Uveitis is an inflammatory disease of the eyes, responsible for up to 20% of all blindness. The mission of the American Uveitis Society is to increase, promote, and disseminate knowledge regarding uveitis and to develop and promote research and investigation in the field.
Uveitis News and Topics of Interest
FOCIS Abstract Submission Closes Jan 28
Abstract submission for FOCIS 2015 closes Wednesday, January 15 The American Uveitis Society is a member society of FOCIS, the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies.
American Uveitis Society Fall 2014 Meeting
October 19, 2014 Social hour 7 to 8 PM General meeting will commence at 8 PM
The American Uveitis Society's Spring 2013 Meeting
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Social hour 5 to 6 PM
Meeting 6 PM until...
We have contracted with SPPLUS Transportation for shuttle service to and between the Convention Center and Harborview Medical Center Research & Training Building, 300 9th Avenue – between 9th Avenue & Alder.
Rider information: the pick-up location is on Convention Place in the charter load zone. Link to a Google map to the Research and Training Building.
Pick-up begins at Convention Place at 4:30pm and runs every 15-20 minutes.
Paid AUS members may attend the meeting at no charge. The fee for guest member attendance will be $50.
AUS at AAO Fall 2012 Meeting
The American Uveitis Society's Fall 2012 Meeting
November 11, 2012
Social hour 7 to 8 PM
Meeting 8 PM until...
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
The University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a full-time clinical-track faculty position for a junior clinician scientist in all Uveitis. Board certification and fellowship training in subspecialty as well as eligibility for licensing in Illinois are expected. The successful candidate must demonstrate interest in K12 career development and potential to succeed in an academic career as a clinical researcher; commitment to providing outstanding clinical care and teaching are expected. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with training and experience.
To apply, send a cover letter with CV and three letters of recommendation to:
Faculty Search Committee for Clinical Services
University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
UIC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
1855 W. Taylor St. MC 648
Chicago, IL, 60612
Attn: J. Daraska.
University of Illinois at Chicago is an AA/EOE.
16 th Annual AUS Winter Symposium
January 14 - 16, 2012
Park City, UT
HLA-B27 disease: bench to bedside
Life after MUST
American Uveitis Society partners with the American Academy of Ophthalmology on EyeWiki
The American Uveitis Society (AUS) has partnered with the AAO on the development of content in the area of uveitis for the AAO’s newly launched EyeWiki. The EyeWiki is an online collaborative knowledge base of ophthalmic information, similar to the Wikipedia. AUS members are encouraged to visit the EyeWiki site and contribute. Contact the EyeWiki Uveitis Section Editor Russell W. Read, MD, PhD for questions.
AUS Meeting during AAO 2010
Abstracts presented during the Annual Meeting of the American Uveitis Society held during the AAO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, 2010 are available here.
Annual Reviews of Basic and Clinical Science in Uveitis2010 Download a PDF of the slides from Dr. Russell Van Gelder's review of advances in uveitis from this year's AUS at AAO meeting.
Suggested Resident Reading List in Uveitis
(Articles published in 2009)
Join the AUS at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa for our annual members meeting and scientific symposium. The festivities begin at 5:30 PM in the Caribbean Ballroom, Salons VI-VIII on the Lobby Level of the hotel. Enjoy hors d' oeuvres and a drink while catching up with colleagues. The scientific meeting will begin at 6 PM with keynote speaker Tammy Martin, PhD, followed by a free paper session. Don't miss it!
Follow the AUS on Twitter
Receive last minute news, meeting updates and other information via the micro-blogging / messaging service Twitter. See us at twitter.com/uveitissociety
AUS to Partner with AAO on 2009 Congressional Advocacy Day
On April 22-23, 2009, the American Uveitis Society will partner with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and 15 other ophthalmic subspecialty and specialized interest societies on Congressional Advocacy Day (CAD) in Washington DC. By partnering with the AAO, the AUS hopes to strengthen ophthalmology’s presence on Capitol Hill, build support for our key legislative priorities and ensure quality eye care for our patients.
An evening briefing will be held Wednesday, April 22nd at the Capital Hilton Hotel to provide CAD attendees with effective tips on lobbying and ophthalmology’s key legislative priorities. On Thursday, April 23rd, CAD registrants will attend meetings on Capitol Hill with their Senators and Representatives and/or their staff to present the concerns and positions of the profession. These CAD visits will be scheduled by the Academy’s Washington D.C. staff.
Congressional Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity for Eye M.D.s to lobby members of Congress on the issues that affect ophthalmologists and our patients. There is no registration fee to participate in Advocacy Day and no prior lobbying experience is necessary. If you wish to stay on for the Mid-Year Forum, the registration fee is $175. (Registration for CAD and MYF will open late January 2009)
If you're new to advocacy, you can sign up to be paired with a mentor when you register! Those participating in the CAD evening issue briefing can earn up to 2 CME credits and an Academy Achievement Award Point. For more information, please visit http://www.aao.org/meetings/myf/ or email Laura Harper at LHarper@aaodc.org.
New Session for 2009: Running for Office: From State to Federal
Prior to the Wednesday CAD dinner briefing, the Academy will hold a new session, Running for Office: from State to Federal to assist those Eye M.D.s who may be considering a run for political office. This 2-hour session (Wednesday, April 22nd from 3pm – 5pm) will provide attendees with the nuts and bolts on running for political office and Academy resources to assist them. For more information,
please e-mail Bob Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Basic and Clinical Science
Download a PDF of the slides from Dr. Russell Van Gelder's review of advances in uveitis from this year's AUS at AAO meeting.