WinR Events

Apply Today for an AAO Subspecialty Day Travel Grant

Applications are now being accepted for grants to attend the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day on October 11-12, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. ASRS fellow-in-training members as well as young ASRS retina specialist members are eligible to receive a $2,000 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.

In order to be eligible, you must attend at least 80% of the Retina Subspecialty Day lectures

In addition to completing the application please remember to email your CV to Sam Zerang to complete the application process. You will be contacted directly if you are the recipient of a grant. The application deadline is Monday, August 26.

Interested in being a mentor? Please take a moment to complete the mentor application and be paired up with an aspiring retina specialists.

Upcoming 2019 WinR Events


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.

  • 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 11-12, 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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