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Engineering the Eye II: Imaging the Retina

Engineering the Eye II: Imaging the Retina
June 19-21, 2006
National University of Ireland, Galway

Co-organized by Applied Optics, Department of Experimental Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway & Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester

This conference will bring together scientists engaged in the discovery of retinal function, clinical researchers engaged in the understanding and treatment of retinal disease, and engineers with expertise in advanced optical techniques in retinal imaging. Advances in the technology of optical imaging in the eye, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, two-photon and fluorescence imaging, and adaptive optics have opened up new opportunities to advance our understanding of retinal function and disease, and allowed new diagnostic techniques to be developed.

By bringing scientists working in these related fields together for the first time in a concentrated workshop environment, we hope to stimulate new collaborations and progress, particularly in our understanding of how new technology might accelerate our scientific understanding of normal retina and retinal disease. The format of the conference - 3 plenary papers, 20 invited talks, Evening Discussion Sessions and a poster session, with plenty of time for formal and informal discussions - is designed to encourage debate at the very highest level, and the speakers are all recognised as leaders in their speciality. We aim to make a real impact on progress in this field

Electronic registration and abstract submission are now available. The registration and abstract submission deadlines are 30 April 2006. Visit

We hope to be able to offer a number of travel fellowships of value 500 Euro (about 600 USD). Applicants will be selected on the basis of the relevance of their research to the subject of the meeting and their achievements to date, taking into account the stage of their training (starting MD/PhD or experienced post-doc).

Applications for travel fellowships should be made by 31st March 2006 using the Application Form (.doc) found at

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