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International experts will gather in September in the Detroit area for "The Eye and the Chip 2010," a world congress to advance progress toward making artificial vision reality.

Research Scientists to meet in Detroit for 6th Artificial Vision Congress

Detroit, MI | Posted on August 10th, 2010

This sixth biennial international congress on the relationship between neurobiology and nano-electronics is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 13-15, at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Mich., U.S.A., organized by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.

A range of experts from ophthalmologists to electronic engineers to biomaterials researchers will exchange scientific information and advances at the congress, opening up possibilities for collaboration on new technology that may someday help blind people see.

"Among the focuses this year is which blind people will benefit from a visual neuro-prosthetic device and applications for devices within the eye vs. those interfacing directly with the brain's visual cortex," says Dr. Philip C. Hessburg, president of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology and congress co-director.

Other program co-organizers include Dr. Edward R. O'Malley, Henry Ford ophthalmologist and physician-in-charge at Henry Ford Medical Center -- Cottage and Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Henry Ford Health System of Detroit is a major sponsor of this program. Other sponsors include: Alcon, the Alliance for Vision Research Inc., the Friends of Vision, Higher Education Publications Inc., IMRA America Inc., JEDMED, Leica Microsystems, the Macular Degeneration Foundation, the Michigan Ophthalmic Personnel Society, Nidek and the Oliver Dewey Marcks Foundation.

Those interested in attending may include: bioengineers, biomaterials researchers, corporate regulatory officials, electronic and electrical engineers, journalists, medical device marketers, medical device research and development personnel, nanotechnologists, neuro-anatomists, neurologists, neuro-pathologists, neuro-physiologists, neuro-radiologists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, optometrists, venture capitalists and visual physiologists.

Henry Ford Health System is accrediting this program for continuing medical education credits.

Registration is $400 for the full three-day congress (includes a DVD of the proceedings) or $140 for one day. Residents (doctors-in-training) may register at a reduced rate of $300 (three days) or $110 (one day). All registrations include congress materials, breakfast, lunch and coffee break fare. Register at www.henryford.com/cmeevents. Contact Sheila Bell at 0011-1-313-916-8354 or for CME and registration-related questions.

Hotel reservations may be made at the Hyatt Hotel, 0011-1-313-593-1234 or toll-free at 1-888-421-1442. The user code is Det. Instit. of Ophth.-TEATC. Travel reservations are through AAA at toll-free 1-800-854-5044 (U.S. and Canada only) or 0011-1-402-390-1060 (collect) or

Contact Dr. Carolyn Barth, the congress' administrative director, at 0011-1-313-824-4710 or for general or sponsorship questions.

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About Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology
The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to move forward the day when blind people recover some level of vision and function independently. Its major goals are to be the leader in accelerating international collaboration in vision-related research and in helping the visually impaired maintain independence and dignity as they live a satisfying and productive life. Visit www.eyeson.org for more information.

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