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4TH INTERNATIONAL LOW VISION & THE BRAIN SYMPOSIUM

Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus * | Berlin, GERMANY
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Title: 4TH INTERNATIONAL LOW VISION & THE BRAIN SYMPOSIUM
Specialty: Neurology
Dates: From Nov, 24, 2017 to Nov, 26, 2017
Location: Berlin, GERMANY
Type: Symposium
Registration Cost: From 135 to 350 EUR
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Event Venue:

Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus *

Berlin, GERMANY Visit the Venue to read more
Currency:
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Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

"Low Vision and the Brain"


4r-vision: rescue, regeneration, restoration, rehabilitation


Welcome to Berlin, the city of art, culture and science. This is the city where Hermann von Helmholtz – founder of psychophysics - and Alexander v. Humboldt – the father of empirical science – were known for their visionary contributions on exploring the human mind and the laws of nature. In their spirit, this conference explores the topic of vision loss after damage to the retina, optic nerve or brain. Such neurodegenerations are considered irreversible, wherein the best practice is currently to slowing decline through eye drops or surgery.  The retina, optic nerve and visual cortex present very particular challenges in clinical management as so many patients are left with permanent visual loss as a result of late presentation or a lack of universally effective treatments. But progress in science and technology gives rise towards a more optimistic future of prevention, compensation and even improvement of low vision. These advances impact different visual system diseases affecting the nervous system, including typical “eye diseases” such as glaucoma, optic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and amblyopia. But low vision is also found in neurological diseases of the brain´s visual system including stroke and trauma, normal aging, dementia, Huntington and Parkinson´s diseases.


“4r-vision” is an international and multidisciplinary conference that will highlight diagnostic and treatment approaches that aim to modulate nervous system structure and function though rescue, regeneration, restoration and rehabilitation.  Besides the retina – with its 1 gram of tissue weight - the brain´s visual system (>100 gr) is also a potential target to offer new research opportunities and options for patient care. This conference will showcase recent paradigm shifts in basic science, clinical care, and industry innovations, including drugs and devices that can reduce cell death, stem cells and regeneration, behavioural training and electrical devices (prosthesis and non-invasive brain stimulation) that restore some vision and/or strengthen residual visual capacities through brain plasticity. In addition, psychological topics will be discussed, such as the role of stress and coping difficulties in low vision, substitution and compensation.


4r-vision is unique as it addresses the eye-brain interaction in an interdisciplinary manner, touching the fields of ophthalmology, neurology, molecular biology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, engineering, and technology. 4r-vision will present next steps to brighten the light at the end of the tunnel of blindness, highlighting innovative methods that give us more wiggle room to prevent loss and improve vision. The conference is an interdisciplinary hub for exchanging scientific advances, innovation and ideas for commercialization, to tackle this major unsolved problem in medicine.  I look forward to welcoming scientists and clinicians from all over the world to participate in the exciting atmosphere of 4r-vision meeting in this city of art, culture, and science.


Bernhard A. Sabel, PhD

Speakers/Faculty:

Robin R. Ali (London/GB)

Amir Amedi (Jerusalem/IS)

Andrea Antal (Göttingen/DE)

Larry Benowitz (Boston, MA/US)

Kun-Che Chang (Stanford, CA/US)

Sylvie Chokron (Paris/FR)

Tanuj Dada (Haryana/IN)

Gera de Haan (Croningen/NL)

Ruowu Hou (Bejing/CN)

Benedetto Falsini (Roma/IT)

Fang Fang (Hong Kong/CN)

Ying Gao (Magdeburg/DE)

Huiguang He (Beijing/CN)

Petra Henrich-Noack (Magdeburg/DE)

Christoph Herrmann (Oldenburg/DE)

Natalia Kurysheva (Moscow/RU)

Robert MacLaren (Oxford/GB)

Georg Michelson (Erlangen/DE)

Neville Osborne (Oxford/GB)

Olga Overbury (Montreal/CA)

Gordon Plant (London/GB)

Josef Rauschecker (Georgetown, CA/US)

Gisbert Richard (Hamburg/DE)

Robert Ritch (New York, NY/US)

Paolo Rossini (Roma/IT)

Arash Sahraie (Aberdeen/GB)

William Seiple (Paris/FR)

Kwok-Fai So (Hong Kong/CN)

Hans-Peter Thier (Tübingen/DE)

Yoshikazu Ugawa (Fukushima/JP)

Ruth van Nispen (Amsterdam/NL)

Elvire Vaucher (Montreal/CA)

Wioletta Waleszcyzk (Warszawa/PL)

Ulf Ziemann (Tübingen/DE)

Eberhart Zrenner (Tübingen/DE)

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Registration Cost
Type
Early Registration

2017-08-20
Late Registration From: 2017-08-31 To: 0--
On site Registration
Regular
285
320
350
Students
135
165
180

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
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Letter of confirmation:
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Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

Accommodation
Accommodation:
The following hotels hold a reserved contingent of rooms at special rates. Please quote the special conference booking code "Low Vision 2017" when booking so that you may benefit from the special conference rates.


Invalidenstraße 38

10115 Berlin • Germany

www.mercure.com

Reservation: 0049 (0) 30 30 82 6- 915


Single occupancy: 104 EUR per night, incl. Breakfast

Double occupancy: 123 EUR per night, incl. Breakfast


The 4-star Mercure Hotel Berlin City is centrally located and ideal for tourists or business travelers. All 246 ECARF-certified rooms are suitable for allergy sufferers and have A/C and free WIFI. Arrival: The main train station is just 0.6 miles (1 km) and the Venue of the conference “Low Vision 2017” just 0.3 miles (0,5 km) away in a walking distance. 

Tegel and Schönefeld airports are 5 miles (8 km) and 15.5 miles (25 km) away. It is 3.1 miles (5 km) from the A100 highway. The U-Bahn stops right at the hotel.


Invalidenstraße 98

10115 Berlin • Germany

nordic-hotels.com

Reservation: via mail: berlin-mitte@nordic-hotels.com


Single occupancy: 96 EUR per night, incl. Breakfast

Double occupancy: 111 EUR per night, incl. Breakfast


At walking distance to Berlins most important attraction the hotel is the perfect place to stay in the city. After your day in the city, relax in our modern rooms equipped with bathrooms with walk-in rainshowers. In our spacious suite you will also find your own Jacuzzi tub. Arrival: The main train station is just 0.6 miles (1 km) and the Venue of the conference “Low Vision 2017” just 0.15 miles (0,35 km) away in a walking distance. 

Tegel and Schönefeld airports are 5 miles (8 km) and 15.5 miles (25 km) away. It is 3.1 miles (5 km) from the A100 highway. The U-Bahn stops right at the hotel.

Accommodation Options and Cost

Hotel Name
Type of charge
Single
Room
Double
Room
Distance from Venue
Mercure Hotel Berlin
Date range
104
123
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Submission Info

We cordially invite you to submit your abstracts for poster or oral presentations to the 4th International Symposium "Low Vision and the Brain". We are looking forward to receiving your contributions for the scientific programme and and would like to thank you in advance for your support!


Thank you for submitting your results from research and practice on the following main topics:


• Neuroprotection and rescue

• Brain and retina degeneration

• Vascular system, intraocular and intracranial pressure

• Regeneration

• Brain reorganization and neuroplasticity

• Restoration and recovery

• Augmentation/Substitution/Compensation

• Visual Rehabilitation and neuropsychological interventions

• Psychosomatic challenges, psychology of coping, and life style

• Alternative medicine

• Neurotechnology and Drugs

• Innovation and commercialization


Please click here to submit your abstract online

Abstract submission deadline 2017-08-20
Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

The Low Vision Symposium will be accompanied by a specialised industrial exhibition. All interested companies are invited to request information on the exhibition modalities from Conventus Congressmanagement & Marketing GmbH.


Dear industrial partners,


Vision loss after damage to the retina, optic nerve or brain are considered irreversible.  The best one could hope for is preventing decline through eye drops or surgery.  But recent progress in science and technology gives rise to new options of prevention and even reversal of low vision. These advances impact different diseases of the visual system including “eye diseases” such as glaucoma, optic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and amblyopia. But low vision is also found in neurological diseases of the brain´s visual system including stroke and trauma, normal aging, dementia, Huntington and Parkinson´s diseases.


“4r-vision” is an international and multidisciplinary conference that will highlight diagnostic and treatment approaches that aim at modulating nervous system structure and function though rescue, regeneration, restoration and rehabilitation.  Besides the retina – with its 1 gram of tissue weight - the brain´s visual system (>100 gr) is also a target to offer new options for patient care. 4r-vison will showcase the recent paradigm shift in basic and clinical science, clinical care, and industry innovations. Topics to be covered include drugs and devices that can reduce cell death, stem cells and regeneration, behavioural training and electrical stimulation devices that restore vision and/or strengthen residual visual capacities through brain plasticity. And it will cover coping with low vision through substitution or compensation.


4r-vision is unique as it addressed the problem of low vision in an interdisciplinary manner from the perspectives of ophthalmology, neurology, molecular biology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, engineering, and technology. There is more “wiggle room” to prevent and improve vision loss by rescuing, replacing or activating neurons and their networks in low vision.  This will help finding new light at the end of the tunnel to overcome vision loss and properly adjust to it is a way which goes beyond eye drops and surgery. This is both a scientific and societal responsibility, and 4r-vision is a source of  scientific advancement, innovation and commercialization.


Bernhard Sabel 

Institut for Medical Psychology, Conference Chair


For questions regarding exhibit and sponsor information, please contact:

Conventus Congressmanagement & Marketing GmbH

Martin Singer 

Carl-Pulfrich-Straße 1

07745 Jena, Germany

Phone +49 3641 31 16-310

vision@conventus.de

www.conventus.de

Sponsors / Supporters
Exhibition Housing Info

NeuroCare Group GmbH

München/DE


Trusetal Verbandsstoffwerk GmbH

Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock/DE

Contact
Organising Agency

Mandy Wagner , Conventus Congressmanagement & Marketing GmbH

Phone: 011-49-36-4131-16160

Email: registrierung@conventus.de

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