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Women in Vision UK

The Women in Vision UK (WVUK) network has been set up to promote connections between women working in all fields related to Vision, to foster collaborations and mentoring, and overall increase our female profile.

Our network is aimed broadly to all women working in and around vision, from basic research to clinical practice. 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 action is the generation of a list of female speakers, which will become openly 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.

Get involved

ARVO 2018: Sarah Coupland (ARVO Vice president) would like to set up a Women in Vision UK table at the ARVO Women in Eye And Vision Reseach (WEAVR) luncheon, which this year will feature Dr Emily Chew (ARVO immediate past president), as the keynote lecturer. It takes place on May 1st between 1:30pm-3pm. The price is $65 as a member of ARVO, and the monies go to the ARVO Foundation, who then uses the generated funds for Travel Awards for female clinicians/scientists.. Please contact Sarah ( if you would like to participate.

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