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Past Events

National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) Meetings

The NAEC advises the NEI about conducting and supporting research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs that address blinding eye diseases and disorders, visual function mechanisms, sight preservation, and health needs of visually impaired individuals. The group's 12 appointed members are leaders in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, and basic sciences, as well as public policy, law, health policy, economics, and management.

Find minutes and  videocast links for past NAEC meetings

NEI Audacious Goals Initiative

The NEI conducted a prize competition called the Challenge to Identify Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation to promote innovation in vision research.

Learn more about past Audacious Goals Initiative events 

Sayer Vision Research Lecture

The  Sayer Vision Lecture and Award Series provides an opportunity for honorees to explore areas of interdisciplinary collaboration that may lead to advances in diverse medical specialties with relevance to vision research. 

Read more about past Sayer Vision Lectures.

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Last updated: February 21, 2023