Columbia University Medical Center and Lighthouse Guild to Hold Conference on New Technologies for the Patients with Vision Loss

Posted on 10/25/2016

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Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, will host its 2016 Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Award Luncheon and The Pisart Award Lecture and Reception at the New York Historical Society on October 28-29, 2016. 

Daniel Palanker, PhD, is the recipient of the 2016 Bressler Prize. The Bressler Vision Science Symposium on “Technologies for Restoration of Sight in Retinal Degeneration,” will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

Pradeep Y. Ramulu, MD, PhD, is the 2016 Pisart Award honoree. The Pisart Award lecture, entitled “Functional and Behavioral Implications of Low Vision,” and reception will be held Friday, October 28, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

“Both scientists, chosen by an independent panel of judges from various vision care disciplines, are being recognized for their remarkable contributions to the field of vision science and the significant impact of their research,” said Alan R. Morse, JD, PhD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild.

“Improving the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired is a core tenet of Lighthouse Guild,” Dr. Morse added. “By recognizing leading clinicians and researchers, who are searching for and finding ways to understand visual mechanisms, restore vision, and help those with vision loss, we bring new energy to our shared purpose and help lay the foundation for tomorrow’s breakthroughs. We look forward to collaborating with them to help people deal effectively with vision loss.”

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