as well as potential for coaching. Please see abpve for details on how to submit an abstract and RSVP to attend the reception.

  • 37th ASRS Annual Meeting
    Chicago, IL – July 26-31, 2019
    WinR will host their annual luncheon during the 37th ASRS Annual Meeting.  The luncheon will feature a keynote speaker; while the case conference offers WinR members the opportunity to present interesting cases.

  • Women in Ophthalmology 2019 Summer Symposium
    Coeur d'Alene, ID – August 22-25, 2019
    Both mentors and mentees will have the opportunity to network with women who are prominent in organized ophthalmology, including past presidents of WIO, presidents of subspecialty societies, chairwomen, and prominent researchers. The $2,000 mentee grant will cover travel and other related meeting expenses.
  • AAO Subspecialty Day 
    San Francisco, CA – October 12-15, 2019
    ASRS Fellow-in-Training (FIT) members and young ASRS physician members (up to 2 years out of fellowship) are eligible to receive a $2000 travel grant. The travel grant will give you the opportunity to attend Retina Subspecialty Day accompanied by a senior WinR member, who will act as a mentor throughout the program. At the meeting, both mentors and fellows-in-training will have opportunities to network with women who are prominent in organizational ophthalmology, including past presidents of AAO, presidents of subspecialty societies, chairwomen, and prominent researchers.


Audio-Visual Likeness Release: At these events, the American Society of Retina Specialists may be photographing, videotaping, and/or audio-taping. Through your participation, you acknowledge these activities and agree to allow your image and likeness, if recorded, to be used by the ASRS in Society publications, on the ASRS website, and in marketing and promotional materials. Attendees of these ASRS events waive all claims against the Society for any liability resulting from these uses. Attendees agree that no compensation will be received in connection with the recording, use or distribution of their image.

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