[visionlist] OSA Vision Meeting - Reminder

Alex Wade wade at ski.org
Tue May 24 00:59:32 GMT 2005

This is a reminder that the abstract submission deadline for the OSA 
Vision meeting is July 1st.

Abstracts may be submitted at

The OSA vision meeting (aka the 'Fall Vision Meeting') will be held in 
Tucson AZ from the 21st to the 23rd of October this year. Further 
details are available from


The original announcement is attached. All the invited speakers are now 
confirmed and we are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting 
and enjoyable meeting.

Best wishes

The Organizing Committee




The fifth annual OSA Vision Meeting (OSAVM) will be held at the
Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park on October 21, 22, and 23, 2005. The
meeting is sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision
Sciences at the University of Arizona with cooperation from the Optical
Society of America.

The Optical Society of America Vision Meeting is a small, high-quality
scientific meeting focused on all aspects of vision research. This year,
our program includes sessions on the nature and evolution of cortical
visual area, night vision, amblyopia and prosthetic visual devices to
name but a few.

The cost of the conference is kept low (student registration is only
$40) and talks are organized so that there is plenty of time for
discussion. Many of the talks are from invited speakers and we are also
accepting submissions for other presentations from the vision science
community. Young investigators may asked to be considered for the Young
Investigator Award for the best talk or poster presentation.

Tucson, in the heart of Optics Valley, is the home of the Optical
Sciences Center and Kitt Peak National Observatory.  With 314 days of
sunshine a year, it offers an ideal environment for outdoor activities.

The OSAVM will immediately follow the Annual Meeting of the Optical
Society of America at which there will be at least one additional day of
vision science (Thursday, October 20).  This day will be free for OSA
members who register for the OSA Vision Meeting by September 5.

Conference details are available here:

and the flyer may be downloaded from

We are accepting open abstract submissions at

The deadline for abstract submissions is July 1st.

The current program is available at

Participants are encouraged to register in advance of the conference to
take advantage of reduced registration fees. You may register for the
conference here:

Note that you must do two things to register:
1: Download an complete the PDF of the payment form, then FAX or mail it
back to the organizers in Tucson. This is how you pay for the conference.

2: Fill out your details online and submit them. This is how you
register for the conference.


Boynton Lecture by Joel Pokorny and Vivianne Smith

Workshop Topics & Invited Speakers

Retinal Implants
      Ione Fine, Shelley Fried,  Robert Marc, John Wyatt

Myopia, Accommodation & Presbyopia
     Rowan Candy, Cliff Schor, Earl Smith III, David Troilo

Connectivity & Function in the Short-Wavelength Cone Pathway
     Paul Martin, Stan Schein, Hannah Smithson, Andrew Stockman

Night Vision
     John Barbur, Kent Higgins, Eli Peli, Corina Van de Pol

Evolution of the Visual System
     Vivien Casagrande, Leah Krubitzer, Callum Ross, Jake Sivak

Color in Natural Environments
     David Foster, Jürgen Golz, Daniel Osorio, Thomas Wachtler

     Erin Harvey, Dennis Levi, Suzanne McKee, Graham Quinn

Visual Areas: Form and Function
     Marty Sereno, Roger Tootell, Leslie Ungerleider, Brian Wandell

Supported in part by funds from Research to Prevent Blindness

We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!

The OSAVM Organizing Committee
A.R. Wade Ph.D.
Associate Scientist
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
2318 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

tel. 415 345 2083
fax. 309 416 6533

A.R. Wade Ph.D.
Associate Scientist
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
2318 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

tel. 415 345 2083
fax. 309 416 6533

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