The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), is bringing together premier
researchers who translate molecular and genetic approaches from the
laboratory to visual system diseases in the clinic.
NIH director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver a
taped keynote address at this two-day event that will feature
discussions about cutting-edge treatment strategies as well as the
impact of the human genome sequencing on diagnosis and treatment of
What: Translational Research and Vision Symposium
Who: Speakers will include:
- Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., NEI Director
- Christopher P. Austin, M.D., NIH Chemical Genomics Center
- Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
- Edward S. Boyden, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of
- Emily Y. Chew, M.D., NEI
- Hemin R. Chin, Ph.D., NEI
- Dennis O. Clegg, Ph.D., University of California, Santa
- Mark S. Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., University of Southern
- Samuel G. Jacobson, M.D., Ph.D., University of
- Jay Neitz, Ph.D., University of Washington
- Maureen Neitz, Ph.D., University of Washington
- Anand Swaroop, Ph.D., NEI
- James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- Wai T. Wong, M.D., Ph.D., NEI
When: Thursday, June 24, 2010 from 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Friday, June 25, 2010 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: NIH Clinical Center, Masur Auditorium
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
How: Register to attend at www.nei.nih.gov/anniversary/symposia/research.asp.
Contact: For more information or to schedule an interview with a
featured scientist, please contact the NEI Office of Communication
at (301) 496-5248 or