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20-21 Vision Health Research Network Virtual Meetings

COVID-19 UPDATES: The 25e VHRN Annual Meeting unable to be held face-to-face in June 2020, the Netwrok offers a series of virtual meetings that will take place over a period of 6 months. There will be four (4) meetings:



The interactif programs are available on:


The hybrid format – Zoom Conference and Fourwaves Platform – allowed the Network to present a total of 36 oral presentations and 69 poster presentations (student presentations and VHRN Common Infrastructures). In addition, 18 presentations focused on age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

A special thank you to our 25 reviewers who judged these presentations, allowing the Network to award 32 prizes to Network students for a total of $ 6,150.

Thank you all for your participation!


Guest speakers

  • December 4, 2020: Retina and Posterior Segment Axis: David Attwell, PhD (University College London, England, United Kingdom)
  • January 29, 2021: Visual Impairment and Rehabilitation Axis: Aurélie Calabrèse, PhD (Centre de Recherche Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, Biovision Lab, France)
  • March 26, 2021: Cornea and Anterior Segment Axis: James Chodosh, MD, MPH (Massachussetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachussetts, USA)
  • May 21, 2021: Brain and Perception Axis: Christopher Pack, PhD (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)



Virtual meetings will be accredited by the Accreditation Office of the University of Montreal for Quebec physicians. An evaluation form will be sent to each participant and once completed and sent to the VHRN, it will be possible to receive your credits.


You will find further details on our partner website: Fourwaves.

Additional documentation 


In case some authors find it difficult to open the COI form, refer to this link and follow the instructions: ICMJE, http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/