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.
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.
- Presentation instructions and evaluation grid
- PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
If you experience difficulty registering online :
- Registration and submission form (Word Version)
- Conflit of interest disclosure form (written signature)
We are looking to seeing all of you at the 24th Annual Meeting!
Monday March 18 2019, from 7h30
2325, rue de l’Université