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Preliminary scientific program


Monday, July 20, 2020

17:00-18:30                     Arrival at venue and check-in
18:30-19:30                     Reception and welcoming remarks by Dr. Michel Cayouette (Director, VHRN)
19:30                                Welcome dinner


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

7:00-8:30                        Breakfast

8:30-8:45                         Opening remarks: Adriana Di Polo (Professor, University of Montreal, Canada)
8:45-9:45                         Darlene Dartt (Professor, Harvard University, United States)

“Pain, Dry Eye”

9:45-10:45                        Rachel Wong (Professor, University of Washington, United States)

“Retina – inner retina”

10:45-11:15                      Coffee Break/Posters

11:15-12:00                     Flash talks students (selected, 3 x 5 min each)
12:00-14:00                     Lunch

14:00-15:00                     May Griffith (Professor, University of Montreal, Canada)

“Corneal regeneration”

15:00-15:30                     Coffee Break/Posters

15:30-16:30                     Michel Cayouette (Professor, IRCM/University of Montreal, Canada)

“Retina – photoreceptors”

16:30-18:30                     Free time (Outdoor activities or other)
18:30-19:30                     Poster session
19:30                                Dinner BBQ


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

7:00-8:30                         Breakfast

8:45-9:45                          Gautam Awatramani (Professor, University of Victoria, Canada)

“Retina – function”

9:45-10:45                        Adriana Di Polo (Professor, University of Montreal, Canada)

“Retina – neurovascular”

10:45-11:15                      Coffee Break/Posters

11:15-12:00                      Flash talks students (selected, 3 x 5 min each)
12:00-14:00                     Lunch

14:00-15:00                     Stuart Trenholm (Professor, McGill University, Canada)

“Brain and perception”

15:00-15:30                     Coffee Break/Posters

15:30-16:00                    Class Photo Shoot
16:00-18:00                    Free time (Outdoor activities or other)
8:00-19:00                      Krystel Huxlin (Professor, University of Rochester, United States)

“A vision for the future: How to recruit neural plasticity for sight restoration after stroke ”

19:00-19:30                     Poster Session
19:30                                Gala Dinner


Thursday, July 23, 2020

7:30-9:30                         Breakfast

9:30-10:30                       Walter Wittich (Assistant Professor, University of Montreal, Canada)

“An overview of Vision Rehabilitation: What we can do now while we wait for the ‘cure’?”

10:30-11:00                     Coffee Break

11:00-12:00                     Martin Deterre (Ph.D., Pixium Vision, Paris, France)

“Retinal prosthetics, from product design to patient rehabilitation”

12:00-12:15                    Closing comments and wrap-up
12:30-14:00                    Lunch

14:00-14:30                    Bus departure to Montreal