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OSA Vision Meeting


The fifth annual OSA Vision Meeting (OSAVM) will be held at the Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park on October 21, 22, and 23, 2005. The meeting is sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Arizona with cooperation from the Optical Society of America.

The Optical Society of America Vision Meeting is a small, high-quality scientific meeting focused on all aspects of vision research. This year, our program includes sessions on the nature and evolution of cortical visual area, night vision, amblyopia and prosthetic visual devices to name but a few.

The cost of the conference is kept low (student registration is only $40) and talks are organized so that there is plenty of time for discussion. Many of the talks are from invited speakers and we are also accepting submissions for other presentations from the vision science community. Young investigators may asked to be considered for the Young Investigator Award for the best talk or poster presentation.

Tucson, in the heart of Optics Valley, is the home of the Optical Sciences Center and Kitt Peak National Observatory. With 314 days of sunshine a year, it offers an ideal environment for outdoor activities.

The OSAVM will immediately follow the Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America at which there will be at least one additional day of vision science (Thursday, October 20). This day will be free for OSA members who register for the OSA Vision Meeting by September 5.

Conference details are available here:

and the flyer may be downloaded from:

We are accepting open abstract submissions at

The deadline for abstract submissions is July 1st.

The current program is available at:

Participants are encouraged to register in advance of the conference to take advantage of reduced registration fees. You may register for the conference here:

Note that you must do two things to register:

  1. Download an complete the PDF of the payment form, then FAX or mail it back to the organizers in Tucson. This is how you pay for the conference.
  2. Fill out your details online and submit them. This is how you register for the conference.


Boynton Lecture by Joel Pokorny and Vivianne Smith

Workshop Topics & Invited Speakers

Retinal Implants
Ione Fine, Shelley Fried, Robert Marc, John Wyatt

Myopia, Accommodation & Presbyopia
Rowan Candy, Cliff Schor, Earl Smith III, David Troilo

Connectivity & Function in the Short-Wavelength Cone Pathway
Paul Martin, Stan Schein, Hannah Smithson, Andrew Stockman

Night Vision
John Barbur, Kent Higgins, Eli Peli, Corina Van de Pol

Evolution of the Visual System
Vivien Casagrande, Leah Krubitzer, Callum Ross, Jake Sivak

Color in Natural Environments
David Foster, J├╝rgen Golz, Daniel Osorio, Thomas Wachtler

Erin Harvey, Dennis Levi, Suzanne McKee, Graham Quinn

Visual Areas: Form and Function
Marty Sereno, Roger Tootell, Leslie Ungerleider, Brian Wandell

Supported in part by funds from Research to Prevent Blindness