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Sara Peterson speterson at cvs.rochester.edu
Tue May 25 14:37:01 GMT 2004

There was an error in the previous email regarding one of the session 
titles under the Thursday at the OSA Annual Meeting section.  Please 
note that the corrected title is, "New Advances in Retinal Imaging."

Online registration is now available at 

The abstract submission form can be found at 

The abstract submission and registration deadline for FVM is July 31st, 2004.

The Fourth Annual Fall Vision Meeting (FVM) will be held at the
Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester on October 15, 16
and 17, 2004.

Additional information and registration instructions for FVM can be
found at http://www.fallvisionmeeting.org/. The Fall Vision Meeting
is a low cost, high quality meeting designed to focus discussion on
key issues in vision science.  The registration fee of $125 is
optional for all participants, including invited speakers. This
year's meeting will celebrate John Krauskopf as the 2004 recipient of 
the Tillyer Award. The Young Investigator Award, which
includes a cash prize, will be given to the student or post-doc who
gives the best presentation at the meeting.

The FVM will immediately follow the Annual Meeting of the Optical
Society of America at which there will be at least one additional day
of vision-related presentations (Thursday, Oct. 14). See
http://www.osa.org/meetings/annual/ for additional information.
The abstract submission deadline for the OSA Annual Meeting has passed.

Overview of this Year's Fall Vision Meeting:
This year's meeting is organized around 9 Workshops, each with 4-5
speakers and a format designed to promote active discussion of key
issues in vision science.  There will be no parallel sessions. We
encourage contributed posters, which will be displayed during
sessions held in series with the workshops. There will also be
limited time available for contributed talks.

Visual Plasticity in "Normal" Vision (Vision Technical Group)
There is increasing interest in examining how the human visual system
adapts as a function of experience throughout life.  This symposium
will explore the site and mechanisms underlying this plasticity.
Organizer/Discussion Leader - Manfred Fahle
Takeo Watanabe, Boston University
Daphne Bavelier, University of Rochester
Geoffrey Ghose, University of Minnesota
Michael Merzenich, University of California, San Francisco

Physiology of Cortical Adaptation (Vision and Clinic Technical Groups)
The fields of psychophysics, neurophysiology and fMRI all examine
adaptation or use it as a tool. Are they really all studying the same
thing? If so, what do the results across these three disciplines tell
us about the mechanisms of adaptation?
Organizer/Discussion Leader - Alex Wade
Tony Movshon, New York University
Geoffrey Boynton, The Salk Institute
Benjamin Backus, University of Pennsylvania
Randolph Blake, Vanderbilt University

Visual Plasticity and Rehabilitation (Vision and Clinical Technical Groups)
Even though it is known that visual training can improve performance
in the visually impaired, little is know about the mechanisms
underlying this improvement.  This makes it difficult for clinicians
to identify patients whose performance might be improved with
rehabilitative training, and means that there is very little
consensus on what sorts of training would be most useful for
patients.  This workshop and discussion will focus on: What is the
best strategy to rehabilitate vision in humans after damage? Molding
the visual world to the abnormal brain or molding the brain to the
visual world? What are the limits to visual system plasticity?
Organizer/Discussion Leader - Krystel Huxlin
Bernard Sabel, University of Magdeburg Medical School (Germany)
Daphne Maurer, McMaster University
Lynne Kiorpes, New York University
Donald E. Mitchell, Dalhousie University

Low Vision Devices and Applications (Clinical Technical Group)
As computing power becomes cheaper and more miniaturized it has
become easier to provide the visually impaired with sophisticated low
vision devices.
Organizer/Discussion Leader - Robert Massof
Eli Peli, Harvard University
Gislin Dagnelie, Johns Hopkins University
Graham Strong, University of Waterloo
Noa Rensing, MicroOptical Engineering Corp.

Non-classical Spectral Inputs to Visual Pathways (Color Technical Group)
This symposium will present findings on recently discovered
photosensitive ganglion cells as well as several other novel cellular
inputs to visual pathways.
Organizer/Discussion Leader - Joel Pokorny
Hao Sun, SUNY College of Optometry
Dennis Dacey, University of Washington, Seattle
Paul Gamlin, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Steve Massey, University of Texas at Houston

Models of Color Appearance (Color Technical Group)
This symposium will present advances in color theory from
computational, psychophysical and applied perspectives.
Organizer/Discussion Leader - Kathy Mullen
David Brainard, University of Pennsylvania
Mark Fairchild, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kenneth Knoblauch, INSERM, Bron (France)
Ranier Mausfeld, Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel (Germany)

Time Scales and Significance of Adaptation (Color Technical Group)
This symposium will present recent data on mechanisms of adaptation
with very short time scales and those with unusually long time
scales.  We ask, to what extent can time scales help us to infer the
locus of adaptation in the visual pathways, and do the unusual time
scales provide new insight into the function of adaptation?
Organizer/Discussion Leader - Qasim Zaidi
Barry Lee, SUNY State College of Optometry
Peter Lennie, New York University
Jay Neitz, Medical College of Wisconsin
Donald MacLeod, University of California, San Diego

Innovations in Eyetracking (Applications Technical Group)
Recent advances in eyetracking technology and methodologies have
opened new areas of research.  The advent of high-speed imaging
systems allows real-time tracking at rates equal to or greater than
that possible with analog and opto-mechanical systems.
Ever-increasing processing power in desktop and embedded processors
presents new opportunities to implement complex algorithms that were
computationally prohibitive in the past.  The miniaturization of
electronics has also played a role; systems that until recently were
restricted to use in the laboratory have now been reduced in bulk and
power consumption to the extent that real-time, wearable eyetrackers
are practical.  This workshop will review these advances and focus on
results from research made possible by those advances.
Organizer/Discussion Leader - Mary Hayhoe
Jeffrey Mulligan, NASA Ames Research Center
Jeff Pelz, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kathleen Turano, The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
Wilson Geisler, University of Texas at Austin
Dan Ferguson, Physical Sciences, Inc.

Image Quality: Perception and Adaptation (Applications Technical Group)
While image quality metrics are well understood for optical systems
with low aberrations, they generally fail to apply for the high
aberrations found in the eye.  An understanding of optical image
quality in the eye is important for many applications, ranging from
measurements of the outcomes of refractive surgery to building a
better autorefractor.
Organizer/Discussion Leader -Ray Applegate
Larry Thibos, Indiana University
Andrew Watson, NASA Ames Research Center
Pablo Artal, University of Murcia
Mike Webster, University of Nevada, Reno

The FVM Program Committee is chaired by Mike Webster and includes
Ione Fine and Alex Wade (Vision Technical Group), Marilyn Schneck and
Bill Swanson (Clinical Technical Group), Jack Werner and Barry Lee
(Color Technical Group), and Jim Schwiegerling and Nancy Coletta
(Applications Technical Group). The Local Organizing Committee is
chaired by David Williams and includes Joe Carroll, Geunyoung Yoon,
and Debbie Shannon.

Overview of Thursday at the OSA Annual Meeting
The following sessions will be held at the OSA Annual Meeting.
Anyone wishing to attend these symposia must register separately
through the OSA website (http://www.osa.org/meetings/annual/), One
day registration will be available though the exact cost of which has
yet to be determined.  Check the OSA website for an update.
Contributed papers will also be accepted.

Customization of Vision with Contact Lenses and IOLs
Contributed papers to this session will be handled by the OSA Annual Meeting
Correction of the eye's higher order aberrations leads to a
three-fold benefit in visual performance in normal eyes and even
greater benefit in eyes with ocular disorders such as keratoconus.
This symposium presents the progress and the challenges involved in
correcting higher order aberrations with contact lenses and
intraocular lenses.
Organizer - Susana Marcos, Instituto de Optica, Madrid
Charles Campbell, Berkeley CA
Chris Sandstedt, Calhoun Vision
Geunyoung Yoon, University of Rochester

New Advances in Retinal Imaging
Contributed papers to this session will be handled by the OSA Annual Meeting
Recently developed methods of retinal imaging have advanced our
understanding of retinal anatomy and have become invaluable in the
diagnosis and monitoring of retinal disorders.  This symposium will
highlight the state of the art imaging techniques that allow
unprecedented visibility of the retina.
Organizer - Steve Burns, Schepens Eye Research Institute
Adrian Podoleanu, University of Kent, Canterbury
Christoph Hitzenberger, University of Vienna
Ann Elsner, Schepens Eye Research Institute

Future Directions for Adaptive Optics
Joint symposium with Vision and Color, Optics in Biology and
Medicine, and Optical Design and Instrumentation. Adaptive optics
compensate for imperfections in optical media and provide enhanced
resolution in a wide range of imaging applications.  This symposium
presents the latest scientific and technological applications of
adaptive optics in the fields of visual science, biomedical imaging
and earth-based astronomy.
Organizer - Austin Roorda, University of Houston

Vision and Color: Applications of Visual Science
Don Miller, Indiana University
Pablo Artal, University of Murcia (Spain)
Nathan Doble, Iris, AO

Optics in Biology and Medicine: Biomedical Optical Imaging
John M. Girkin, Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde (Scotland)

Optical Design and Instrumentation: Optical Systems for Earth Air and Space
Claire Max, University of California, Santa Cruz
Bob Fugate, Kirtland Air Force Base Research Laboratory

The OSA symposia were selected by the OSA Applications Technical
Group, consisting of Jim Schweigerling and Nancy Coletta.
Sara Peterson
Center for Visual Science
RC Box 270270
Rochester, NY 14627
(585) 275-2459
speterson at cvs.rochester.edu
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