Women in Vision UK
Our network is aimed broadly at all women working in and around vision, from basic research to clinical practice, with over 200 members so far.
We hope to use the network as a dynamic and lively tool to promote contacts and disseminate information and support tools, particularly for early career researchers. One key early action was the generation of a list of female speakers, which is now available on this website for seminars and conference organisers, as a support to work towards ensuring equal gender representation.
We also hope in the future to engage patient advocates, the public and our next generation of vision pioneers.
-- News flash - ARVO Update --
A number of WVUK members are travelling to Hawaii for our annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting. ARVO is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organisation in the world with nearly 12,000 researchers from over 75 countries.
WVUK are involved in two events at ARVO this year. Members will join Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) for their annual luncheon on Tue 1st May 1.30 - 3 pm at the Ala Moana hotel in Honolulu. The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology are very kindly hosting a WVUK table. We will hear from the ARVO Immediate Past President Emily Chew on "The importance of replication in science: A story of ethics, collaboration and relationships."
Members are also invited to an informal meeting with drinks on the beach at the Beach Bar in the Moana Surfrider Hotel between 5-6.30 pm on Wed 2nd May (http://www.moana-surfrider.com/beachbar). Please do join us if you are free and bring your family.