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About GOAP

GOAP aims

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To fund research initiatives in order to advance scientific understanding of retinal diseases
 

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To encourage ophthalmologists to develop skills and to support future thought leaders
 

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To improve treatment outcomes and patient quality of life through management of retinal diseases

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Watch this short video to find out what GOAP is and what it offers.

"One of the key goals of GOAP is to encourage young ophthalmologists and aspiring clinical scientists to pursue careers as retinal specialists. The awards program is helping to ensure that the next generation of patients has access to high-quality eye care by funding cutting-edge research that may lead to new therapies."

 

Dr Jennifer Arnold and Professor Quan Dong Nguyen
(Co-chairs of the Grants Review and Awards Committee)

"One of the key goals of GOAP is to encourage young ophthalmologists and aspiring clinical scientists to pursue careers as retinal specialists. The awards program is helping to ensure that the next generation of patients has access to high-quality eye care by funding cutting-edge research that may lead to new therapies."

 

Dr Jennifer Arnold and Professor Quan Dong Nguyen
(Co-chairs of the Grants Review and Awards Committee)

A truly global program

Since 2012, 780 applications have been received from 59 countries, across five continents*

*Figures as of August 2019

Play the video to find out about the global impact of the awards program and the importance of investing in retinal research.

Watch this video to find out about why GOAP was started and how it supports retinal specialists early in their career.

GOAP impact

Journal publications

90 Journal publications*

Poster presentations

116 Abstracts*

Of which: 33 poster presentations, 25 oral presentations and 58 unknown

*Figures as of December 2019

GOAP awardees have researched a diverse range of topics in the field of retinal disease and have published their results in journals such as The LancetRetina, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

 

"The program is unique in that it provides funding to undertake both clinical and research work and it offers an opportunity for me to consolidate and extend my training."

 

Dr Matthew Simunovic
(GOAP 2014 Fellowship Awardee)

GOAP awardees have researched a diverse range of topics in the field of retinal disease and have published their results in journals such as The LancetRetina, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

 

"The program is unique in that it provides funding to undertake both clinical and research work and it offers an opportunity for me to consolidate and extend my training."

 

Dr Matthew Simunovic
(GOAP 2014 Fellowship Awardee)