About Asian Retina Meeting (ARM)

The focus of the ARM will be on neural processing in the vertebrate retina, including anatomical and physiological approaches. The idea of the ARM is to bring together retina researchers from Asia and overseas to facilitate a wider exchange of ideas and concepts and to invoke stimulating discussions about the complex mechanisms that underlie retinal processing and novel therapies of many eye diseases.

2014 Program Overview

The Asian Retina Meeting 2014 (ARM 2014) will be held in Sendai, Japan, from September 14-15, 2014.
The meeting venue will be the Gonryo Hall at Seiryo Campus of Tohoku University, located in Sendai, the tree-clad city of Japan.
As was the case for ARM 2010 in Beijing, China, and ARM2012 in Hsinchu, Taiwan, the focus will be on neural processing in the vertebrate retina, including anatomical and physiological approaches.

Download the poster for dissemination. (PDF 2.47 MB)

Symposium Schedule

Place: Gonryo Hall (Seiryo Campus, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

Tohoku University is located in Sendai city. Sendai city is 2 hour SHINKANSEN (Rapid train) trip from Tokyo.

Traffic Guide to Gonryo Hall
(38 in the map is Gonryo Hall.)

Sep 14 Sunday
13:00 Reception desk open
13:30 Session #1 Chaired by Akimichi Kaneko
13:30-14:00 Masao Tachibana
Neural coding of retinal images during eye movements
14:00-14:30 Chuan-Chin Chiao
Effects of electrical stimulation on retinal regeneration
14:30-15:00 Yoshihiko Tsukamoto
Some OFF bipolar types make direct contacts with both rods and cones in macaque and mouse retinas
15:00-15:15 BREAK
15:15 Session #2 Chaired by Chuan-Chin Chiao
15:15-15:45 Koji Nishiguchi
Gene therapy-mediated restoration of vision in a common murine model of retinal degeneration
15:45-16:15 Ulrike Grünert
16:15-16:45 Erika Sasaki
Possibility of genetically nonhuman primate models in biomedical research
16:45-17:00 BREAK
17:00 Plenary Lectures sponsored by Wakamoto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. “ The fundamental plan of the retina and its diseases”
Chaired by Toru Nakazawa and Amane Koizumi
17:00-17:30 Masahiko Shimura
Treatment options for diabetic macular edema
17:30-18:00 Richard H. Masland
The types of retinal ganglion cells
18:00- PHOTO TIME and Party

Sep 15, Monday
9:30 – Session #3 Chaired by Ulrike Grünert
9:30-10:00 Kazuichi Maruyama
The Comparison of T cell population in Uvietis Vitreous Fluid
10:00-10:30 Amane Koizumi
Chromatic light response from retinal ganglion cells in organotypic culture of rodent retina
10:30-11:00 Kumiko Percival
Kainate receptors mediate synaptic input to transient and sustained OFF pathways in the primate retina
11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15- Session #4 Chaired by Masao Tachibana
11:15-11:45 Benjamin Sivyer
Dendritic integration in direction-selective retinal ganglion cells
11:45-12:15 Paul R. Martin
What happens to retinal signals at the first synapse in the brain?
12:15- LUNCH and Close

Download the ARM2014 program book. (PDF 1,360KB)

You need a password to open the PDF file of ARM2014 program book.

If you want to know a password, please contact Satoru Moritoh (moritoh-s@oph.med.tohoku.ac.jp).

Plenary Lectures

Evening seminar sponsored by Wakamoto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

"The Fundamental plan of the retina and its diseases"

Plenary speakers

Masahiko Shimura
Tokyo Medical University, Japan

Richard H. Masland
Harvard Medical School, USA

Invited Speakers

Ulrike Grunert (University of Sydney, Australia)
Paul Martin (University of Sydney, Australia)
Kumiko Percival (Oregon Health and Science University, USA)
Benjamin Sivyer (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Masao Tachibana (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Erika Sasaki (Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Japan)
Yoshihiko Tsukamoto (Studio Retina, Professor emeritus of Hyogo Medical College, Japan)
Kazuichi Maruyama (Tohoku University, Japan)
Koji Nishiguchi (Tohoku University, Japan)
Chuan-Chin Chiao (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Amane Koizumi (National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan)

Organization Committee

Richard H. Masland (honorary chair)
Shigang He
Chuan-Chin Chiao
Bin Lin

Toru Nakazawa (correspondent)
Amane Koizumi (correspondent)

Asian Retina Meeting 2014 Committee

For website maintenance or further questions, please contact Satoru Moritoh (s-moritoh@oph.med.tohoku.ac.jp)

Online Registration

Registration fee

Online (before or by Sep 10)
10,000 yen for general attendee / speakers
5,000 yen for students

For poster presentation, deadline of online registration is before or by Aug 20.

15,000 yen for general attendee / speakers
10,000 yen for students

Registration fee is inclusive of meeting party on September 14th and lunch on September 15th.

Please pay fee at the reception of ARM2014 on September 14th.

Aug 20
Deadline of abstract of oral presentation
Deadline of poster title (title only for poster presentation)
We will prepare ARM2014 program book.

Sep 10
Deadline of online registration

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