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  • 2017-03-17 16:43 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    The call for abstracts for the 2017 American Uveitis Society Spring Meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the 2017 ARVO Annual Meeting, is now open. The submission deadline is Friday, April 14, 2017. The meeting will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Save the date and time for a social hour beginning at 5pm with the scientific meeting to follow at 6pm. Non-speaker guest fee is $50. Guest pre-registration is highly encouraged and may be accomplished at www.UveitisSociety.org. Members whose dues are current are admitted free.

    NEW THIS YEAR
    The American Uveitis Society announces the inaugural deliveries of the Ronald E Smith MD Memorial Lecture and the Robert B Nussenblatt MD Memorial Lecture in honor of two of our founding Directors. The Ronald E Smith MD Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Narsing A Rao MD of the University of Southern California and the Robert B Nussenblatt MD Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Rubens Belfort Jr MD PhD MBA of the Federal University of Sao Paulo Brazil.

    Free papers will follow, abstract submission for which is now open.

    Abstract submission is electronic, via this form:

    https://goo.gl/forms/WQfgnvPyeF519ylY2

    The submission website will close at midnight CDT on April 14, 2017. A review committee will select abstracts for presentation and submission does NOT guarantee acceptance. Please be aware that abstracts describing case reports will receive low priority and may be rejected. Please do not submit abstracts that will be presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting. ARVO strictly forbids duplicate presentation. Clinical trials must be registered on clinicaltrials.gov. Please indicate all relevant financial disclosures.

    We look forward to receiving your abstracts!

    H Nida Sen MD MHS
    Russell W Read MD PhD

  • 2017-03-17 16:42 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    The American Uveitis Society today announced that its annual Spring meeting will be held in Baltimore MD in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Further details can be found in the Events section of the Society's website, www.UveitisSociety.org.

  • 2016-11-06 11:44 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    The American Uveitis Society curated reading list for residents, culled from the uveitis literature published in 2015 is now available online. A collaboration between the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Uveitis Society and spearheaded by AUS Educational Liaison Justine Smith MBBS PhD FARVO, the Resident Reading List is an annual project intended to highlight the top papers published in uveitis for the past year. While targeting residents, the list is applicable to anyone with an interest in staying current in uveitis.


  • 2016-08-08 16:30 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    At the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Inaugural C Stephen and Frances Foster Lecture on Uveitis and Immunology will be given by our own Doug Jabs (Please note this lecture is not sponsored by the AUS, this is being provided for your information).


    "Immunosuppression for the Uveitides: Current Status and Future Directions"

    Douglas A. Jabs, MD, MBA


    12:45 PM on Monday, 17 October 2016

    McCormick Place, Room S406A

    Chicago, Illinois

  • 2016-04-12 16:57 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    Don’t forget to register for the upcoming FOCIS meeting! Meeting registration deadline for poster presenters April 1, 2016; Late-breaking abstract submission deadline April 1, 2016; Headquarter hotel registration discount deadline May 20, 2016 

    See more at: http://www.focisnet.org/2013-03-07-14-01-50/2015-annual-meeting#sthash.keTc9tBg.dpuf

  • 2016-03-18 15:42 | Russell Read (Administrator)
  • 2016-03-18 14:45 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    The American Uveitis Society today announced that its annual Spring meeting will be held in Seattle WA in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Further details can be found in the Events section of the Society's website, www.UveitisSociety.org.

  • 2015-11-15 19:57 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    Justine Smith MD PhD was recognized for participation on the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology during AAO 2015 in Las Vegas.  Dr. Smith served for 6 years as a councilor for the American Uveitis Society.

    The Council serves as an advisory body to the Academy’s Board of Trustees.  More than 100 Academy members serve on this body and act as liaisons between their society and the Academy bringing issues identified by their societies to the attention of the Academy’s Board of Trustees. Issues are brought to the Academy Board of Trustees as Council Advisory Recommendations (CARs).  Each spring the Council meets to debate and formulate its recommendations for the Academy Board.

    Representatives to the Council are elected by each state society and by subspecialty societies and specialized interest groups in ophthalmology.  On December 31st, Dr. Smith will conclude her term on the Academy Council. Russell Read MD PhD has been elected by the American Uveitis Society to serve as Councilor to the Academy and will begin his term on January 1, 2016 and participate at the Spring Council Meeting in conjunction with the April 13-16, 2016 Mid-Year Forum in Washington, D.C.    

  • 2015-09-04 15:48 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    The American Uveitis Society announces that its Fall Meeting will be held in conjunction with the AAO Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV on October 15, 2015 at Treasure Island.  Members and guests are invited to join the AUS for a social hour from 7 to 8 PM with the scientific meeting to follow immediately at 8 PM.

    AUS members who's dues are current may attend the meeting at no charge. A guest fee of $50 is accessed for others, but is  waived for non-AUS members who are the presenter of a free paper.

    Dr. Emmett Cunningham will moderate “Controversies in Uveitis.  Case-based comments from a non-consensus panel of experts", followed by a free paper session. The program committee invites abstracts presenting research that will not be presented at the AAO meeting.  Case presentations will be considered if they are of sufficient interest.  Please only submit one abstract per first author.  

    Abstract submission will be electronic and the submission site is now open. Submissions will close on September 30, 2015. Decisions will be made by October 9, 2015 and the corresponding author notified via email.  

    Sincerely,

    Nisha Acharya, M.D., M.S.

    nisha.acharya@ucsf.edu

    Program Chair, AUS Fall Meeting


    Russell W. Read, MD, PhD

    rwread@gmail.com

    Executive Secretary

    American Uveitis Society

     

  • 2015-06-15 20:28 | Russell Read (Administrator)
    The American Uveitis Society joined the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) and other societies and patient advocacy groups to co-sponsor the first ever Congressional Briefing on Uveitis. AUS member Gary N. Holland, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Jack H. Skirball Chair in Ocular Inflammatory Diseases, was a featured speaker.

    Left to right: Gary N Holland MD (Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA), Janine Austin Clayton MD (National Institutes of Health Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health), and James Jorkasky ( Executive Director of AEVR/NAEVR).

     Full details of the briefing can be found on the AEVR website.
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