By means of the generosity of our sponsors, we were able to attribute 2 awards to the young scientists (PhD students and PostDoc fellows).

The 2 selected young researchers are:

Mrs Joana Neves for the best oral presentation with "MANF as an immune modulatory intervention to improve retinal regenerative therapies in aging" and

Mrs Rebekah Warwick for the best poster presentation with "Response properties of retinal ganglion cells and their underlying circuits vary with retinal location".

The 2 winners will benefit of flight tickets and registration fees for the next ARVO meeting in 2018 ! Congrats!


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In the frame of the ERM 2017, we decided to organize a Symposium in french, keeping the focus rather on the clinician aspect of the scientific research and therefore taking in account human retinal diseases and dysfunctions. The speakers, scientists and medical researchers will have the opportunity to present new therapeutic solutions and diagnostics possibilities yeld by brand new imagery technologies. The idea is to attract in this way, as much as possible young clinicians to the ERM to boost the dialogue between them and the scientists.

Dans le cadre de l'ERM 2017, nous avons décidé d'organiser un symposium en français, en mettant plutôt l'accent sur l'aspect médical de la recherche scientifique, prenant ainsi en compte les maladies et les dysfonctionnements humains de la rétine. Les conférenciers, les scientifiques et les médecins chercheurs auront l'opportunité de présenter de nouvelles solutions thérapeutiques et des possibilités de diagnostic grâce à de nouvelles technologies d'imagerie. L'idée est d'attirer de cette façon, autant que possible, les jeunes cliniciens vers l'ERM 2017 pour stimuler le dialogue entre eux et les scientifiques. Cette session sera validante DPC - Développement Professionnel Continu pour medecins.


This Symposium will take place on Thursday the 5th October from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. -
Here is the programme to download [>>]

Chair: Robert Duvoisin (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland U.S.A.)

  • Les prothèses rétiniennes de nouvelle génération :
    Paul-Henri Prevot / Yannick Lemer
  • Restauration visuelle par thérapie Optogénétique :
    Antoine Chaffiol
  • Dystrophie rétinienne : La survie des cônes et le RdCVF :
    Emmanuelle Clérin
  • Production de rétines in vitro à partir de cellules pluripotentes humaines : Un nouvel outil thérapeutique :
    Sacha Reichman
  • Stratégies d’ingénierie tissulaire de l’œil à base de cellules souches embryonnaires humaines et à visée thérapeutique : Conception et essais cliniques en cours et futurs:
    Karim Ben M Barek
  • Imagerie et nouveaux critères d’évaluations médicaux :
    Michel Paques / Kate Grieve
  • Impact des troubles visuels sur la vie journalière des patients atteints de dystrophies rétiniennes :
    Saddek Mohand-Saïd

dreamstime xl 44802095During the meeting all participants will have the possibility to use our Marketplace Blackboard.

Our idea is not only to foster the community network, but also to benefit of this event to create personal links between young researchers, seeking a position in the vision and retina research domain, and the senior researchers looking for an adequate candidate for their team and lab. Don't miss the opportunity to have a meeting with your future collaborators in person !

To facilitate the task and to have a better overview, you will find soon here, 2 different templates to download and to complete according to your needs, if you are seeking a position or looking for a candidate. The completed and printed templates will be then pinned to the Marketplace Blackboard.

Keep watching this space for updates !


Vision and Visions: Current Concepts and Future Challenges in Retinal Research

October 2-3, 2017
Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany

The goal of the meeting is to bring together the leading retina experts to intensify the discussion on future challenges and evolving concepts of the field at a time of great methodological advances. Please download here the progarmme - PDF - of the Delmenhorst Symposium

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Monday, October 2nd 2017

12:00 - 14:00: Welcome Reception

Session 1:
14:00 - 14:30: Heinz Wässle (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
“The Discovery of Ganglion Cell Types of the Mammalian Retina: from 1854 to 2017”
14:30 - 15:00: Richard Masland (Boston, USA)
“The Diversity of Retinal Neurons: History and Prospects”
15:00 - 15:30: John E. Dowling (Cambridge, USA)
“Reconstructing the Human Fovea Using Connectomic Methods”

15:30 - 16:00: Coffee Break

Session 2:
16:00 - 16:30: Thomas Euler (Tübingen, Germany)
“What the Mouse’s Eye Tells the (Rest of) the Mouse’s Brain”
16:30 - 17:00: Maureen McCall (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
“The Role of Glycinergic Inhibition in the Visual Responses of Retinal Ganglion Cells”
17:00 - 17:30: Silke Haverkamp (Frankfurt, Germany)
“Glycinergic Inhibition in the Central Primate Retina”

18:00 - 19:30 : Dinner

Special Lecture:
20:00: David Vaney (Brisbane, Australia)
“Vision and Visions”

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017:

Session 3:
9:00 – 9:30: Maarten Kamermans (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
„The Astonishing Complexity of Outer Retinal Processing“
9:30 – 10:00: Nicholas Brecha (Los Angeles, USA)
„Horizontal Cell Feedback and Feedforward Signaling in the Mammalian Retina“
10:00 – 10:30: Johann Helmut Brandstätter (Erlangen/Nürnberg, Germany)
“Signal Transmission and Adaptation at the First Synapse in the Visual System”

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break

Session 4:
11:00 – 11:30: Stephen Massey (Houston, Texas, USA)
“Photoreceptor Coupling in the Retina”
11:30 – 12:00: William Baldridge (Halifax, Canada)
“A Fishy Business: The Many Actions of Dopamine in the Teleost Retina”
12:00 – 12:30: Stuart Mangel (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
"Dopamine Modulation of GABAa-Receptor-Mediated Horizontal Cell Feedback and Feedforward Signaling"

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

Session 5:
14:00 – 14:30: Marla Feller (Berkeley, California, USA)
“Activity-Dependent Modulation of Gap Junctions in Developing Retina”
14:30 – 15:00: William Stell (Calgary, Canada)
“Ocular Growth and Refractive Development as a Manifestation of Retinal Circuit Functions”
15:00 – 15:30: Peter Lukasiewicz (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
“Signaling in the Healthy and Diseased Retina”

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee Break

Session 6:
16:00 – 16:30: Enrica Strettoi (Pisa, Italy)
“New Laboratory Approaches to Challenge Inherited Photoreceptor Degeneration”
16:30 - 17:00: Eberhart Zrenner (Tübingen, Germany)
„Restoring Lost Vision with Electronic Retinal Prosthesis“
17:00: Concluding Remarks

Satellite meeting venue: The meeting will take place at the Hanse- Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, in Northern Germany ( The nearest airport is Bremen which can be reached in thirty minutes and offers direct flights to Paris.

Registration: Participation in the satellite symposium is free but registration is required. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

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An evening cultural program including dinner on the 3rd of October 2017 can be booked for a fee of 75 €.
Hotel reservations can be made by the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg upon request.

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Alvaro Rendon - Institut de la Vision, Paris (Co-organizer) // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Petri Ala-Laurila, Aalto University School of Science, Finland (Co-organizer) // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Post address:

ERM 2017

Institut de la Vision
Fondation Voir & Entendre

17 rue Moreau
75012 PARIS