The Eye, The Brain and The Auto

9th Biennial World Research Congress on Vision and Driving

December 6-8, 2020

Hotel St. Regis, Detroit, MI

Impact of Disruptive Technology Enabling Autonomous Mobility on Healthcare



Date: October 7-9, 2018

Place: Motor City Casino Hotel, Detroit, MI

Organizing Committee:

Elizabeth Baron, Virtual Reality & Advanced Visualization, Ford Research Lab Product Center, Dearborn, MI

Larry Burns, Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Former VP Research & Development, General Motors, Warren, MI

Thomas G. Dennehy, M.S., B.S., Analytics Center of Excellence, Element Fleet Management, Van Buren Twp., MI
Paul A. Edwards, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chairman, The McCole Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, HFHS, Detroit, MI

David J. Goldman, M.D., Assistant Medical Director, Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, HFHS, Detroit, MI

Philip C. Hessburg, M.D., Medical Director, Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, HFHS, Detroit, MI

Roseanne Horne, Coordinator World Research Congresses, Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, HFHS, Detroit, MI

Gerald McGwin, Jr., M.S., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Lylas G. Mogk, M.D., Center for Vision Rehabilitation and Research, HFHS, Detroit, MI

Edward R. O’Malley, M.D., Former Physician-in-Charge Henry Ford Medical Center – Cottage, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D., Professor, Ophthalmology, Director, School of Medicine, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Joseph Rizzo, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Thomas Seder, Ph.D., Chief Technologist, HMI, GM Technical Center, Warren, MI


Objectives: At the end of the three-day world congress attendees will:

  • appreciate the potential that big data management and the disruptive IT technology develop- ing in the transportation industry may play in health care and wellness

  • understand the role that user’s vision and cognition will play in a journey from no driver assist technology to full autonomy—i.e. level zero to level five.

  • better understand how the medical field can contribute to and benefit from the development of autonomous vehicles and the technology for their safe universal acceptance

  • have a clear understanding of the progress being made in autonomous vehicle development and the potential role this disruptive technology might have in human medicine

  • have reviewed progress in the field of human-machine interface in automotive transportation and the roles that vision and cognition will play in this rapidly unfolding field

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If you have questions or interest in supporting this congress by attendance, abstract submission or financially, please contact:

Roseanne Horne at 313-936-1968 or