[visionlist] Second call; Low Vision Driving Conference, London, June 06

Alex Bowers alex4hike at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 19 16:36:50 GMT 2006

  **New abstract submission deadline: 23 February 2006**
**Submit abstracts to: abowers at biopticdriving.org**
London, 2-4 June 2006,in association with Designs for Vision, Inc.
The BiOptic Driving Network invites contributed papers on all aspects of driving with low vision (impaired vision) for the 2006 conference.
  Through research and clinical presentations, the conference aims to:
Promote international discussion of the myths and reality of low vision driving and BiOptic driving;  
Raise public awareness of driving with low vision, within the context of Europe's stated objective to improve road safety for all by 2010, and from an international perspective;
Provide the stimulus for greater funding of research related to driving with low vision;
Promote discussion of models to introduce driving with low vision to a wider group of visually impaired people.
  The program committee encourages abstracts for presentations (20 minutes) from vision researchers, low vision clinicians, medical professionals, low vision drivers, driving instructors, orientation and mobility specialists, driver licensing officials, and all other relevant people in this field. Topics may include for example: training 
  and assessment, driving performance analysis, car design, risk analysis, design and use of optical and non optical aids, viewing strategies, legislation, test procedures, etc. 
  For further information, please visit the 2006 conference pages of the BiOptic Driving Network website: 
  Acceptance will be based on the following criteria:
  1. Maximum abstract length is 300 words (excluding title and authors' names and affiliations). 
2. The abstract should be organised as follows: title, authors, affiliation or institution for each author, background/objectives, design/methods, results, and conclusions. Include 3 - 5 key words at the end. 
3. For presenting (or contact) author provide: email address, complete postal address, and telephone number. 
4. Authors should disclose any financial interests in products/programs being presented. 
5. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by February 23, 2006 to: abowers at biopticdriving.org
6. Please submit abstracts either in PDF format or as a Microsoft Word document.
7. The abstract must contain sufficient detail for evaluation of the quality of the report and its relationship to the conference topic. 
8. The abstract should be based on original work by the authors.
9. The abstract must be clear, concise and well written - for potential incorporation into conference proceedings.
  All abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee.
Abstract acceptance notification will be sent by email to the presenting author (or contact author) by March 20, 2006.
  For further information about abstracts, contact: Alex Bowers, chair of the program committee, abowers at biopticdriving.org
  Members of the program committee:
  University of California, Berkeley, USA
Alex Bowers PhD MCOptom 
  The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Tanja Coeckelbergh PhD
  Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium
Eli Peli MSc OD  
  The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Anton Verezen BSc.Optom. FAAO
  University of Nijmegen, Amsterdam, and Utrecht, The Netherlands
  Issued by, www.BiOpticDrivingNetwork.org
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