LVPEI was recognized for its exemplary contributions to vision and ophthalmology by ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology - the largest global body that facilitates, promotes and recognizes research in vision and ophthalmology): Dr PremNandhini Satgunam received the prestigious Carl Camras Translational Research Award for her innovation - pediatric perimeter; Dr Subhabrata Chakrabarti bestowed with the highest honour of Gold Fellow of ARVO (a first from India) for his services on various fronts of eye and vision research; Mr Goutham Pyatla and Ms Rebecca Sumalini (graduate students) received the prestigious DCERF (Developing Country Eye Research Fellowship) award; and additionally, six graduate students received ARVO Travel Grants.
The 14th Annual Champalimaud Symposium (virtual) had Dr Michael Chiang, Director of the National Eye Institute, Maryland, deliver the oration on the potential of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology. It also had keynote lectures by Prof Friedrich Paulsen on the functional anatomy of the tear drainage system and Dr Venkata Venuganti on the use of microneedles in ocular drug delivery.
A unique five-day virtual workshop, Neuron-glia Interactions in Ocular Development and Diseases - to foster Indo-US collaborations in basic and translational eye research between the two countries was held under the aegis of the IUSSTF (Indo-US Science and Technology Forum). The workshop was organized through collaboration between LVPEI, Wayne State University and the University of Massachusetts to understand and strategize the roles of neurons and glia in disease causation in the eye. Various researchers from leading institutions in India and USA deliberated to gain further insights into the molecular mechanisms in neuron-glia communications.
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