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24th Annual Meeting of the Vision Health Research Network

Date : March 18 2019

Place : Université Laval, Quebec City

Time : from 7h30 AM

Presentations will start at : 8h30 AM

Abstracts submission: COMPLETED

Deadline for registration with lunch : March 4 2019

All researchers and research collaborators, clinicians and fundamentalists, teachers and students, assistants and technicians involved in vision research in Quebec are invited to actively participate in this event. This meeting will give you the opportunity to discover what is happening in vision health research in Quebec. It is a unique and privileged opportunity to meet colleagues from diverse backgrounds and Quebec institutions, to share your knowledge and « networking ». The VHRN annual meeting is the only opportunity to bring together all our members and we are very proud to see, year after year, increasing participation in this event.

In the plenary session, the guest speaker this year will be Dr Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Frontier Medical Science and Technology for Ophthalmology, at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. Dr Kinoshita (in collaboration with Dr. Richard A. Thoft) established the concept of centripetal movement of corneal epithelium, and his groundbreaking work has shed new light on the importance of limbal epithelium. His series of findings has had an enormous impact on this subject, ultimately contributing to the development of the corneal stem cell theory.

New Student Contest « A wink on my research »

A new contest will be held during the Annual meeting. All students (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles, MD students and postdoctoral fellows) interested in presenting their research are invited to prepare a short oral presentation (3 minutes, maximum). A special prize of $ 250 will be awarded for the best presentation.

For this occasion, two scientific journalists, former VHRN Student Members, were invited to join us:

Carine Monat, PhD: science journalist at Unpointcinq, TV journalist at « Ça me regarde » show (AMI-télé). Host and radio director of « L’œuf ou la poule » (choq.ca). She won the first price and the public price of « 3 minutes thesis » contest, competition held by Acfas in 2016.


February 1st: Conference in science outreach ⇐


Renaud Manuguerra-Gagné, PhD: journalist and science outreach at Radio-Canada and the «  Réseau de l’information’’ (RDI) (Découvertes, La semaine verte, Les Années Lumière et Médium-Large) and « La Presse’’. He also took part at the Acfas « 3 minutes thesis » contest in 2014 and received the Fernand Séguin Fellowship (scientific journalism) in 2015.

Since places are limited, the organizing committee will reserve the right to select the presentations.

If you are interested, you must check the box « A wink on my research » as well as oral or poster, depending on your choice. If you are selected, you will also be invited to present your work by poster only.

Collaboration with the Journal – Annals of Eye Science

For a second year, the Journal – Annals of Eye Science is pleased to offer us the opportunity to publish the abstracts presented at the Annual Meeting. If you wish, you must answer « yes » to allow publication and complete Step 3.

⇒ Online registration and abstract submission ⇐

If you experience difficulty registering online :

We are looking to seeing all of you at the  24th Annual Meeting!

Monday March 18 2019, from 7h30

Université Laval

Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins

2325, rue de l’Université

Québec, Québec

G1V 0A6

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