The 8th Biennial The Eye and The Chip World Research Congress on Artificial Vision

Start Date: Sunday, September 28 2014
End Date: Tuesday, September 30 2014
Time: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Course Overview:
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The 8th Biennial World Congress on the Relationship between Neurobiology and Nano-Electronics Focusing on Artificial Vision
The Eye and The Chip
September 28-30, 2014
The Henry, An Autograph Collection Hotel
300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI
The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System, presents a three-day world congress dedicated to:
  • Identifying areas of progress in the wedding between neurobiology and nanotechnology which will one day provide devices to be placed in the eye or the brain of many persons now bling to afford them some level of useful vision.
  • Achieving, by collegial interchange, collaborative relationships between major programs in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. 
  • Identifying advances and challenges remaining in the global pursuit of true artifical vision.
  • Identifying outcomes of device implantation where it is occuring - Europe, US, etc.
  • Identifying progress in the US FDA approval of visual Neuro-prosthetic device implantation in humans.

Target Audience:

  • Bioengineers, Biomaterials Researchers, Corporate Regulatory Officials, Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Journalists, Medical Device Representatives, Nanotechnologists, Neuro-anatomists, Neuro-pathologies, Neuro-radiologists, Neuro-surgeons, Neuro-physiologists, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Blind Community, Interested Public, Press, Visual Physiologists, Venture Capitalists.

Sessions will be devoted to a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • What is going on in Asia?
  • What are they doing in Europe?
  • What is going on Down Under and in Israel?
  • Where are we with the American programs?
  • What is going on in Washington, D.C.?
  • What else should we know?

Congress Objectives:

      At the end of the 8th The Eye and The Chip World Research Congress, the lead research presenters and attendees will:

  • Have a clear understanding of which blind patients will eventually benefit from a visual neuro-prosthetic device.
  • Be fully aware of which patients will benefit from a device within the eye, and which patients will be benefitted only by a device interfacing directly with the visual cortex of the brain.
  • View the development process of a complex medical device, and will recognize the role played by the US FDA in bringing forth safe and effective medical devices for the American public.
  • Review progress in the field of visual neuro-prosthetic device development and implantation - challenges and successes.
  • Form additional collaborative pairings which serve to accelerate the process of device development and implementation.

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Henry Ford Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 



Henry Ford Health System designates this live course for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity



In Compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, all individuals in a position to control/influence the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial interests of their own or spouse or partners with any commercial interests and/or non-FDA approved use of a drug or a device that is included in the presentation.

Professional Credit:
Credit Type Sponsor Credits
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) (TM) 20
Non-Physician Credit Hours 20