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CLAO ERF/Sjogrens (SSF) Scientific Research Grant
Thank you to all who have submitted applications for the CLAO ERF/Sjögrens (SSF) Scientific Research Grant. The Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists Education and Research Foundation (CLAO ERF) in partnership with the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation (SSF) announced the availability of one Scientific Research Grant to be awarded December 31, 2013. This award will be for $3,000 and is intended to provide support for proposals specifically concerned with issues directly related to dry eye and ocular surface disease. The award recipient will be announced later this month - congratulations to all who have participated.
CLAO International Symposium and Congress ~ June 12-15, 2014 ~ InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel ~ Toronto, Canada
Save the date - Learn more about the latest techniques/technology and cutting-edge information in contact lens and related vision science!
Join us for 2½ days of outstanding education while enjoying the beauty and culture of cosmopolitan Toronto. June 12 will feature an evening ‘Welcome Reception’, followed by programming on June 13-15.
Preliminary topics include:
What’s New for Keratoconus
- Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: International Update
- Specialty Soft Lenses and Hybrid Lenses
- Scleral RGP Lenses
- Orthokeratology: Threat or Opportunity?
- Aspherics, Wavefront-Optimized Contact Lenses, and Wavefront-Guided Contact Lenses
- Choosing an IOL: Imaging, Optics, Visual Acuity and Visual Function
- Contact Lens as Part of Your Practice: Business Aspects of Prescribing and Dispensing
- Risk Management/Ethics
Contact Lens as a Therapeutic Platform
- Drug Delivery
- Myopia Control
- Contact Lens Discomfort: New Options, New Directions
The meeting will also feature Professor Donald TH Tan, FRCS, who will present the Oliver H. Dabezies, Jr, MD, Lecture; Allan R. Slomovic, MD, FRCSC, who will present the Harold A. Stein, MD, Lecture; and Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, who will be the program’s Keynote presenter.
More information on programming, registration and housing is coming soon!
Scientific Symposium: Silicone Hydrogel Lenses - Ten Years Later
A unique scientific symposium entitled “ Silicone Hydrogel Lenses – Ten Year Later” sponsored by the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc® (CLAO®) and CLAO's peer-reviewed Journal, Eye & Contact Lens (ECL), was held at the Riverside Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday and Saturday May 4-5, 2012, just prior to the AVRO Meeting. The purpose of this Symposium was to review the developments in silicone lenses over the past decade and to present cutting edge research in the field.
Internationally renowned contact lens researchers from around the world were invited to participate in this special event. Each expert presenter will be submitting a paper to ECL based on their presentation at the Symposium and on their area of expertise within the subject. After the peer-review process, these papers will be published in an issue of ECL. This issue compilation will serve as the most current and comprehensive stand-alone reference on this important subject of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. This educational project is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant to CLAO from Vistakon, Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JJVCI).
Click here to view the program brochure with speaker titles and presentation abstracts.