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26e Vision Health Research Network Annual Meeting

The Network is pleased to invite you to the annual meeting held this fall! 

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

WHEN:               WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st 2023


  1050 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, Québec

Deadline for abstracts submission:                      September 15 2023 – submissions opening during Summer 2023 

Deadline for registration:                                       October 20 2023

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:                            Krzysztof (Kris) Palczewski, PhD

CONFERENCE TITLE :                          Eye on genome editing


Pr. Krzysztof Palczewski is a distinguished biochemical pharmacologist and molecular biologist, known particularly for seminal multidisciplinary scientific contributions to the biology and chemistry of vertebrate vision and therapy of retinal diseases. His laboratory is the best known for solving the structures of different forms of rhodopsin, a prototype for G protein-coupled receptors that comprise the largest and most diverse family of human drug targets, and other important proteins of the visual system. Moreover, his team developed high-resolution imaging with two-photon excitation that impacted non-invasive in vivo monitoring of real-time visual function. Currently he is a Donald Bren Professor and Irving H. Leopold Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine, serving as Director of the Center for Translational Vision Research. He has received numerous prestigious international awards and is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

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