IIBMST Symposium 2010:
Global Health and Vision

The IIBMST is pleased to announce its first symposium July 20-21, 2010 on the SUNY Upstate Medical University Campus, in Weiskotten Hall, Syracuse New York..

The themes for the 2010 International symposium are
Global Health and Vision.

Global Health Symposium

Tuesday July 20, 1 to 4 p.m.

Presenters include:

Ih-Jen Su, MD, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology
National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine
Distinguished Investigator,
National Health Research Institutes, Tainan, Taiwan

"Chemoprevention for HBV hepatocarcinogenesis—the next strategy for chronic HBV infection after HBV vaccination"

Timothy P. Endy, MD, MPH, FACP
Chief, Infectious Disease Division
Associate Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
and Public Health and Preventive Medicine

"Dengue: An emerged global health problem"

Rosemary Rochford, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Upstate Medical University

"Polymicrobial diseases and their impact on global health"

James Kazura, MD
Professor of International Health and Medicine
Director, Center for Global Health and Diseases
Case Western Reserve University

"Malaria Elimination in the 21st century? Predictable and Unpredictable Consequences"

The Bob Barlow Vision Symposium

Wednesday July 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Presenters include:

Ido Perlman, PhD
Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
Pearl Seiden Chair in Vision Science
Dean, Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

"The Role of Retinal neuromodulators in Visual Adaptation"

Barry E. Knox, PhD
Professor and Jacobsen Scholar
Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Ophthalmology
Center for Vision Research
Upstate Medical University

"Rhodopsin: Biosynthesis of rod outer segment membranes and retinal degeneration viewed by live cell imaging"

Eduardo Solessio, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Center for Vision Research
Upstate Medical University

"Metabolic Modulation of Vision"

Bill Brunken, PhD
Professor and Director of Ophthalmic Research
Departments of Cell Biology and Ophthalmology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Co-director of the SUNY Eye Institute

"The role of laminins in macromolecular complex formation in retina and brain."

Note: Dr. Robert Barlow, who passed away in December 2009, was the driving force that established the Center for Vision Research at Upstate Medical University. This symposium is dedicated to his life work.