Clinical Translation Conference 2013

14th International Myopia Conference
7th Annual Berkeley Conference on Translational Research

Memorializing the Contribution to Myopia Research of
Josh Wallman

"Successes, Challenges, and the Way Ahead in Myopia Research"

August 18–22, 2013

Chicks drawing

Josh Wallman

The Berkeley Clinical Science Development Program (BCSDP) is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Berkeley Conference on Translational Research, an exciting one-and-one-half day meeting on the UC Berkeley campus on August 17-18, 2013, featuring high-profile, internationally-recognized myopia researchers converging on Northern California for the International Myopia Conference, and focused on the interests and needs of clinicians and trainee clinicians involved in the management of myopic patients.

Representative list of speakers and topics at the Seventh Annual Berkeley Conference on Translational Research

  • Ian Flitcroft, MD (Children’s Univ Hospital, Dublin) — The myopia epidemic
  • Jay Neitz, PhD (Dept Ophthalmology Univ Washington) — Relative activity of L & M cone photoreceptors
  • David Atchison OD, PhD (Queensland Univ of Technology) — Refractive error-related eye shape differences
  • Hema Radhakrishnan, PhD, MCOptom (Univ Manchester) — Peripheral refractive errors and myopia progression
  • Nicola Logan PhD, MCOptom (Aston Univ, UK) — Prevalence of refractive error in multi-ethnic UK children
  • Robert Wojciechowski, OD, PhD (Wilmer Eye Institute) — GWAS and the complex genetics of myopia
  • Tom Aller, OD (Private Optometric Practice, CA) — Clinical management of progressive myopia
  • Jeff Walline, OD, PhD (Ohio State Univ College of Optometry) — Corneal reshaping myopia control
  • Audrey Chia, FRANZCO (Singapore National Eye Center) — Atropine treatment of myopia
  • Klaus Trier, MD (Trier Research Labs, Denmark) — 7-methylxanthine:  a new anti-myopia treatment
  • Brian Ward, MD, PhD (Retinal Diagnostic Center, Campbell) — Scleral buckling as a support surgery for high myopia
  • Earl Smith III, OD, PhD, (Univ Houston College of Optometry) — Ambient lighting and vision-induced myopia
  • Maria Liu, MD, OD, PhD (Univ California, Berkeley Optometry) — Effects of complex visual environments
  • Sally McFadden, PhD (Univ Newcastle) — Temporal and spatial constraints on ocular growth and myopia
  • Jez Guggenheim, OD, PhD (Polytechnic Univ HK) — Gene-environment interactions shape myopia development
  • Machelle Pardue, PhD (Emory Univ School Medicine) — Altered retinal processing and myopia susceptibility in mice
  • Michael Collins, PhD (Queensland Univ Technology) — Choroidal accommodation in humans
  • Amanda Alvarez, PhD (Quondam, UC Berkeley) — Quantifying the visual environment and behavior in myopes
  • Jay Stewart, MD (Univ Calif San Francisco) — Applications of cross-linking technologies to corneal disease & myopia
  • John Phillips, MCOptom (Univ Auckland) — Setting up a myopia control clinic

Alert Berkeley Conference Registration:

The Fourteenth International Myopia Conference (IMC) will be a two and a half-day research-focused meeting, with emphasis on innovation and translation, with the needs of junior researchers given special attention. Abstract submission for the IMC is now open (see link below).

The 2013 International Myopia Conference will memorialize the many contributions to the field of myopia research of Josh Wallman, a long-term faculty member in the Department of Biology of City College, City University of New York, who pioneered the use of the avian model for understanding eye growth and made invaluable contributions to vision research and the field of myopia. He succumbed to pancreatic cancer on March 3, 2012. He will be remembered for his promotion of young researchers, his scientific acumen, and also his wit, which never faltered.

Please mark the dates in your calendar and follow the conference links for details about registration, International Myopia Conference abstract submission, accommodations, and other conference-related information.

IMC Registration and Abstract Submission:

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