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4th International Symposium "Low Vision and the Brain"

Topic: Conference/Congress
Location: Kaiser-Friedrich-Haus
Robert-Koch-Platz 7 , 10115
Berlin, Germany
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“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.

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.

The conference will take place in Berlin from November 24-26, 2017 and is chaired by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Sabel. The official language is English. 

Abstracts for oral or poster presentations are to be submitted online at www. and in English only. Deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2017. 


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