The Eye and The Chip

12th World Research Congress on the Relationship Between

Neurobiology and Nano-Electronics Focusing on Artificial Vision

October 3-5, 2021

The Henry Hotel, Dearborn, MI



Date: October 3-5, 2021

Place: The Henry Hotel, Dearborn, MI



Organizing Committee:

Lauren Ayton, Ph. D., University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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
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

Daniel Rathbun, Ph. D., Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System

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

Philip Troyk, Ph. D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

James Weiland, Ph. D., Kellogg Eye Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI




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

Have a clear understanding of which blind patients will benefit from a visual neuro-prosthetic device


Have reviewed progress in the field of visual neuro-prosthetic device development and challenges of surgical implementation

Will know how nano-electronic visual neuro-prosthetic devices compare with other artificial vision initiatives

Have viewed the development process of a complex medical device, and will recognize the role played by the USFDA in bringing forth safe and effective medical devices


Be fully aware of which patients will benefit from a device within the eye, and which patients will benefit only by a device interfacing directly with the visual cortex of the brain


Have formed additional collaborative relationships which will serve to accelerate the process of device development and implantation

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

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