Department Hosts Inaugural Spring Vision Science Research Symposium
Featured News // News // May 14 2015
Left: Drs. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, David Tse, and Robert Nickells engaged in discussion. Middle: Director of the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Dr. Susan Quaggin and Chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Terri Young. Right: Director of the National Eye Institute, Dr. Paul Sieving, presenting. Photos by Andy Manis.
Paul Sieving, MD, PhD, was the keynote speaker for a successful Spring Vision Science Research Symposium sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. The April 10 event, which featured talks by more than 20 researchers, including two by Dr. Sieving.
Presenters from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Marshfield Clinic, Northwestern University, and the University of Minnesota shared research in four main areas: Translation Technology, Telemedicine; Animal Models; Ocular Genetics and Regeneration; and Clinical Research and Epidemiology.
There were many positive evaluations about what participants liked best about the Symposium one of which was the “latest research ideas in genetic evaluations in disease, understanding, and relationships to possible treatments.”
The 2015 Spring Vision Science Research Symposium was supported by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Dr. George K. Kambara Ophthalmology Education Fund.