[visionlist] Program and Updated Call for Presentations: The Eye, The Brain, and The Auto 2018

Owsley, Cynthia cynthiaowsley at uabmc.edu
Thu Jul 5 20:14:31 -05 2018

The Program for The Eye, The Brain and The Auto 2018 is coming together and here are some updates.  Keynote speakers are as follows:

  *   Mehul Bhatt, PhD - Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University, Sweden / CoDesign Lab EU
  *   Larry Burns, PhD - former VP of Research General Motors, previous The Eye, a consultant to the Google AV project.
  *   David Cole, PhD - Chairman Emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Chairman of Auto Harvest and Chair of Building America’s Tomorrow (BAT).  Former Director of the Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation (OSAT) at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
  *   Jennifer Dukarski, JD- Based in Butzel Long's Ann Arbor office, practicing in the areas of intellectual property, media and technology; focusing on the intersection of technology and communications with an emphasis on the legal issues arising from emerging and disruptive innovation: vehicle safety, connected and autonomous cars, data privacy and security, patient portals and telehealth, infotainment, and mobile apps.
  *   Gary Shapiro, JD – President and CEO Consumer Technology Association (CTA), representing 2,200+ consumer tech companies which owns and produces CES (Consumer Electronics Show) – The Global Stage for Innovation.

 Although the agenda is filling up swiftly, there are a few spots available for presentations of up to 30 minutes in length.

 Each morning of the three-day congress we will examine the medical aspects of vision and driving.  And, of special importance, we will consider how vision and cognition continue to play significant, though changing, roles over time as we approach SAE vehicle autonomy levels Four and Five.

The afternoons will focus on the role that autonomous vehicle technology might play in health care.  Besides the obvious improvement in access to health care facilities and physicians, biometric sensors within the vehicle itself will gather and transmit real time data from occupants to medical caregivers. Research efforts along these lines, among leading vehicle manufacturers, their tier one suppliers, and mobility companies, are already well underway and are of great interest to us in health care.

 The savings in lives and in health care dollars to be derived by reduced motor vehicle mayhem in both the civilian and military worlds make this congress of great interest —- and of international importance.

If you feel that you can add your voice to this vitally important global conversation please contact us.  If your research or work touches on either the medical or automotive aspects of this World Congress we are interested in you.

Should your work be accepted for a one half-hour Platform Presentation you will be eligible for up to three nights’ complimentary lodging at the Motor City Casino Hotel.

 Attendee registration for the event is now open. Please share information with your colleagues. Visit for information on the conference: www.henryford.com/theeyeandtheauto<http://www.henryford.com/theeyeandtheauto>

For any information or questions about the conference, please contact Roseanne Horne at rhorne1 at hfhs.org<mailto:rhorne1 at hfhs.org> or 313-936-1968.

Philip C. Hessburg
Medical Director
Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology

Henry Ford Health System
Department of Ophthalmology
Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology
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