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Indian Vision Science Symposium

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Indian Vision Science Symposium

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Indian Vision Science Symposium, hosted by India Vision Institute and powered by Zeiss, 24 & 25 July 2021, will bring together leading researchers in developing cutting-edge innovations in vision science.

Over two days, through talks and discussions by experts, the symposium will showcase the interdisciplinary nature of vision science with other disciplines, including cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, computer science, engineering, etc.

The symposium will be streamed on Zoom, with seven sessions for discussion - Optics of the eye, Visual processing in the retina, Early visual pathways in the brain, Sensory processing of visual information, Higher level vision - Attention and Cognition, Oculomotor behavior, Applied vision science.

 

DAY - 1 (Saturday, 24 July 2021)

Agenda

Speakers

Time

Opening Session

  • Vinod Daniel

  • Dr Gullapalli N Rao

  • Yvonne Holden

  • Dr Shrikant Bharadwaj

  • Zeiss

3:00 to 3:15 pm

TBC

Dr Yamni Mohan

3:15 to 3:35 pm

Seeds of visual cortical function manifest in early visual pathways

Dr Trichur Vidyasagar

3:35 to 3:55 pm

Visual processing in the thalamus

Dr Jaikishan Jayakumar

3:55 to 4:15 pm

Blur and Blur-Compensation in Human eyes

Dr Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan

4:15 to 4:35 pm

Role of peripheral optics in ocular growth 

Dr Pavan Verkicharla

4:35 to 4:55 pm

Impact of multifocal lenses on accommodative behavior

Dr Viswanathan Ramasubramanian

4:55 to 5:15 pm

Neural control of human ocular accommodation and vergence eye movements

Dr Shrikant Bharadwaj

5:15 to 5:35 pm

Break

5:35 to 5:45 pm

Smart algorithms for Perimetry

Dr Shonraj B G

5:45 to 6:05 pm

Panel Discussion on Vision Science Research in India 

6:05 to 7:05 pm 

Changes to cone distribution in diabetes and age-related macular degeneration

Dr Ann Elsner

7:05 to 7:25 pm

Markers of abnormal visual development and harnessing visual plasticity

Dr Arijit Chakraborty

7:25 to 7:45 pm

Adaptation, error correction, and Bayesian inference

Dr Michael Webster

7:45 to 8:05 pm

Links between visual stimuli, perception and the biology of seeing

Dr Jay Neitz

8:05 to 8:25 pm

Closing Remarks 

8:25 to 8:30 pm









DAY - 2 (Sunday, 25 July 2021)

Agenda

Speakers

Time

Welcome Remarks

 TBC

3.00 - 3.05 pm

Using vision science to advance understanding of Visual Snow Syndrome

Dr Allison McKendrick

3:05 to 3:25 pm

Visual function and functional vision outcomes with an Australian 44-channel suprachoroidal retinal prosthesis

Dr Carla Abbott

3:25 to 3:45 pm

Visualization and quantification of oculomotor metrics as an index for perimetric evaluation

Deepmala Mazumdar

3:45 to 4:05 pm

Visual search eye movements in children with amblyopia

Dr Premnandhini

4:05 to 4:25 pm

Saccadic Eye Movement deficits in Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr Revathy Mani

4:25 to 4:45 pm

BREAK

4:45 to 5:00 pm

Advanced colour vision testing and flicker sensitivity in patients with retinal diseases

Dr Amithavikram H

5:00 to 5:20 pm 

A new vision for reading

Dr S P Arun

5:20 to 5:40 pm

Improvement of visual functions using transcranial electrical stimulation

Dr Rajkumar Raveendran

5:40 to 6:00 pm

A quick guide to guidance in visual search

Dr Jeremy Wolfe

6:00 to 6:20 pm

Is visual experience necessary for the development of face selectivity in the lateral fusiform gyrus?

Dr Apurva Ratan Murty

6:20 to 6:40 pm

Presentation by PhD Students

6.40 to 7.40 pm

Closing Remarks

7.40 to 7.45 pm



Moderators

Dr Shrikant R. Bharadwaj                                                         
Scientist & Director                                 

Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad                                            

Dr Premnandhini Satgunam
Scientist

Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad                                             


Dr Jaikishan Jayakumar                            
Chief Operations Officer and Senior Project Advisor                  
Center for Computational Brain Research, IIT Madras                

Dr Richa Verma

Principal Project Scientist

Human Brain Project, IIT Madras


Dr Shonraj Ballae Ganeshrao                                                    
Associate Professor                                                                        

Department of Optometry                                                              

Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP)                    
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)                       
                                                                                                     
Dr Pavan Verkicharla

Scientist - Myopia Research

Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre

Head and Consultant Optometrist

The Myopia Centre (Prevention and Control)

L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

 

Dr Amithavikram R Hathibelagal
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

 

Speakers

Higher level visual perception - attention and cognition 

 

Professor Jeremy Wolfe

Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiology

Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

Associate Professor S P Arun

Centre for Neuroscience

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

 

Dr Apurva Ratan Murty 

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines
McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

Visual processing in the retina

 

Professor Jay Neitz

Bishop Professor

University of Washington Medicine Ophthalmology, Seattle

 

Professor Ann Elsner

Distinguished Professor 

Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington

 

Dr Carla Abbott

Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Eye Research Australia

Department of Surgery (Ophthalmology)

University of Melbourne, Australia

 

 

Sensory processing of visual information

 

Professor Michael Webster

Foundation Professor

Director, Center for Integrative Neuroscience

University of Nevada, Reno

 

Professor Allison McKendrick

Professor, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences

Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

 

 

 

Applied Vision Science

 

Dr Revathy Mani 

Post-doctoral Researcher 
School of Optometry and Vision Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health  
University of New South Wales, Sydney 

 

Dr Shonraj Ballae Ganeshrao                                                    
Associate Professor                                                                        

Department of Optometry                                                              

Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP)                    
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)                        

 

Dr Rajkumar Raveendran                                                     

Research Associate                                                                   

Envision Research Institute                                                      

Envision, Inc.                               

Wichita, Kansas

 

Dr Amithavikram R Hathibelagal
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

 

 

Oculomotor behavior

 

Dr Shrikant R. Bharadwaj                                                         
Scientist & Director                                 

Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad           


Dr Premnandhini Satgunam
Scientist

Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad                                             

                                  

Deepmala Mazumdar

Doctoral Student

Dept. of Neuroscience

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands




Early visual pathways in the brain  

Dr Jaikishan Jayakumar                            
Chief Operations Officer and Senior Project Advisor                  
Center for Computational Brain Research, IIT Madras  

Professor Trichur Vidyasagar
Head, Visual & Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory,
Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne

 

 

Optics of the eye

 

Dr Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan

Assistant Professor

Department of Optometry

SRM Medical College and Research Centre

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

 

Dr Viswa Ramasubramanian                                                

Research Associate                                                                   

Clinical optics Research Lab                                                    

Indiana University, Bloomington  

 

Dr Pavan Verkicharla

Scientist - Myopia Research

Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre

Head and Consultant Optometrist

The Myopia Centre (Prevention and Control)

L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

                                           

                                                                                                  

The target audience for this symposium include Optometry UG and PG trainees, educators and practitioners, Ophthalmologists and colleagues/students from related disciplines such as Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, Computer Science, Engineering etc.


Come join us to get into the fascinating world of Vision Science Research!

To register for the symposium, click  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WwcYa9iBTc2H7yvD66zypA