We’re sad to say it, but another ARVO has come and gone, but this year’s event was jam packed with new learning, new faces, and new ways to contribute to our industry community. Not to mention, this year’s event was in Honolulu, Hawaii – which was a great perk!
This year, Trial Runners sponsored the ARVO Foundation Gala, and event that is held annually right before the kickoff of the main event to raise money for the Foundation. The ARVO Foundation was founded in 2001 in order to better serve the ARVO community through development, innovation and collaboration in the field of vision research. The night was filled with swaying palms and a gorgeous sunset while we all gathered to enjoy some local favorites while honoring some amazing individuals in the research industry. It was a magical event and we’re so proud to support the foundation’s mission.
In addition to the ARVO Foundation Gala, Trial Runners once again exhibited at this year’s event and we were able to meet lots of new faces as well as get reacquainted with some old friends. This year, we offered some tropical themed gifts as well as cupcakes, ice cream, and a fun local favorite, hurricane popcorn which is a MUST try!
Our executive chairman, Patrick Healy, also had the opportunity to speak on a panel during this year’s event. His presentation was on navigating clinical trials in the ophthalmology space, and we will be featuring a summary of his participation in this conversation on this blog next week – so make sure to check it out!
We want to sincerely thank everyone that took the time to stop by our booth or had a meeting with a member of our team outside of the normal exhibiting time. We loved hearing about your trials, your companies, and the opportunities to potentially partner with a company like ours and we are truly excited to hear what the future holds both for these partnerships and for the field of vision research.
We’ll see you in Vancouver for ARVO 2019!