Vision Restoration: Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology
The 3rd Annual International Conference on Vision Restoration: Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology will be held June 10-11, 2013, at the University Club at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Clinicians with an interest in ophthalmology, scientists and engineers interested in tissue engineering, cellular therapies, and assistive technologies, and students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and research staffs are all invited to attend a program with the purpose to “regenerate, congregate, and educate.”
The conference is hosted by the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, a joint program of the UPMC Eye Center and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The course directors are:
- Joel S. Schuman, MD, FACS, Eye & Ear Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh; director, UPMC Eye Center; director, Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration; and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member
- Igor O. Nasonkin, PhD, the Dr. E. Ronald Salvitti, MD Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology Research, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh; assistant director, Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration
Last year’s conference brought together 145 clinicians and scientists working in the field of Regenerative Ophthalmology, a new field that promises opportunities to develop more effective and safer therapies for vision impairment. Participants shared ideas, presented innovative research and clinical findings, and worked towards creating sustainable collaborations between researchers, clinicians, and industry. The poster session included 32 posters.