ARVO Asia 2017 – Brisbane, Australia
Early in February the Queensland Eye Institute hosted the 2017 ARVO Asia meeting. This is the Asia Pacific meeting for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and it was the first time this meeting has been held in Australia.
We all enjoyed representing the QEI Lab and presenting our research. There were fantastic presentations, lively discussions, new collaborations forged, and fun downtime with new friends.
The exchange of information at international conferences cannot be beat. There is a special magic that happens when the people doing the research are in the same room, breathing the same air. The human element of scientific research is palpable in that moment more than ever. – Audra
The opportunity to present twice during my first ever international conference was so exciting and such a confidence boost. Being selected to present during ARVO and also as one of only four posterior segment talks at the inaugural Translational Vision Summit was an honour and privilege. – Natalie
ARVO Asia 2017 was my very first international conference – and to say that I absolutely loved it would be an understatement! It was an amazing opportunity to have the ability to relate to other projects, and network with other scientists in such interesting fields of research. – Nadine
ARVO Asia 2017 was a wonderful experience for me, especially as, for the first time, both me and my father (who is an ophthalmologist and a university professor) attended a same conference to present our research. I received very useful feedback on my poster from the conference audience, and so did my father. – Elham
One of the best moments of ARVO Asia 2017 for me was watching my fearless student cuddle up to a massive snake while sipping her beer at the Welcome Reception. – Jenny
Official hashtag for the meeting was #ARVOAsia2017