2019 Confirmed Speakers

Panel Member Institution/Abstract Title

Gregory Auner, Ph.D
Wayne State University & Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
Applications of Deep Learning AI to Neural Signal Analysis, Sight Perception, Device Design and Neural Stimulation Patterning
Lauren Ayton, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne, Australia
HOVER Update
Nick Barnes, Ph.D.,
Bionic Vision Technologies, Melbourne, Australia
Novel  Vision Processing Method Facilitates Color-Contrast Object Detection in Participants Implanted with a Suprachoroidal Retinal Prosthesis
Ross Cheriton Ph.D Australian-Canada Bionic Vision Collaboration, Ottawa, Canada
Real Time Beam Trajectory Control for Fully Wireless Optically Powered Epiretinal Prostheses
Ethan Cohen, Ph.D.
US FDA, Silver Spring, Maryland
Real Time Imaging of the Microglia Response to Electrical Overstimulation of the Retina Under Epiretinal Stimulus Electrodes
Rasmus Davidsen-Schmidt, Ph.D Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
In-Vitro Study and Capacitive Behavior of Photovoltaic, Subretinal Implant with 3D Carbon Electrodes
Patrick Degenaar, Ph.D.    
Newcastle University, United Kingdom
OptoViS: Optogenetic Visual Cortical Prosthesis
Jessy Dorn, Ph.D
Second Sight Medical Prodcuts, Sylmar, California
Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis System: One-Year Clinical Trial Results
Cordelia Erikson-Davis, Ph.D
Stanford University, Stanford, California
The Perceptual Experience of Artificial Vision: Qualitative Reports of Epiretinal Implant Users
Long-Sheng Fan, Ph.D.
Iridium Medical Technology & National Taiwan University, Taiwan
The High Resolution Imaging Retinal Prosthesis (HARP4k) -- Status Update on Tissue Tolerance
Eduardo Fernandez, M.D., Ph.D
CORTIVIS, University Miguel Hernandez, Spain
Towards a Cortical Visual Neuroprosthesis for the Blind: Preliminary Results in Human Clinical Trial
Ione Fine, Ph.D
University of Washington, Washington
Pulse Trains to Percepts: The Challenge of Creating a Perceptually Intelligible World Based on Cortical Stimulation of Early Visual Areas
Shelley Fried, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Towards the Development of a Micro-coil Based Cortical Visual Prosthesis 
Tianruo Guo, Ph.D.
University of New South Wales, Australia
Replicating a More Physiological Retinal Neural Code Using High-Rate Electrical Stimulation
Helma Korzybska, Ph.D. Candidate, LESC
Paris Nanterre University, Paris, France
The Perceptual Experience of Artificial Vision: Qualitative Reports of Epiretinal Implant Users
Frank Lane, Ph.D.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
Educational Techniques to Enhance Comprehension of Complex Information
William LeMaire, Ph.D.
Canada-Australia Bionic Vision Collaboration, Sherbrooke, Canada
A Fully Wireless 288 Electrodes Retinal Implant with an Optical Data and Power Link with Ultrananocrystaline Diamond Electrodes
Yannick Le Mer, Ph.D.
Pixium -Vision Paris, France
Implantation of the Wireless Subretinal PRIMA Microchip in First Human Clinical Trial for Dry AMD
Yossi Mandel, M.D., Ph.D.
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Cortical Interactions Between Prosthetic and Natural Retinal Responses – Implications for Restoration of Central Vision
Daniel Palanker, Ph.D.
Stanford University, Stanford, California
Photovoltaic Restoration of Sight in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Fivos Panetsos, Ph.D.
Computense University of Madrid, Spain
A Silk Fibroin Biohybrid Thalamic Visual Neuroprosthesis. First Steps for the Development of the Biohybrid Retina
Matthew Petoe, Ph.D.

Bionic Vision Technologies, Melbourne, Australia
The Bionic Vision Technologies Suprachoroidal Retinal Prosthesis: Interim Clinical Trial Results

Steven Prawer, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne, Australia
The Diamond Eye: Architecture and Reduction to Practice
Daniel Rathbun, Ph.D.
Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan
Electrical Response Clustering of Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells
Joseph Rizzo, M.D.
Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
The Field of Visual Prosthetics: Existential Crisis, or Unrealized Opportunities?
Nishal Shah
Stanford University, Stanford, California
Temporal Dithering of Epiretinal Stimulation to Optimize Artificial Vision
Martin Spencer, Ph.D.
Bionic Vision Technologies, East Melbourne, Australia
Experimentally Constrained Predictions of the Efficacy of a Global Activity Shaping Strategy
Steve Stasheff, M.D., Ph.D.,
National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Expanding the Restorative Capacity of Visual Prostheses Beyond Retinal Diseases: Neurofibromatosis as an Iconic Example
Vernon Towle, Ph.D.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
The Color Option
Philip Troyk, Ph.D.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP): Progress Towards the Clinical Trial
Jiayi Zhang, Ph.D.

Fudan University, China
Nanowire Arrays Restore Vision in Blind Mice

Eberhart Zrenner, M.D. University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
The Challenge to Meet the Expectations of Patients, Ophthalmologists and Public Health- care Systems with Current Retinal Prostheses

Jongmo Seo
Jongmo Seo

Schedule Appointment Online

If you are having an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please do not utilize this scheduling feature for urgent medical situations.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

If you have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone suspected to have the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please contact our nurse line @ 313- 874-7500 prior to scheduling.

Schedule Appointment for