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ARO International Committee

ARO greatly values its international community! The ARO International Committee has curated the following information for members to reference as they engage with ARO and plan to attend future ARO MidWinter Meetings. 

Planning to Attend the ARO MidWinter Meeting?

Here is some helpful information to help you navigate: 

Upcoming ARO MWM Meetings How do I get a letter of invitation? Please CLICK HERE to email the Executive Office and request a letter of invitation.
Travel Information for Visiting the U.S. and the Department of Homeland Security  Information on Obtaining a Visa
Information on ARO Travel Awards Want to schedule a meeting to take place at the ARO MidWinter Meeting? Stay tuned for more information. 


Stay Engaged with ARO Year-Round!

ARO Updates for International Members  A great way to get connected at the ARO MidWinter Meeting is through the spARO Buddy System! Please contact the Executive Office at for more information or to sign up.
Are you a student, postdoc, resident or fellow? Consider joining spARO! For more information on spARO and their year-round activities,CLICK HERE. Follow us on social media to stay connected!


International Committee Roster:

Chair: Isabel Varela-Nieto, Ph.D.: Spain


  • Barbara Canlon, Ph.D.: Sweden
  • Yun-Hoon Choung, M.D., Ph.D.: Korea
  • Lukas Landegger, M.D.,Ph.D.: Austria
  • Yong Lu, Ph.D.: USA
  • Takayuki Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D.: Japan
  • Sonja Pyott, Ph.D.: Netherlands
  • Saima Riazuddin, Ph.D.: USA
  • Council Liaison:  John Brigande, Ph.D.: USA
  • spARO Representative: Patrick Atkinson, Ph.D.: USA