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Fall Vision Meeting, 2002


in cooperation with the Optical Society of America


Oct 24th – 27th, 2002

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA




Overview

Immediately prior to the 2001 Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, the Vision and Color groups held a satellite meeting hosted by UC Irvine. The meeting was very successful, with much higher attendance than the Annual meeting.

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute and UC Berkeley, School of Optometry are jointly sponsoring a expanded version of the fall vision meeting in cooperation with the Optical Society of America in San Francisco in October, 2002. The meeting will be held at the Palace of Fine Arts Lecture Theater, next to the Exploratorium interactive science museum.

This low-cost meeting incorprated the constituencies of the OSA Noninvasive Assessment topical meeting, and of the Vision, and Color groups from the OSA Annual Meeting, which decided not to participate in the Annual meeting in 2002. The meeting included the presentation of the Tillyer Lecture, in recognition of this longstanding award for excellence in vision science.

The meeting brought together those interested in quantitative visual science and those developing medical applications of this high-quality field in an appealing venue with extensive opportunities for cross-fertilization at the clinical/lab interface. The registration cost was low, and free for students. Accommodation costs are surprisingly low in this area of San Francisco, despite that fact that it is close to the Bay, the Yacht Harbor and the Golden Gate Bridge.