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  • 2022-02-09 17:50 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    Russell N Van Gelder MD PhD has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology, the flagship scientific journal from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Read the full details on the AAO website here.

  • 2021-08-18 11:07 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    Today the American Uveitis Society announced the creation of a Task Force charged with reviewing the Society's activities to ensure they are aligned with member needs and expectations. Chaired by Steve Yeh MD, the Task Force will be composed of current members of the AUS who represent the broad membership and are able to provide useful insight and guidance to the Board of Directors. Further details can be found here.

  • 2021-06-23 06:30 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    The National Eye Institute invites you to participate in an online symposium, titled “Investigating the Ocular Surface Microbiome: Best Practices for Low-Biomass Microbial Research,” Monday, August 2, 2021, 3-8 p.m. EDT. 


    The symposium’s goal is to facilitate discussion of technical issues associated with studying the microbiome in a low biomass niche, specifically the ocular surface.


    The symposium will comprise 4 sessions with 3-4 presentations per session. Sessions will address specimen collection and processing, methods for characterizing the ocular surface microbiome, and best practices for generating reproducible data. Discussions to follow each session.


    Registration is free and we welcome your participation in the panel discussions. For more information and to register visit

    Please address questions to Drs. Lisa Neuhold ( or Maryann Redford ( 

  • 2021-01-10 12:19 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    David Hinkle MD named the Oliver and Carroll Dabezies Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr Hinkle, a long time member of the American Uveitis Society,  is a uveitis and retina specialist. More details can be found here.

  • 2019-12-05 14:24 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    On Monday, October 14th during the Society Presidents’ Recognition and Awards Session held in conjunction with AAO 2019 in San Francisco, American Uveitis Society Executive Committee member Steven Yeh MD was recognized for completing his participation in the Academy’s Leadership Development Program XXI, Class of 2019. Dr Yeh was part of a select group of nineteen participants chosen for the LDP XXI, Class of 2019 from among a large group of physicians who were nominated by state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies. The class also included the first participant from Africa who was nominated by the African Ophthalmology Council. 

    Steven Yeh MD being recognized by AAO LDP Director Linda Tsai, MD and Senior Secretary for Advocacy Dan Briceland, MD

    In January 2019, Dr Yeh took part in a 2 ½ day interactive session in San Francisco covering a wide variety of leadership and association management topics. The meeting also included a visit to AAO headquarters to hear from the 2019 Academy President George Williams, MD, MD, CEO David Parke II, MD and Academy Vice Presidents on key priorities for the Academy.  

    During the final LDP XXI session in San Francisco, Dr Yeh heard from leadership of the AAO and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology regarding global collaborative efforts and key priority issues for organized ophthalmology and was encouraged to put his leadership skills to good use.

  • 2019-06-27 19:28 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    The American Uveitis Society's membership unanimously approved revisions to the society's bylaws today. The revisions focused on alterations to the Board of Director terms to establish staggered times in office, allowing for retention of institutional memory and enhancing governance of the society. The official results can be viewed here.

  • 2017-05-01 22:23 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    FOCIS meeting 2017 June 14-18, 2017 Chicago, Illinois; update your knowledge on animal models and pre-clinical targets for immune-mediate uveitis at the AUS member society symposium, June 14, 2017 !

  • 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 Members whose dues are current are admitted free.

    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:

    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 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,

  • 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.

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