IMAGINING THE IMPOSSIBLE

13th International Low Vision Conference by the International Society for Low Vision
Research and Rehabilitation

Postponed
Sunday 11th - Thursday 15th July 2021
The Convention Centre Dublin – Ireland

Hosted by:
VISPA (Vision Impaired Service Provider's Alliance)

VISPA Organisation members are:
NCBI, ChildVision, Irish Guide Dogs, Fighting Blindness

IMAGINING THE IMPOSSIBLE

13th International Low Vision Conference by the International Society for Low Vision
Research and Rehabilitation

Postponed
Sunday 11th - Thursday 15th July 2021
The Convention Centre Dublin – Ireland

Hosted by:
VISPA (Vision Impaired Service Provider's Alliance)

VISPA Organisation members are:
NCBI, ChildVision, Irish Guide Dogs, Fighting Blindness

IMAGINING THE IMPOSSIBLE

13th International Low Vision Conference by the International Society for Low Vision
Research and Rehabilitation

Postponed
Sunday 11th - Thursday 15th July 2021

The Convention Centre Dublin – Ireland

Hosted by:
VISPA (Vision Impaired Service Provider's Alliance)

VISPA Organisation members are:
NCBI, ChildVision, Irish Guide Dogs, Fighting Blindness

4r Vision

6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “LOW VISION AND THE BRAIN”

Rescue, Regeneration, Restoration and Rehabilitation (“4r-Vision”)

In Association with
13TH International Low Vision by the
International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation

Vision 2020

Sunday 11th-Thursday 15th July 2021
Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland

 

“4r-vision” is an international and multidisciplinary conference that will highlight basic science, 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 and therapy opportunities which might greatly impact patient care in the future. 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, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, engineering, pharmacology and technology. 4r-vision will present next steps to brighten the light at the end of the tunnel of blindness, highlighting innovative methods that might provide more wiggle room to reduce or prevent vision loss and improve it. 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 conference in this city of art, culture, and science.

Bernhard A. Sabel, PhD,

SCIENTIFIC TOPICS

  • Special Topic: “Regeneration and Rescue”
    (Organizers: L. Benowitz & J. Goldberg)
  • Degeneration, neuroprotection and rescue
  • Vascular system, intraocular and intracranial pressure
  • Brain reorganization and neuroplasticity
  • Restoration and recovery
  • Augmentation/Substitution/Compensation
  • Visual Rehabilitation and neuropsychological interventions
  • Psychosomatic challenges, psychology of coping, and life style
  • Out-of-the-box and alternative medicine
  • Neurotechnology and drugs
  • Innovation and commercialization

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Bernhard A. Sabel, PhD

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