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Vision Restoration Summer School 2021

MISSION

The Vision Restoration Summer School focuses on new concepts and cutting-edge research in vision biology, recovery of function, and restoration. World class faculty will provide insights into a broad range of current topics including corneal regeneration, dry eye and pain, retinal circuit and function, stem cells and photoreceptor replacement strategies, ganglion cell regeneration, vascular dysfunction, brain and perception, vision rehabilitation, and retinal prosthetics.

Our mission comprises three (3) main objectives:

  • To train the next generation of vision scientists by exposing them to inspiring topics in an immersive environment;
  • To provide extensive possibilities for student-faculty interactions and networking;
  • To enhance the ability of students to pursue a successful career in vision science.

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn and share knowledge with experts and colleagues.

TARGET AUDIENCE AND SELECTION PROCESS

This advanced school is aimed at graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and clinical fellows. Students from Canada and abroad are invited to apply.

There are a limited number of spaces available at the summer school. Selection, conducted by the organizing committee, will be based on the quality of the abstract and motivation statement (submitted for registration, deadline: April 15th, 2020.

Students will be informed of the results of the selection process by June 1st, 2020.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

The summer school will take place over 2 and 1/2 days (3 nights), (July 20 to 23, inclusive). In all, 10 guest speakers (international and local) will give 1-hour lectures each. Participants must present a poster on their research, and among these, 6 will be selected by the organizing committee to be presented orally (10 minutes maximum).

Follow this link to find out all the details.

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LOCATION

We are happy to welcome you to Le Baluchon, an ecologically minded resort, in the heart of the Mauricie region overlooking the Rivière-du-Loup. Renowned for its enchanting decor, historic character, farm-to-table gastronomy, and outstanding service, Le Baluchon – Éco-villégiature is a choice par excellence for our summer  school. Its unique location offers a variety of outdoor activities in a beautiful natural setting (hiking, swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, achery, etc.).

For more information, please visit their web site: https://www.baluchon.com/en/

Approximative time :

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       Montreal : 1h 40min

       Quebec city : 1h 58min

       Trois-Rivières: 48min

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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RETINA AND POSTERIOR SEGMENT

Adriana Di Polo, Ph.D.

Professor, CHUM Research Center
Department of Neuroscience
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

 

 

May

 

CORNEA AND ANTERIOR SEGMENT

May Griffith, Ph.D.

Professor, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Montreal, Montreal,Canada

 

 

 

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BRAIN AND PERCEPTION

Stuart Trenholm, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Montreal Neurological Institute
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

 

 

 

Walter

 

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT AND REHABILITATION

Walter Wittich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Optometry
University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

 

 

 

 

LOGISTIC COMMITTEE

 

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  Valérie Lavastre, Ph.D.

VHRN coordinator
  reseau.vision@ircm.qc.ca
  514-987-5636

DEBBIE

  Deborah Villafranca-Baughman, MS.c. 

  deborah.villafranca.baughman@umontreal.ca
  514-890-8000 #30240

 

TRANSPORTATION TO VENUE

ROUND TRIP

All participants are asked to arrive to Montreal in the morning or early afternoon on July 20th, 2020A bus has been arranged to take participants to Le Baluchon, scheduled to depart the Berri/UQAM bus station at 3:00 pm. The bus is scheduled to arrive at Le Baluchon around 5 pm in time for check-in and a welcome reception followed by dinner.

The school will conclude on July 23rd right after lunch, and a bus is scheduled to take participants back to Montreal.

 

REGISTRATION

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Selected participants will receive an email inviting them to pay their registration fee ($ 200).

Registration includes:

  • Round trip Montéal to the hostel
  • Accommodation (3 nights)
  • All meals and coffee breaks
  • Outdoor activities

 

For any questions regarding your registration or for other information, please contact the Logistic Committee.

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