OSA Fall Vision Meeting

The OSA Fall Vision Meeting 2017 will be held October 13-15, 2017 at American University.

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We are pleased to announce the 16th Annual Optical Society Fall Vision Meeting, scheduled to take place October 21-23, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn University & Medical Center in Rochester, NY. 

Since 2001, the OSA Vision Meeting has grown as a high-quality, low-cost conference focused on all aspects of the visual system. This year, we are very excited to co-locate the meeting with Frontiers in Optics (FiO), the OSA Annual Meeting and to offer free cross-registration. Any individual who registers for the Fall Vision Meeting receives one day free at FiO (October 17-21, 2016). Additionally, any author who has a sessioned paper that was accepted as part of the Vision and Color FiO subcategory (including co-authors on sessioned papers) and has registered for the Fall Vision Meeting will receive two days for free at FiO. These agreements are reciprocal with the Fall Vision Meeting with authors and co-authors receiving one or two days free registration to the Fall Vision Meeting.  The abstract deadline for FiO is May 25, 2016 at 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT). 

This year's OSA Fall Vision Meeting includes four invited sessions, three contributed talk sessions, and a variety of contributed poster presentations. The confirmed program of invited speakers is listed below.  

During this year's meeting, the 2016 Tillyer Award will be presented to Professor Dennis M. Levi from University of California, Berkeley for ground-breaking studies of normal spatial vision, plasticity in the adult visual system, and amblyopia. The Tillyer Award was established in 1953 through an endowment from the American Optical Co. It is presented to a person who has performed distinguished work in the field of vision, including (but not limited to) the optics, physiology, anatomy or psychology of the visual system.

This year will also feature a symposium dedicated to the memory of John Krauskopf (1928-2016).  Several of the speakers drawn from among his former collaborators and include Karl Gegenfurtner, Laurence Maloney, Austin Roorda, David Williams, Sophie Wuerger, and Qasim Zaidi.  In the spirit of John’s approach to science, the session will not dwell on the past but will cover current research in topics that were central to his interests, such as color discrimination, color appearance, and retinal function. 

We look forward to welcoming you in Rochester!

Duje Tadin (University of Rochester, Chair, 2016 Local Organizing Committee)
Jennifer Hunter (University of Rochester, Chair, OSA Vision and Color Division)

Session Topics and Speakers

Fixational eye movements - neural substrates and perceptual consequences

The eye is constantly in motion as part of the visual process. The purpose of this session is to explore the mechanisms underlying fixational eye movements and the related visual consequences.

Confirmed Speakers:

Susana Martinez-Conde (State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center)

Michele Rucci (Boston University)

Martin Rolfs (Humboldt University Berlin)

Ziad M. Hafed (University of Tuebingen)

The developing visual system

Typical development of the visual system depends critically on maturation of the optics of the eye and neural processing. This session will explore the development of ocular optics, retina, perceptual function and visual statistical learning as parallel processes that impact the function of the typical and atypical developing child.

Confirmed Speakers:

Christine Wildsoet (UC, Berkeley)

Anne Fulton (Boston Children's Hospital)

Daphne Maurer (McMaster, Canada)

Scott Johnson (UCLA)

Visual human factors in driving  

This session will explore how different visual factors impact driving in humans. We will consider contributions from visual optics, visual processing, and visual cognition. The insights may be useful for the design of automotive information display systems, and for devising recommendations and assistance for those who drive [or want to drive] while visually impaired.

Confirmed Speakers:

Alex Bowers (Schepens)

John Wann (UK)

Rick Tyrrell (Clemson)

Mary Hayhoe (UT Austin)


Symposium on 100 Years of Vision at OSA: Most Cited Vision Papers in OSA Journals

Vision Science has been an active community at OSA, and a large percentage of publications on vision have been among the most top cited in OSA Journals (JOSA, JOSA A, Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optics Express and Biomedical Optics Express, among others). The symposium hig,lights some classic vision science papers and their impact on today’s research in the field. Selected thems range from the sensitivity of the eye and motion perception to wavefront sensing in the eye.

Invited Speakers:

Edward H. Adelson, MIT, USA

Denis Pelli, New York Univ., USA

Andrew Bo Watson, NASA, USA

David Williams, University of Rochester, USA

7.1 Novel Design Concepts for Eye Correction and Vision Simulators

Carlos Dorronsoro, Consejo Sup Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain

Earl Smith, University of Houston, USA

Marrie van der Mooren, Abbott Medical Optics, Netherlands

7.2 Understanding Myopia Development

Sally MacFadden, University of Newcastle, Australia

Donald O. Mutti, Ohio State University, USA

7.3 Probing Ocular Biomechanics with Imaging Technologies

Maciej Wojtkowski, Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland

Seok Hyun A. Yun, Harvard Medical School, USA

7.4 Novel Applications of Femtosecond Lasers in Ophthalmology

Jonathan David Ellis, University of Rochester, USA

Jennifer Hunter, University of Rochester, USA

7.5 Optics Meets Neuroscience 

Daniel C. Cote, Universite Laval, Canada

Francesco Pavone, European Lab for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Italy

Shaoqun Zeng, Huazhong Univ of Science & Technology, China

Bart Borghuis, University of Louisville Medical Center, USA

Ania Majewska, University of Rochester, USA

Lawrence Sincich, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA