NEUROBIOLOGY OF EYE MOVEMENTS: FROM MOLECULES TO BEHAVIOR
A New York Academy of Sciences Conference
Co-sponsored with: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and
University Hospitals of Cleveland
October 4-6, 2001, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
CONFERENCE THEME: The ocular motor system is the best understood of all
motor systems; the depth of this understanding ranges from molecular
genetics to abnormal behavior due to neurological disease. This conference
will explore the latest discoveries in how the brain and the peripheral
motor system generate eye movements. Topics will include: the extraocular
muscles and orbital tissues; brainstem and cerebellar mechanisms for
controlling gaze; cerebral and basal ganglionic influences on gaze control;
binocular aspects of gaze control; and, vertigo, nystagmus and other
disorders that disrupt clear vision. The format of the conference will
involve in-depth presentations from invited speakers and a poster session.
This conference will be of interest to basic and clinical scientists,
neurologists, ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, biomedical engineers,
neuroscientists, geneticists, and others who have research interests in this
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Henry J. Kaminski and R. John Leigh, Case Western
University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, Cleveland, Ohio
SPEAKERS AND SESSION CHAIRS: Robert W. Baloh, Jason Barton, Thomas Brandt,
Ulrich Bhttner, Jean Bhttner-Ennever, Bernard Cohen, Robert B. Daroff, L.F.
Dell'Osso, Joseph L. Demer, Elizabeth C. Engle, Paul Gamlin, Michael E.
Goldberg, G. Michael Halmagyi, Thomas Haslwanter, William F. Hoyt, Henry J.
Kaminski, Edward L. Keller, Christopher Kennard, W. Michael King, R. John
Leigh, Frederick A. Miles, Lance M. Optican, Gary D. Paige, Charles
Pierrot-Deseillgny, John D. Porter, Farrel (Ric) Robinson, Clifton M. Schor,
James A. Sharpe, David Sparks, John S. Stahl, Ronald J. Tusa, David M.
Waitzman, Shirley H. Wray, David Zee
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: A contributed poster session will form an integral part
of the conference program. We invite you to submit an abstract. Abstracts
will be selected for presentation in the poster session and for inclusion in
the abstracts booklet. In addition, selected presenters will be invited to
submit a short paper for publication in the conference proceedings in the
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. The deadline for abstract
submission is June 29, 2001.
MORE INFORMATION: Select this link for complete program and registration
information and for details on submitting a poster abstract.
Science & Technology Meetings Department
New York Academy of Sciences
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New York, NY 10021
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