Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

android tablet pc

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

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 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.


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 for more information.

For more information, please click here

Ilene Wolff
Tschetter & Associates


Copyright © Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

A new, tunable device for spintronics: An international team of scientists including physicist Jairo Sinova from the University of Mainz realises a tunable spin-charge converter made of GaAs August 29th, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014


Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

Copper shines as flexible conductor August 29th, 2014

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices August 28th, 2014

PetLife Comments on CNN Story on Scorpion Venom Health Benefits August 27th, 2014


Competition for Graphene: Berkeley Lab Researchers Demonstrate Ultrafast Charge Transfer in New Family of 2D Semiconductors August 26th, 2014

A*STAR and industry form S$200M semiconductor R&D July 25th, 2014

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos July 23rd, 2014

3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage: Rice U. researchers predict functional advantages of 3-D boron nitride July 15th, 2014


Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014


SouthWest NanoTechnologies CEO Dave Arthur to Discuss “Carbon Nanotubes and Automotive Applications” at The Automotive Composites Conference and Expo 2014 (ACCE2014) August 28th, 2014

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Present at Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference August 27th, 2014

Malvern specialists to deliver inaugural short course on polymer characterization at Interplas 2014 August 27th, 2014

Wyatt Technology’s 24th International Light Scattering Colloquium to Highlight Developments in Applications and Characterization of Nanoparticles August 21st, 2014


Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

The channel that relaxes DNA: Relaxing DNA strands by using nano-channels: Instructions for use August 20th, 2014

Сalculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles August 19th, 2014

Interaction between Drug, DNA for Designing Anticancer Drugs Studied in Iran August 17th, 2014

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE