2006 Engineering the Eye II

June 19-21, 2006 at the National University of Ireland, Galway

Monday, June 19

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Registration

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Group lunch

2:00 PM: Welcome, Chris Dainty

Session I: Introduction to the Meeting
Chair: David Williams, University of Rochester

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM: Dennis Dacey, University of Washington
Key issues in understanding the normal retina

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM: Alan Bird, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Retinal imaging: what does it tell us about function?

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Break

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM: Pablo Artal, University of Murcia
Emerging technologies in retinal imaging

4:40 PM - 6:00 PM: Afternoon Poster Session and Reception

Tuesday, June 20

Session II: Optical and Electrophysiogical Approaches to Understanding Retinal Function
Chair: Bill Merigan, University of Rochester

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM: Richard Kramer, University of California at Berkeley
New optical approaches to measuring and manipulating retinal activity

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM: Winfried Denk, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research Heidelberg
Two-photon imaging of dendritic processing in the retina during visual stimulation

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM: Break

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM: Boris Povazay, Vienna University of Medicine and Technology

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM:Amiram Grinvald, Weizmann Institute
Functional optical imaging of responses in monkey and human retina induced by patterned visual light stimuli

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM: Group lunch

Session III: Advances in In Vivo Retinal Imaging of the Normal Eye
Chair: Wolfgang Drexler, University of Vienna

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM: Enrique J. Fernandez, Medical University of Vienna
Ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography with adaptive optics: experimental results and limits to the performance

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM: Robert Zawadzki, University of California at Davis
Adaptive optics optical coherence tomography at UC, Davis

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM: Break

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM: Don Miller, Indiana University
New approaches for probing the optical properties of photoreceptors

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM: Dan Gray, University of Rochester
In vivo high-resolution fluorescence retinal imaging with adaptive optics

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM: Brian Vohnsen, University of Murcia
Impact of retinal waveguiding on high-resolution retinal imaging and vision

5:20 PM - 6:20 PM: Wrap-up and discussion of the day's talks led by Steve Burns, Indiana University

7:30 PM: Conference dinner

Wednesday, June 21

Session IV: Issues in Understanding and Treating Retinal Disease
Chair: Mina Chung, University of Rochester

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM: Artur Cideciyan, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Structural prerequisites of gene replacement therapy in retinal disease

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM: John Flannery, University of California at Berkeley
Engineering gene transfer to the diseased retina

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM: Break

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM: Robert Marc, University of Utah
Retinal remodeling during retinal degeneration

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM: Don Hood, Columbia University
Behavioral, physiological and anatomical measures of glaucoma: questions in need of a model

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

Session V: Advances in In Vivo Retinal Imaging of Retinal Disease
Chair: Ann Elsner, Indiana University

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM: Austin Roorda, University of California at Berkeley
Applications of adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM: Adrian Podoleanu, University of Kent
New advances in the en-face optical coherence tomography applied to eye imaging

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM: Break

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM: John S. Werner, University of California at Davis
High-resolution imaging and functional changes in retinal disease

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM: Joe Carroll, Medical College of Wisconsin
The effects of cone opsin gene disruption on the human photoreceptor mosaic

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM: Francesca Cordeiro, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
DARC and the imaging of retinal ganglion cell apoptosis in vivo

5:20 PM - 6:20 PM: Wrap-up and discussion of the day's talks led by Fred Fitzke, University College London

International Program Committee

  • Ray Applegate (Houston)
  • Pablo Artal (Murcia)
  • Steve Burns (Schepens/Indiana)
  • Chris Dainty (Galway, Co-Chair)
  • Luis Diaz-Santana (London)
  • Wolfgang Drexler (Vienna)
  • Fred Fitzke (London)
  • Austin Roorda (Berkeley)
  • Vas Sadda (Doheny Eye Institute)
  • Larry Thibos (Indiana)
  • Jack Werner (UC Davis)
  • David Williams (Rochester, Co-Chair)

Local Organizing Committee

  • John Alderman (NMRC)
  • Roger Anderson (Colraine)
  • Stéphane Charmot (NUI Galway)
  • Chris Dainty (NUI Galway)
  • Joe Dowling (Bausch & Lomb, Waterford)
  • Michael Griffith (Fighting Blindness)
  • David Lara (NUI Galway)
  • James Walsh (Dublin Institute of Technology)