[visionlist] Announcing Smith-Kettlewell's Functional Vision and Accessibility conference, Aug 3-4, 2023

Preeti Verghese preeti at ski.org
Sun May 21 09:27:57 -04 2023

Functional Vision and Accessibility conference, San Francisco,  Aug 3-4, 2023

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute is hosting a hybrid conference on Functional Vision and Accessibility, a 2-day international workshop on translational research to address visual impairment and accessibility . The conference will bring together stakeholders (those experiencing vision loss and blindness) and those doing translational research (scientists, clinicians, and inventors) to address long-standing and emerging vision problems with promising new approaches.  Currently we have a limited number of travel grants for trainees to attend. We are waiting to find out whether we get funding for more travel grants.

More details of the meeting can be found at www.ski.org/FVAconference<http://www.ski.org/FVAconference>.  Our sessions topics and speakers include:

  *   Understanding the role of eye movements in active visual perception and their potential as a biomarker for various clinical conditions

Jacob Yates (UC Berkeley), Jorge Otero-Millan (UcBerkeley), Esther Gonzalez ( U Toronto), Christy Sheehy (CLight Technologies )

  *   Understanding the role of the maldevelopment of vergence and accommodation on impaired binocular function and its functional consequences

Paul Gamlin (U Alabama Birmingham), Jenny Read (U Newcastle), Rowan Candy (U Indiana, Bloomington), Ewa Niechwiej_Szwedo ( U Waterloo)

  *   Evaluating retinal and cortical visual function in health and disease

Omar Mahroo (University College London), Ravi Jonnal (UC Davis), Yoichiro Masuda (Jikei University),Holly Bridge (Oxford University)

  *   Brain plasticity after partial or complete loss of functional vision

Mriganka Sur (MIT) Wu Li (Beijing Normal University), Lotfi Merabet (Mass. Eye & Ear), Ione Fine (University of Washington)

  *   Using emerging tools such as artificial intelligence and neural networks to understand human vision and visual dysfunction, and using AI and data science to complement human expertise

Miguel Eckstein (UC Santa Barbara) Frank Tong (Vanderbilt University), Dan Yamins (Stanford University), Danna Gurari (University of Colorado, Boulder)

  *   Using virtual and augmented reality in visual assessment, binocular training, and navigation

Ben Backus (Vivid Vision), Brandon Biggs (Georgia Tech), Paul Ravulo (Olin College), Yuhang Zhao (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

  *   A special session devoted to an in-depth discussion on vision restoration vs. using the remaining senses, in the context of the onset of visual impairment and the populations they serve

Juliette MacGregor (University of Rochester), Michael Beyeler (UC Santa Barbara), Dan Adams (Neuralink), Josh Miele ((Amazon), Gordon Legge, Univ. Of Minnesota, Sile O'Modhrain (Univ of Michigan), Don Fletcher (Smith-Kettlewell)

Preeti Verghese, PhD
Senior Scientist
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
San Francisco CA 94115


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