New OCAVER board members candidates 12/6,2017

The process of nomination of Board Member candidates from all OCAVER members has finished on Nov. 15, 2017. Based on the counting of votes by the General Secretary (Jijing Pang) and the Director of Board of Trustee Election Committee (Dan-Ning Hu). Fifteen members of OCAVER have been nominated as the candidates of the 2018 Board Members of OCAVER.

The list of Nominees (arranged in alphabetical order of the last name): Jingtai Cao, Danian Chen, Ling Yun Cheng, Xiaohua Gong*, Shikun He, Wei Li, Wei-Ye Li*, Hong Liang, Sheng Lim, Jijing Pang, Zhiqun Tan, Mingwu Wang, Fu-Shin X. Yu*, Jilin Zhou, Meidong Zhu

A brief introduction of the affiliate of the three Nominees (*) that are not the current Board Members of OCAVER:

Xiaohua Gong, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Wei-Ye Li, Drexel University, USA.

Fu-Shin X. Yu, Wayne State Univ, USA

Based on the OCAVER 2017 Board of Trustee Meeting and the Notice of 2018 Election of the Board Members of OCAVER, if there are more than 15 Nominees, the top 15 Nominees will be the candidates. Now, there are just 15 Nominees, therefore, all of these Nominees will be the candidates for the 2018 Board Members of OCAVER. A vote from Dec 15 to Dec 31, 2017 by all members of OCAVER will select 13 of the 15 nominees (a marginal election) to be the 2018 Board Members of OCAVER (added with two Honor Presidents).

Dan-Ning Hu, MD

Director of Board of Trustee Election Committee





Dear OCAVER Members:
 
Now it is the time for the nomination of 2018 OCAVER Awards. All of OCAVER members are
eligible to nominate the awardee candidates before December 1, 2017
1. Eligibility of Nominator and Recipient: The award nominator and recipient must be an
OCAVER member. Seconder, however, is not required to be an OCAVER member, but must be
an individual actively involved in research and familiar with the nominee’s research activity.
Nominators and seconders may only support one nomination for each award, and cannot be from
the same institution as the nominee. Award Selection Committee members should not be
nominated during their service term.


2. There are four OCAVER Awards this year:
   1) OCAVER Outstanding Achievement Award: This award honors outstanding achievement in
vision research and clinical service, teaching, and leadership in the basic and/or clinical sciences
as applied to ophthalmology or visual science, with recognized contribution to the promotion of
collaboration of eye and vision researchers between China and other countries. The recipient will
be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.
   2) OCAVER Outstanding Leadership Award: This award honors persons with outstanding
leadership and achievement in ophthalmological society, especially for those who have made
significant contributions in policy making, international collaboration, and high level
professional activity managing in China. This award will be eligible only to ophthalmologists
and vision researchers in People’s Republic of China. The recipient will be honored with a
certificate from the OCAVER.
   3) OCAVER Young Investigator Award: This award is intended to recognize a young researcher
who is 45 years of age or younger at the time of nomination, and who has made important and
worthwhile contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science, and who shows
substantial promise for future contributions to both eye research and the collaboration of eye and
vision researchers between China and other countries. The recipient will be honored with a
certificate from the OCAVER.
   4) OCAVER Sponsorship Award: Any organization directly or indirectly supporting OCAVER, is
eligible to this award and the organization will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.


3. Process 
Submission of Nomination includes:
   1) Letter of Nomination describing in detail the contributions of the nominee and the nominee’s
current curriculum vitae. The CV must be itemized with all detailed information of education,
work experience, publications, honors, and grants support, etc.  Nominators itemized CV.
   2) Seconder’s names and itemized CV: Nominator is responsible for contacting two individuals
(Outstanding Achievement Award and Young Investigator Award) or one individual (Outstanding
Leadership Award) who are closely familiar with the nominee's work and request that each of
them submits a brief letter (no more than one page).
3. All documents should be sent by email to Secretary in General of OCAVER (Dr. Ji-jing Pang
at
jpangoph@hotmail.com) by December 31, the year before the Award.


4. Selection Process:
The OCAVER Award Selection Committee members will vote for the final awardees if more
than one nominee present in one award. The members of Award Selection Committee were
elected at the 2014 OCAVER Board Members Meeting and included: Drs. Dan-Ning Hu, Chi-
Chao Chan, Shikun He, Jingtai Cao, Hong Liang, Lingyun Cheng and K. Sheng Lim (Hong
Liang resigned in 2017 and her position was replaced by Meidong Zhu).


Ji-Jing Pang, MD, PhD
OCAVER Secretary in General








Notice of 2018 Election of the Board Members of OCAVER


 


Dear OCAVER Members:


 


Based on the OCAVER 2017 Board of Trustee Meeting, which was held in Room 349 of Baltimore Convention Center during ARVO meeting. 2018 OCAVER Board of Trustee Election would begin in October, 2017. A Board of Trustee Election Committee was established to handle this election. Dr. Dan-Ning Hu was elected as the Director of Board of Trustee Election Committee. The committee members are Dan-Ning Hu, Chi-Chao Chan, Shikun He, Jijing Pang, Jingtai Cao, Sheng Lim and Meidong Zhu.


 


Steps of 2018 Election of the Board Members of OCAVER


 


Step 1. Nomination of Board Member candidates from all OCAVER members. Each member can nominate up to 13 candidates with a brief description of each nominee. The Nominees should currently be active OCAVER members. All nominations should be sent via email to: Jijing Pang (jpangoph@hotmail.com) and copy to Dan-Ning Hu (hu2095@yahoo.com) from October 15, 2017- Nov. 15, 2017.


 Step 2. The nomination list will be reviewed by the Board Election Committee members, then the top 15 candidates will be elected as Board Member candidates. This review will take place from Nov 15, 2017 to Dec 15, 2017.


 Step 3. All OCAVER members will vote on the candidates from Dec 15 to Dec 31, 2017. Thirteen of the 15 nominees will be selected (a marginal election), All votes should be sent via email to: Jijing Pang (jpangoph@hotmail.com) and copy to Dan-Ning Hu (hu2095@yahoo.com). All counts will be summarized and sent to the Board Election Committee of the OCAVER. The top 13 candidates with majority voting and the 2 Honorary Chairpersons will be the new Board Members in 2018. Each newly elected member will serve OCAVER for 4 years (May, 2018- May, 2022). The announcement should be sent to all OCAVER members before March 1, 2018.

 Step 4. The Elected Board Members will vote for OCAVER Chairperson during the 2018 ARVO meeting, The new Chair of OCAVER will serve 2 years (May, 2018- May, 2020) and cannot re-elect. The new Chair of OCAVER will select the new Directors of Sub-committee. At 2018 Board of Trustee meeting, a Chair-elected will also be elected by the new Board of Trustee. The Chair-elected will serve two years from May, 2020 to  May,  2022. If the  new  Chair resigns from the position during his/her term, the Chair-elected will automatically become the new Chair.


 


Please start your nominations today, October 15, 2103.

 Thank you for your support!



Dan-Ning Hu, MD


Director, Membership Promotion Committee of OCAVER

Dear OCAVER Members:

 

Now it is the time for the nomination of 2017 OCAVER Awards. All of OCAVER members are eligible to nominate the awardee candidates before December 1, 2016.

 

1. Eligibility of Nominator and Recipient: The award nominator and recipient must be an OCAVER member. Seconder, however, is not required to be an OCAVER member, but must be an individual actively involved in research and familiar with the nominee’s research activity. Nominators and seconders may only support one nomination for each award, and cannot be from the same institution as the nominee. Award Selection Committee members should not be nominated during their service term.

 

2. There are four OCAVER Awards this year:

 

1) OCAVER Outstanding Achievement Award: This award honors outstanding achievement in vision research and clinical service, teaching, and leadership in the basic and/or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology or visual science, with recognized contribution to the promotion of collaboration of eye and vision researchers between China and other countries. The recipient will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

 

2) OCAVER Outstanding Leadership Award: This award honors persons with outstanding leadership and achievement in ophthalmological society, especially for those who have made significant contributions in policy making, international collaboration, and high level professional activity managing in China. This award will be eligible only to ophthalmologists and vision researchers in Peoples Republic of China. The recipient will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

 

3) OCAVER Young Investigator Award: This award is intended to recognize a young researcher who is 45 years of age or younger at the time of nomination, and who has made important and worthwhile contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science, and who shows substantial promise for future contributions to both eye research and the collaboration of eye and vision researchers between China and other countries. The recipient will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

 

4) OCAVER Sponsorship Award: Any organization directly or indirectly supporting OCAVER, is eligible to this award and the organization will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

 

3. Process 

 

Submission of Nomination includes:

 

1) Letter of Nomination describing in detail the contributions of the nominee and the nominee’s current curriculum vitae. The CV must be itemized with all detailed information of education, work experience, publications, honors, and grants support, etc.  Nominators itemized CV.

 

2) Seconder’s names and itemized CV: Nominator is responsible for contacting two individuals who are closely familiar with the nominee's work and request that each of them submits a brief letter (no more than one page).

 

3. All documents should be sent by email to Secretary of OCAVER (Dr. Ji-jing Pang at jpangoph@hotmail.com) by December 31, 2016.

 

4. Selection Process:

 

The OCAVER Award Selection Committee members will vote for the final awardees if more than one nominators present in one award. The members of Award Selection Committee were elected at the 2014 OCAVER Board Members Meeting and included: Drs. Dan-Ning Hu, Chi-Chao Chan, Shikun He, Jingtai Cao, Hong Liang, Lingyun Cheng and K. Sheng Lim.

 

Ji-Jing Pang, MD, PhD

OCAVER Secretary in General

News and Events

 










In May 3, 2016, OCAVER 2016 Board Meeting was held in Room 213, Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) during the 2016 ARVO meeting.


 


Among the 13 OCAVER Board Members including Honorary Chairperson and Chairperson, 9 of them (Dan-Ning Hu, Shikun He, Jijingtai Cao, Ji-jing Pang, Zhiqun Tan, Meidong Zhu, Mingwu Wang, Lingyun Cheng and K. Sheng Lim) attended this meeting. Drs. Chi-Chao Chan, Danian Chen, Hong Liang, Wei Li,  were absent from the meeting and noticed in advance. Dr. David Huang resigned from the Board and the Director of Fund-raising Committee before the meeting due to personal reason.       


 


1. Dr. Shikun He, the Chairperson of the OCAVER, hosted the meeting.


 


2. Dr. Dan-Ning Hu, Director of OCAVER Awards Selection Committee, reported the process for the selection and the decision of 2016 OCAVER Awards.


 


3. Dr. Mingwu Wang, Director of OCAVER Membership Promotion Committee, updated the trend of current changes of OCAVER members, and proposed the plan for the next year.


 


4. Dr. Jingtai Cao reported the plan for the coming OCAVER Newsletters.


 


5. Dr. Ji-jing Pang, Secretary in general, reported what OCAVER did in the past year, especially the fund raising results.


 


6. Dr. Zhiqun Tan reported the progress of OCAVER registration as a non-profit organization and to define OCAVER bylaws following the relevant regulations.


 


7. In order to make OCAVER a formal non-profit organization, the current OCAVER Board Members will be changed to OCAVER Board of Trustees. The OCAVER Board of Trustees will have an annual meeting during ARVO meeting to make decision on policy change and the future directions of OCAVER.


8. OCAVER Board also decided to pay $20 /month phone bill to Chairperson for work related contacts from May 2016.


 


9. OCAVER Board decided to establish a new award: OCAVER ARVO travel Award. Collaborated with ARVO, each year OCAVER will sponsor one OCAVER members who are taking the training and attend the ARVO meeting. Meidong Zhu will be the Director of OCAVER ARVO travel Award. The applicants may apply the grant through the submission of ARVO abstract and OCAVER will confirm the status of OCAVER membership.  The winner will be selected by ARVO.


 


10. The board meeting also discussed the possibilities of establishing a real name WeChat communication group in next ARVO meeting. The name of the OCAVER website will be modified from "OCAVER.com” to “OCAVER.org” based on the relevant regulations for non-profit organization.


 


11. Dr. Jijing Pang is elected as the Director of the OCAVER Fund-raising Committee to replace the resigned David Huang.


 


















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具体时间地点如下: Chinese Ophthalmological Society Workshop: Infection and Immunity
Room Tahoma 1/2, TCC
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sun, May 01


 

Revised Procedure of the OCAVER Award Selection, passed by the OCAVER Board members in 2015

Award Selection Committee member

1. To establish an Award Selection Committee from the Board members to determine the awardees of the outstanding achievement, outstanding leadership, young investigator and sponsorship awardees; The Award Selection Committee will serve 4 years each term and include 7 members and will be voted in the Board Meeting.


2. All of OCAVER members are eligible to nominate the awardees candidates before December
31 every year. The Award Selection Committee members will vote for the awardees if there are more than one candidate for each award. Each Award Selection Committee member can only vote for one candidate in each award. The 3 awardees will be honored in the next year's US-China network meeting during ARVO.

Eligibility of Nominator and Recipient:

The award nominator and recipient must be an OCAVER member. Seconder, however, is not required to be an OCAVER member, but must be an individual actively involved in research and familiar with the nominee’s research activity. Nominators and seconders may only support one nomination for each award, and cannot be from the same institution as the nominee. Award Selection Committee members should not be nominated during their service term.

OCAVER Outstanding Achievement Award

This award honors outstanding achievement in vision research and clinical service, teaching, and leadership in the basic and/or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology or visual science, with recognized contribution to the promotion of collaboration of eye and vision researchers between China and other countries. This is the highest OCAVER award and the recipient will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

OCAVER Outstanding Leadership Award

This award honors persons with outstanding leadership and achievement in ophthalmological society, especially for those who have made significant contributions in policy making, international collaboration, and high level professional activity managing in China.

Eligibility of Nominator and Recipient: Every OCAVER member can nominate one candidate every year similar to other rewards. This award will be eligible only to Ophthalmologists and vision researchers in mainland China.

 

OCAVER Young Investigator Award

This award is intended to recognize a young researcher who is 45 years of age or younger at the time of nomination, and who has made important and worthwhile contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science, and who shows substantial promise for future contributions to both eye research and the collaboration of eye and vision researchers between China and other countries. The recipient will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

OCAVER Sponsorship Award

Any organization directly or indirectly supporting OCAVER, is eligible to this award and the organization will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

Process 

1.    Submission of Nomination includes:

a.       Letter of Nomination and nominator’s itemized CV (as defined in following)- One nomination letter describing in detail the contributions of the nominee as described above.  

b.      The nominee’s current curriculum vitae. The CV must be itemized with all detailed information of education, work experience, publications, honors, and grants support, etc.

2.    Seconder’s names and itemized CV- Nominator is responsible for contacting two individuals who are closely familiar with the nominee's work to submit a brief recommendation letter (no more than one page).

 

3.    All documents should be sent by email to General Secretary of OCAVER by December 31, 2015.

The OCAVER Award Selection Committee will prepare a list of nominees for all awards. The Award Selection Committee member will vote for the final awardees if two or more candidates present in one award. Each Award Selection Committee member can only vote for one candidate in each award. No vote is required if there is only one candidates in one award. However, if any Award Selection Committee member does not agree with this candidate, he/she could send the reason to the Committee. If the Chairperson recognize that this bill meet the basic requirement, then a vote will be organized, if two third of the members vote for supporting this bill, this candidate will be rejected.

All OCAVER board members will be advised after the vote, and will be provided with all the above information used for award selection.

The Awards Committee may decline to recommend any nominees for a particular award because no one is nominated or the nominee is rejected (see above); or may recommend that two individuals share an award. Occasionally, the Awards Committee may hold a nomination over for consideration the following year. Two years of award consideration must pass before an individual may be re-nominated for any award

The members of Award Selection Committee were elected at the 2014 OCAVER Board Members Meeting and included: Drs. Dan-Ning Hu (chairperson), Chi-Chao Chan, Shikun He, Jingtai Cao, Hong Liang, Lingyun Cheng and K. Sheng Lim.

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THE OVERSEAS CHINESE ASSOCIATION for Vision and Eye Research

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

Modified: May 2015

Article 1 Name

The name of this corporation is Overseas Chinese Association for Vision and Eye Research (OCAVER).

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Article 2 Offices

2.1 Principal Office:  The principal office for the transaction of the activities and affairs of the corporation is located at Room 214, 1355 San Palo Street, CA 90033, Los Angeles, USA.

The Chairperson may change the location of the principal office if necessary. Any change of office location shall be noted by the Secretary on this section.

2.2 Other Offices: The Chairperson may establish branch or subordinate office at a suitable place if necessary.

Article 3 Purposes and Objectives

The Overseas Chinese Association for Vision and Eye Research (OCAVER) is a nonprofit and non-political organization. The objectives of this organization are to establish a network among overseas Chinese vision and eye scientists/researchers in basic, clinical and translational research; to strengthen the connection and bounding of its members; to promote scholastic communication and foster collaborations among its members, and to facilitate the liaison of collective activities of its members with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the Chinese Ophthalmologic Society and other ophthalmology or vision science societies from other countries.

Article 4 Membership

4.1 Membership eligibility: Anyone of Chinese descent residing outside of China and working in the field of vision or ophthalmic research is eligible to apply for membership. A member of the OCAVER has the right to participate in the activities organized by OCAVER, as well as the right to elect or to be elected to the Board of Trustees.

4.2 Membership fee: There is no membership fee required currently, although donations from OCAVER members, other well-intentioned persons and institutions are welcome and encouraged. However, depending on the future situations, it is solely at the discretion of the Board of Trustees to determine membership fees.

  4.3 The validation of the membership: membership promotion committee is in charge in validation of the eligibility of an applicant; an individual OCAVER member has the right to resign from the organization by noticing OCAVER Secretary General in writing.

Article 5 Board of Trustees

5.1 The Board of Trustees: The executive body of the OCAVER shall be the Board of Trustees, which shall be composed of no fewer than 10 trustees and no more than 14 trustees and serve a term of 4 years. The Board of Trustees should be elected by secret ballot of all members of OCAVER every 4 years.

 5.2 Chairperson: The chief executive officer of the OCAVER Board of Trustees is the Chairperson. The Chairperson shall be responsible for calling and chairing all meetings of the Board of Trustees; and designating Committees.

The Chairperson should be elected by OCAVER Board of Trustees members and serve a term of 4 years  maximally for 2 terms. When a Chairperson completes his/her term, this Chairperson can be nominated as an Honorary Chairperson with the approval by at least 2/3 of OCAVER Board of Trustees members.  

  The Honorary Chairperson should be the permanent member of the Board of Trustees, and have the same right to vote as an OCAVER Board of Trustees member.

5.3 Secretary General: The secretary general shall assist the Chairperson to conduct all activities of the association. He/she shall notify each planned activity and event to Board of Trustees; and he/she should perform other duties required by the Chairperson and/or Board of Trustees.

5.4 Treasurer: The Treasurer shall receive all funds and disburse them under the direction of the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer shall maintain the OCAVER account activities including to keep full and regular books, show all receipts, deposits, and disbursements. He/she shall make reports and perform other duties as the Chairperson and/or Board of Trustees may require. The books shall be available at any time for inspection by Board of Trustees. The Treasurer shall prepare an annual financial report and distribute it to all OCAVER board members. The annual financial report shall be discussed and passed in annual Board of Trustees meeting. The fiscal year of the Association shall commence May 1 and end next year April 30 of each year.

5.5 These activities are financially supported by OCAVER: OCAVER office supply; website maintenance; OCAVER meeting, OCAVER Board meeting, OCAVER Awards, education/training, OCAVER Board of Trustee Communication with members and other activities approved by OCAVER Board of Trustees. Any spending for OCAVER activities is subject to the approval by the Treasurer and Chairperson. 

Article 6 Meetings

6.1 Annual meetings of OCAVER and Board of Trustees: These two meetings shall be held at the place and on the date designated by the Board of Trustees. Currently, these two annual meetings are scheduled during the ARVO annual meetings. The primary purpose of the Annual Meeting of OCAVER shall be to provide forums for networking and exchange of expertise among its members and ARVO attendees from China and overseas. The primary purpose of the Annual Meeting Board of Trustees shall be the hearing and approval of various reports; the discussion of relevant events, activities and vote for the bills/solutions.

 6.2 Special meetings: Special meetings may be called by the Chairpersons/or Board of Trustees at the times and places that it may designate.

Article 7 Amendment of Bylaws

Changes to the Bylaws: Changes to the Bylaws should be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval by at least two third of the Board members.






Dear OCAVER Board members

 

 

Now it is the time for the nomination of 2015 OCAVER Awards. All of OCAVER members are eligible to nominate the awardee candidates before December 1, 2014.

 

1. Eligibility of Nominator and Recipient: The award nominator and recipient must be an OCAVER member. Seconder, is not required to be an OCAVER member, but must be an individual actively involved in research and familiar with the nominee’s research activity. Nominators and seconders may only support one nomination for each award, and cannot be from the same institution as the nominee. Award Selection Committee members should not be nominated during their service term.

 

2. There are three OCAVER Awards each year:

 

1) OCAVER Outstanding Achievement Award: This award honors outstanding achievement in vision research and clinical service, teaching, and leadership in the basic and/or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology or visual science, with recognized contribution to the promotion of collaboration of eye and vision researchers between China and other countries. This is the highest OCAVER award and the recipient will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

 

2) OCAVER Young Investigator Award: This award is intended to recognize a young researcher who is 45 years of age or younger at the time of nomination, and who has made important and worthwhile contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science, and who shows substantial promise for future contributions to both eye research and the collaboration of eye and vision researchers between China and other countries. The recipient will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

3) OCAVER Sponsorship Award: Any organization directly or indirectly supporting OCAVER, is eligible to this award and the organization will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

 3. Nomination Process:

Submission of Nomination includes:

a. One letter of nomination describing in detail the contributions of the nominee.

b. Nominator’s current itemized CV, it must be itemized with all detailed information of education, work experience, publications, honors, and grants support, etc.

c. A brief summary statement less than 100 words and a list of the nominee's 3-5 most significant articles.

d. Seconder’s names and itemized CV.

 

Nominator is responsible for contacting three individuals who are closely familiar with the nominee's work and request that each of them submits a brief letter (no more than one page) by email to Ji-jing Pang at jpangoph@hotmail.com<mailto:jpangoph@hotmail.com> (Secretary in General of OCAVER ) by December 31, 2014.

 

4. Selection Process:

The OCAVER Award Selection Committee members will vote for the final awardees if more than one nominators present in one award. The members of Award Selection Committee were elected at the 2014 OCAVER Board Members Meeting and included: Drs. Dan-Ning Hu, Chi-Chao Chan, Shikun He, Jingtai Cao, Hong Liang, Lingyun Cheng and K. Sheng Lim.

 

 

 

庞继景

 Ji-jing Pang M. D., Ph. D.

 

OCAVER Secretary in General


2014 OCAVER Board Member Meeting

 

Summary of OCAVER Board meeting 2014

 

On May 7, 2014, 2014 OCAVER Board meeting was held between 1:00-3:00PM in Room S 322, South Building of OCCC, Orlando, Florida during 2014 ARVO annual meeting.

 

Twelve of fifteen newly elected OCAVER Board Members attended the meeting. They are DanNing Hu, Jingtai Cao, LingYun Cheng, Shikun He, David Huang, Hong Liang, Wei Li, K. Sheng Lim, Jijing Pang, Jingsheng Tuo, Mingwu Wang, and Meidong Zhu

Chi-Chao Chan, Danian Chen and Zhiqun Tan did not attend the meeting due to their personal reasons and already informed the OCAVER before meeting.

 

OCAVER honorary Chair, Dr. Dan-Ning Hu hosted the meeting. Dr. Shikun He, the Chair of past OCAVER Board, reported the last 4 years work to the new Board Members. Dr. Jijing Pang, the Secretary of past OCAVER Board, reported the detail procedures of how new OCAVER Board Members were elected.

Following new Chair candidate nominations by newly elected Board members, two members were nominated as Chair candidates. The two Chair candidates were absent before the election was started. Dr. Shikun He was elected as the new OCAVER Chair with 11 votes of Board Members who attended the meeting.

 

Then, elected Chair, Dr. Shikun He hosted the meeting and he suggested Jijing Pang as the General Secretary, Jingtai Cao responsible for OCAVER Newsletter, Mingwu Wang for membership promotion, Hong Liang for IT, Dan-Ning Hu for award selection, David Huang for fund raising , Zhiqun Tan for finance. OCAVER new Board members approved these nominations unanimously. The related committee and members are:

 

OCAVER Membership Promotion and Public relation Committee:

Jingtai Cao ( Newsletter ), Mingwu Wang (Membership Promotion), Hong Liang (IT, Website); Jingsheng Tuo; Meidong Zhu, Zhiqun Tan, Wei Li, and Danian Chen

 

OCAVER Award Selection Committee:

Dan-Ning Hu, Chi-Chao Chan, Shikun He, Jingtai Cao, Hong Liang, Lingyun Cheng and K. Sheng Lim

 

OCAVER Fund Raise and Clinical Research Committee:

David Huang, Mingwu Wang, Jijing Pang, Lingyun Cheng, Jingtai Cao, K. Sheng Lim and Meidong Zhu, Jingsheng Tuo

 

OCAVER financial coordinator:

Zhiqun Tan

 

At the time of open free discussion, the members highly appreciated the voluntary contribution and effort of members of OCAVER, the past OCAVER Board, the past Chair and Secretary of OCAVER for the development of OCAVER in the past four years. For the future development of OCAVER, the board members discussed the promotion of the membership, the right and obligation of the members, the IT-website constructions and Newsletter publication, etc. Jijing Pang passed the honorary Chair, Dr. Chi-Chao Chan’s suggestion to build OCAVER as a formal non-profit organization in the near future. In term of bylaw revision, the Board Members decided to ask Shikun He to prepare a draft of OCAVER by-law before sending it to all OCAVER Board Members to discuss and revise.

 

Members expressed their thanks to the Chinese Ophthalmological Society and ARVO, for their continuous support to the development of OCAVER.

 

Ningli Wang, the current President of Chinese Ophthalmological Society, participated this meeting and expressed his support to OCAVER. He also encouraged OCAVER to enhance the communication and collaboration between ophthalmological researchers from China and all over the world in the future.














 

Dear OCAVER members:


According  to the resolution of OCAVER board meeting last year, the OCAVER Board Election Committee is pleased to announce the 13 candidates who received the most votes cast. 


These 13 candidates are the newly elected OCAVER Board members: Jingtai Cao, Danian Chen, Ling-Yun Cheng, Shikun He, David Huang, Hong Liang, Wei Li, K. Sheng Lim, Jijing Pang, Zhiqun Tan, Jingsheng Tuo, Mingwu Wang, and Meidong  Zhu.  Two candidatesJilin Zhou and Heping Xu) are the elected Alternate Board members.  These two Alternate Board member would replace the elected Board member(s) who could not fulfill their responsibilities for OCAVER  (e.g., resign, return to China).  The new board members will serve OCAVER for 4 years, from May 2014 to May 2018.

 

OCAVER Board Election Committee

2013 OCAVER Board Member Meeting

In May 7, 2013, OCAVER 2013 Board meeting was held in room 214, Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) during ARVO meeting.

Among 16 OCAVER honorary chairs, chair and board members, 8 (Dan-Ning Hu, Shikun He, Jijingtai Cao, Chanqing Ding, Hong Liang, Ji-jing Pang and K. Sheng Lim, Zibing Jin ) attended the meeting. Drs. Chi-Chao Chan, David Huang, Hongmei Zhang and Viet Tran  were absent from the meeting noticed in advance; Drs. Kang Zhang, Tien Y. Wong and Lei Zhou did not attend the meeting either.

Professor Kanxing Zhao, the current president of Chinese Ophthalmological Society also appeared and expressed his support to OCAVER.


                                                                                                                         

1. Dr. Shikun He, Chairman of the OCAVER, hosted the meeting.

2. Dr. Ji-jing Pang, Secratory of the OCAVER, reported what OCAVER did in the past year, especially how the two OCAVER awardees were selected.

3. Dr. Hong Liang, Adminitrator of the OCAVER website, reported the current situation of OCAVER website and gave suggestions about how to improve the OCAVER exchange forum function.

4. Dr. Chanqing Ding introduced the importance for OCAVER to become a non-profit organization and the requirement to match the non-profit organization by the modification of OCAVER bylaws

5. Dr. Jingtai Cao, Director of OCAVER Membership Promotion Committee, reported the works of recent OCAVER Newletters, updated the trend of current changes of OCAVER members, and proposed plans and considerations on “Board Member Election”

 6. After discussion about how to prepare the board member election scheduled on 2014, OCAVER 2013 Board meeting decided to establish a 'Board Member Election Committee' to draft a detail rules for 2014 OCAVER board member election.

7. OCAVER 2013 Board meeting elected Drs. Dan-Ning Hu, Chi-Chao Chan, Shikun He, Ji-jing Pang, Hong Liang, K. Sheng Lim and Jingtai Cao as the 2014 Board Member Election Committee.

8. "Board Member Election Committee" will prepare and process the procedure of 2014 OCAVER Board Member Election in detail.









 

 

 

 

 

2012 OCAVER Board Member Meeting

2012 OCAVER board meeting solution

 

On May 8, 2012, OCAVER board meeting was held in room 210, Convention Center during 2012 ARVO annual meeting.

Eight board members attended the meeting and they are:

Honorary Chairs, Drs Dan-Ning Hu and Chi-Chao Chan; Chair, Dr. Shikun He; Secretary Ji-jing Pang, and other 4 Board members: Drs Kang Zhang, Jingtai Cao, Hong Liang and K. Sheng Lim. Dr. Shikun He hosted the meeting and reported the result of fund raising and OCAVER budget to the board members. Dr. Danning Hu described the current General guideline of OCAVER award and opened to discussion. Dr. Hong Liang reported the current situation of OCAVER website and Dr. Jingtai Cao reported the progress in OCAVER membership promotion. All three issues have been fully discussed and a Board meeting solution has been passed unanimously as following:

 

Solution about the General guideline of OCAVER award

 

This is a supplement to OCAVER board (2010) meeting regarding OCAVER awards and has been passed by the 2012 OCAVER Board Meeting (May 8, 2012).

1. Eligibility of Nominator, Nominee and Seconder

   The award nominator and nominee must be an OCAVER member.

The seconder, however, is not required to be an OCAVER member, but must be an individual actively involved in research and familiar with the nominee's research activity. Nominators and seconders may only support one nomination for each award.

 

2. Award Selection Committee members: The current Award Selection Committee members (Drs. Dan-Ning Hu, Shikun He, Ji-jing Pang, David Huang, Danian Chen, K. Sheng Lim and Tien Y. Wong) should not be nominated during their service term.

3 Awards

 

(1) OCAVER Outstanding Achievement Award
This award honors outstanding achievement in vision and eye research and clinical service, teaching, and leadership in the basic and/or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology or visual science, with recognized contribution to the promotion of collaboration of eye and vision researchers between China and other countries. This is the highest OCAVER award and the recipient will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

(2) OCAVER Young Investigator Award
This award is intended to recognize a young researcher who is 45 years of age or younger at the time of nomination, and who has made important and worthwhile contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science, and who shows substantial promise for future contributions to both eye research and the collaboration of eye and vision researchers between China and other countries. The recipient will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

(3) OCAVER Sponsorship Award
Any organization directly or indirectly supporting OCAVER, is eligible to this award and the organization will be honored with a certificate from the OCAVER.

 

4. Process

(1) Submission of Nomination includes:

a. Letter of nomination and nominator's itemized CV (see following)

b. One letter of nomination describing in detail the contributions of the nominee as described above.
c. A brief summary statement less than 100 words.
d. A list of the nominee's 3-5 most significant articles.
e. The nominee's current curriculum vitae. The CV must be itemized with all detailed information of education, work experience, publications, honors, and grants support, etc.
f. Seconder's names and itemized CV. Nominator is responsible for contacting two individuals who are closely familiar with the nominee's work and request that one of them submits a letter to briefly introduce the nominee's achievement (no more than one page) and the other submits a letter just to support this nomination (no reason is required).

(2) Both nominator and nominee will be notified when all materials have been received.

 

5. Selection Process

The OCAVER Award Selection Committee (OASC) will prepare a list of nominees for all awards and send to all OASC members. If more than one nominee is present in one Award, OASC members will vote for the final awardees. Each member can only vote for one candidate in each award. If only one nominee is nominated, no vote is required, however, if one or more OASC members do not agree with this nomination, he/she may state the reason and to neglect this nomination, the nominator should respond to this opinion and a vote will be requires, if more than two third of the OASC members (five in seven members) agree with the neglect opinion, this nomination will be neglected.

 

6. All OCAVER board members will be advised after the vote, and will be provided with all the above information used for award selection.

In some years, the Awards Committee may decline to recommend any nominees for a particular award, or may recommend that two individuals share an award. Occasionally, the Awards Committee may hold a nomination over for consideration the following year. Two years of award consideration must pass before an individual may be re-nominated for any award.

 

 

Solution about how to improve www.ocaver.com website

 

1. Enhance the 'idea exchange forum'

   1) Add the Chinese translate term, such as '中外眼科交流论坛'

   2) Well inform all the board member, each member is invited to write regularly short   

     articles concerning about his research fields, the newest publications.

 

2. Better use of 'Newsletter'

   1) In order to upload the newsletter to the website in time, Dr Cao will send the

     newsletter in WORD form to Dr Liang.

   2) To introduce more member’s activity in Newsletter.

 

3. Since it is difficult to find our website by simple 'Google' research, we need to add

  more key words, as well as the Chinese characters “海外华人眼科与视觉研究联合会”, “中外眼科交流(etc.).

 

4. Enhance the exchanges between the members.

1) Provide the study opportunity for the young Chinese Ophthalmologists and

   researchers by listing the names of those OCAVER members who can offer the

   training opportunity through OCAVER website

2) Provide the names and e-mail addresses of the potential Chinese collaborators in

   OCAVER website.

 

A Summary of Benefits for the OCAVER membership

 

Concerning the OCAVER Membership promotion, the Board meeting of OCAVER on May 8, 2012 discussed and summarized some benefits for each of the OCAVER member, and suggest to list the benefits in the next Newsletter and OCAVER website, including:

 

         1. Have the right to be voted for OCAVER awards, OCAVER Board; and have the right to recommend OCAVER awards candidates to an OCAVER Board member.

 

         2   . Join a network of overseas Chinese researchers in vision and ophthalmology.

 

         3. To receive the Newsletters from OCAVOR.

 

         4. Enhance communication, collaboration or cooperation with other OCAVER members.

 

    5.   Get personal referral or access to establish the collaboration with Chinese ophthalmological, optometric and vision research organizations or departments and members of Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS).

 

    6.  Have more opportunity to sever the Chinese community and improve the quality of life for the patients with eye diseases.

 

7.   Free membership.

 

 

 

 

The 6th USA-China Networking Luncheon at ARVO

 

On May 2, 2011, the 5th USA-China Networking Luncheon was held at Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA during the ARVO annual meeting.  Drs. David R. Hinton, Kanxing Zhao and Danning Hu hosted the meeting. Three speakers from the US and four speakers from China spoke of resent advances in eye research with the focusing on Visionary Genomics, followed by the OCAVER award ceremony. Dr. Chi-Chao Chan from NEI received Outstanding Achievement Award; Dr. Chen Zhao from Stanford University and Tianjin Eye Hospital received the Young Investigator Award; HAI Laboratories, Inc. received the Sponsorship Award. The Chairman of Overseas Chinese association for vision and eye research (OCAVER), Dr. Shikun He presented the certificates to the award recipients. About 300 researchers including many OCAVER members from all over the world attended the meeting.

2011 OCAVER board member meeting

April, 2011

Drs. Stephen J. Ryan and Shikun He visited the Henan Eye Institute and greeted by their faculty, 3/30,2011.

Dr. Liya Wang (President of Henan Eye Institute) and Dr. Ryan.
Drs.Ryan, and He with the staff of Henan Eye Institute 2011
2007 Ceremony where Henan Eye Institute and Doheny Eye Institute both signed the collaboration agreement.
2010 OCAVER board meeting

Summary of the second OCAVER board members meeting   5/25/2010


During the 2010 ARVO annual meeting, OCAVER board members held second meeting on May 2, 2010. Many issues were discussed during the meeting. Among 16 board members, 9 members (Drs. Dan-Ning Hu, Shikun He, Ji-jing Pang, David Huang, Jingtai Cao, Chuanqing Ding, K. Sheng Lim, Hoai Viet TRAN and Lei Zhou) were present at the meeting. 7 other members (Drs. Chi-Chao Chan, Danian Chen, Kang Zhang, Tien Y. Wong, Hong Liang, Zi-Bing Jin and Hongwei Zhang) were not present at the meeting due to their personal reasons.

 

The OCAVER Chair, Dr. Shikun He hosted the meeting and reported the OCAVER activities in the past year. Dr. Dan-Ning Hu also introduced OCAVER history in the meeting. This meeting focused on the revision of OCAVER bylaw and the future construction of OCAVER. The following solutions were passed in the meeting:

 

1. The service term of OCAVER Chair is 4 years and will be elected directly by Honorary Chairs and Board members during the board meeting each time.


2. Dr. Shikun He was elected as the OCAVER new Chair for 4 years from 2010-2014 by 8 votes (all of board members of the attendee) in the board meeting. He was absent at the time of voting.


3. The current 2 Honorary Chairs (Drs. Dan-Ning Hu and Chi-Chao Chan), 13 board members (Ji-jing Pang, David Huang, Jingtai Cao, Danian Chen, Chuanqing Ding, Zip-Bing Jin, K. Sheng Lim, Hong Liang, Hoai Viet TRAN, Lei Zhou, Tien Y. Wong, Hongwei Zhang and Kang Zhang) will also serve for  4 more years (2010-2014) if they are still working in the field of vision and eye research and like to serve for OCAVER. The current board members should inform OCAVER Secretary by the end of November 2010 if they are still working in the field of vision and eye research and their willing to serve as OCAVER board member.   

 

Dr. Ji-jing Pang will serve as the OCAER secretary for 4 more years (2010-2014).

4. To establish an Award Selection Committee from the Board members to determine the awardees of the outstanding achievement , young investigator and sponsorship awardees; The Award Selection Committee will serve 4 years each term and include 7 members: one Honorary Chair, current Chair, Secretary, one representative from US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

5. The newly elected Award Selection Committee members are Drs. Dan-Ning Hu (Honorary Chair), Shikun He (Chair), Ji-jing Pang (Secretary), David Huang (US), Danian Chen (Canada), K. Sheng Lim (Europe) and Tien Y. Wong (Asia). The service term will be 2010-2014.


6. All of OCAVER members are eligible to nominate the awardees candidates with justifications through the Board members before December 1 every year. The Award Selection Committee members will vote for the awardees if there are more than one candidate for each award by December 31. Each Award Selection Committee member can only vote for one candidate in each award. The 3 awardees will be honored in the next year's US-China network meeting during ARVO.

7. To establish OCAVER Membership Promotion Committee and OCAVER Fund Raise Committee, the committee will serve for 4 years each term. The Director of the Committee will select the committee members.


8. Dr.Jingtai Cao was elected as the Director of OCAVER Membership Promotion Committee from 2010-2014. The OCAVER Membership Promotion Committee members are Drs. Hong Liang and Danian Chen.

9. Dr. Ji-jing Pang was elected as the Director of OCAVER Fund Raise Committee from 2010-2014. The OCAVER Fund Raise Committee members are Drs. Davis Huang, Lei Zhou and Chuanqing Ding.

 

10. The name of the organization will be kept as it was: The Overseas Chinese Association of Vision and Eye Research, however, in theARTICLE 2.0 MEMBERSHIP of bylaw, term of optometry will be included.

 

11. All of OCAVER board members who were in the meeting agreed that the OCAVER will continue to participate the US-China networking meeting at ARVO and the name of OCAVER will be kept in the list of the organizer of theUS-China networking meeting at ARVO.

 

 

OCAVER Awards:

  5/1-5/6.2010,美国眼科学与视觉科学研究年会(ARVO)在佛罗里达州劳德代尔堡市 (Fort Lauderdale) 隆重举行。其间,海外华人视觉及眼科研究联合会(OCAVER)邀请了海内外数位著名的眼科及视觉研究学者在本届OCAVER研讨会上进行学术交流,并首次在会上颁发视觉及眼科研究杰出成就奖视觉及眼科研究杰出青年研究者奖卓越企业合作奖各一名。

这是OCAVER成立以来首次设立荣誉奖项,旨在对贡献突出的华人资深眼科学者及青年眼科研究者予以表彰和鼓励。 经过OCAVER董事会会议认真的讨论,全面评估,OCAVER荣誉主席、纽约眼耳医院研究中心胡诞宁教授荣获杰出成就奖;目前在Doheny眼科研究所进修学习的窦国睿博士荣获杰出青年研究者奖;中国最大的眼科设备制造商六六视觉荣获卓越企业合作奖。大会主席何世坤教授代表OCAVER委员会向获奖学者颁奖,并致以热烈的祝贺
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New website launched for Overseas Chinese Association for Vision and Eye Research.

Welcome to the new OCAVER.com please feel free to look around and become acquainted with the new site.

May 3, 2009

First OCAVER Board Meeting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - From the United States, Britain, France, Switzerland and other countries, OCAVER members (board members) met at the ARVO meeting in a sub committee consisting of OCAVER members.

                Dr. Shikun He presided over the meeting and introduced the purpose of OCAVER which is to strengthen Chinese-US ties regarding research pertinent to Ophthalmology, also noting that the association has no political agenda or affiliation.

                Dr. He introduced the web site for OCAVER, which had been developed during the previous four meetings with ARVO. The website is designated as a place for OCAVER members to find updates and share research as it relates to the associations mission statement.

                Several members discussed their own endeavors while Dr. Dan-Ning Hu described that the different functions of the website. Growth of the association through its members and their own colleagues was discussed as a way to increase the number of OCAVER members, which at current time stands about 300.

                Finally Dr. He summarized the meetings as OCAVER Chairman stating that, the future is to develop a stronger OCAVER, creating better overseas relationships by sharing research.
August 2009

CHONG QING, China -  It was announced that "Retina", the three volume series, Editor-In-Chief Dr. Stephen Ryan, is to be translated into Chinese so that Ophthalmologists in Asia will have access to one of the top Opthalmologic referendums in the world. A benefit for all Chinese speaking ophthalmologists.

August 21, 2009

SHEN YANG , China - Dr. Stephen J. Ryan was honored with the "People's Friendship Award" for his outstanding contributions to the relationship between US and Chinese Ophthalmology communities, as well as his contributions to the modernization of Opthalmology in China.

Dr.Li and Dr.Tang at Doheny 2009
Dr.Li Xiaoxin with Dr.Ryan and Dr.Hinton 2009 at Doheny
November 2007
November of 2007: Chinese Ophthalmologists visit Dr. David Hinton's research lab.
2008 at ARVO
A goup of Chinese Ophthamologist visited Doheny Oct,2009
Dr.Kanxing Zhao visited Doheny Oct,2009