Rare Diseases II: Hearing and Sight Loss (Rare Diseases II)
Venue: Hotel Eden Roc
|Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2009||End Date/Time: Nov 27, 2009|
|Registration Date: Aug 28, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Aug 28, 2009|
The meeting will bring together experts in sensory neuroscience, developmental biology, genetics, cell biology, modelling, translational research and therapy. It aims at promoting exchanges between the scientists of the two fields and beyond, at stimulating the emergence of new research projects at the interface between disciplines and at training young researchers in this interdisciplinary field.
The sessions will discuss in parallel and compare for vision and hearing:
â€¢ The process of the sensory information by the two sensory systems
â€¢ The evolution of the two sensory systems
â€¢ The development of the sensory organs and the associated developmental defects
â€¢ The mechanisms of sensory transduction and the associated disorders
â€¢ The role of the cilium and the ribbon synapses in photoreceptor cells and auditory hair cells, and the pathogenesis of the disorders affecting the two sensory systems
â€¢ The various therapeutic approaches and rehabilitation: the present achievements, challenges and the fast evolving perspectives.
Three poster awards will be distributed to the best posters presented. These prizes will fully cover the participantsâ€™ conference fees as well as their travel costs.