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Research Lecture Series

Research Lecture Series title

With the College’s Research Lecture Series, we invite recognized vision scientists to present their latest research. These presentations are followed by discussions and informal receptions, allowing the College community an opportunity to become better acquainted with researchers and projects in other laboratories. The research lecture series is also a required activity for second and third year OD/MS students. All are welcome to attend. Unless indicated otherwise, the research lecture series take place at the College from 5 pm - 6 pm on Tuesday nights. One hour of Mass CE credit will be offered.

Spring 2018 Series

New England College of Optometry is pleased to announce it's 2018 Spring Research Lecture Series. A partial list of speakers and dates is posted below. More information will be published as it becomes available.  Please contact Dr. Thanasis Panorgias for additional information.

  • January 16, 2018: Lotfi Merabet, OD, PhD, MPH, Mass. Eye and Ear
    TOPIC: Novel Assessment Approaches for Pediatric Ocular vs Cerebral Causes of Visual Impairment
  • January 23, 2018: Dr. Concetta Alberti, 
    TOPIC: Using Extra-Foveal Vision in Everyday Life

A wine and cheese reception follows each lecture. For more information, please contact Ashley Tortora, 617-587-5628. No RSVP is necessary.

2017 Lectures

Fall Research Lecture Series

  • September 5th 2017: Alice Cronin-Golomb, PhD. Boston University 
    TOPIC: Visual Perception, Attention, and Cognition in Parkinson's Disease
  • September 26th 2017: Jeremy Wolfe, PhD. Harvard University
    TOPIC: The Incidental Gorilla: Or….I am an optometrist, why should I care about visual search?
  • October 17th 2017: Ennio Mingolla, PhD, MEd. Northeastern University
    TOPIC: Ordinal Depth from Kinetic Texture Displays: A Model of Human Perception and a Neurally-inspired Algorithm for Video Streams
  • October 31st 2017: Stephen Christiansen, MD. Boston University Medical Center
    TOPIC: Eyes and Ears - Syndromic and Non-Syndromic Ocular-Auricular Associations
  • November 7th 2017: Elizabeth Johnson, PhD. Tufts University
    TOPIC: Nutrition and the Aging Eye
  • November 14, 2017: Vickery Trinkaus-Randall, PhD. BU School of Medicine
    TOPIC: Changes in the Wound Healing Edge with a Rodent Diabetic Model - Indications of Faulty Repair
  • November 28th 2017: Johanna Seddon, MD, ScM. Tufts University
  • December 5th 2017: Rami Burstein, PhD. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Spring Research Lecture Series

  • February 7, 2017:  Dr. Patricia D'Amore, Schepens Eye Research Institute   
    TOPIC: Retinal angiogenisis in age-related conditions
  • February 14, 2017: Dr. Matt Bronstadt, Schepens Eye Research Institute   
    TOPICDetecting pedestrians by patients with ARMD
  • February 21, 2017:  Dr. Arash Yazdanbakhsh, Boston University   
    TOPICVision and ocular motility in Parkinson's disease
  • February 28, 2017:  Dr. Shelley Fried, Harvard-MGH   
    TOPICRetinal prostheses
  • March 21, 2017:   Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Perez, SUNY Optometry  
    TOPICMyopia control
  • March 28, 2017:  Dr. Haiyan Gong, Boston University   
    TOPICTrabecular outflow in primary open-angle glaucoma
  • April 4, 2017:  Dr. Savon Roy, Boston University   
    TOPICDiabetic retinopathy
  • April 11, 2017:   Dr. Mark Harwood,  East London University   
    TOPIC: Acuity and eye movements

2016 Research Lecture Series Speaker and Topic List