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Translational Research and Vision


National Eye Institute
40th Anniversary Symposia Series
Translational Research and Vision
June 24th-25th, 2010
National Institutes of Health - Bethesda Campus
Masur Auditorium

Bldg 10 - Masur Auditorium
3:00 - 3:30 pm Registration & coffee
Evening Session  
Chairperson: Emily Y. Chew, M.D.
National Eye Institute, NIH
3:30 - 3:40 pm Prosthetics and Devices for Vision
3:40 - 4:10 pm Edward S. Boyden, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Controlling Brain Circuits with Light: Enabling Integrative Analysis and Engineering of Neural Systems
4:20 - 4:50 pm Mark S. Humayun, M.D., Ph. D.
University of Southern California
Bioelectronic Devices for Ophthalmology; from Benchtop to the Clinic
4:50 - 5:30 pm Light Refreshments
FRIDAY, JUNE 25th Bldg 10 - Masur Auditorium
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Coffee
Morning Session  
9:00 - 9:05 am WELCOME ADDRESS
Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Eye Institute, NIH
9:05 - 9:15 am OPENING ADDRESS
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health
Chairperson: Hemin R. Chin, Ph.D.
National Eye Institute
9:15 - 9:25 am Genomes and Gene Therapy for Vision
9:25 - 10:10 am James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy directed to the Retina
10:10 - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:05 am Jay Neitz, Ph.D. & Maureen Neitz, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Mending Myopia/ Recovering the Rainbow
11:05 - 11:25 pm Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Eye Institute, NIH
11:25 - 11:45 am Wai T. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
National Eye Institute, NIH
Retinal Microglia in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
11:45 am - 12:05 pm Emily Chew, M.D.
National Eye Institute, NIH
Clinical Trials of AMD: Age-Related Eye Disorder Studies
12:05 - 1:15 pm Lunch break
Afternoon Session  
Chairperson: Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.
National Eye Institute, NIH
1:15 - 1:30 pm Therapies for Retinal Disease
1:30 - 2:05 pm Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Translational Research for Rare and Neglected Targets and Diseases: NCGC and TRND
2:05 - 2:40 pm Dennis O. Clegg, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Generation of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cells
2:40 - 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 - 3:45 pm Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
How do Astrocytes Promote Synaptogenesis?
Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Eye Institute, NIH

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health