National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) Meetings
The NAEC advises the NEI about conducting and supporting research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs that address blinding eye diseases and disorders, visual function mechanisms, sight preservation, and health needs of visually impaired individuals. The group's 12 appointed members are leaders in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, and basic sciences, as well as public policy, law, health policy, economics, and management.
NEI Audacious Goals Initiative
The NEI conducted a prize competition called the Challenge to Identify Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation to promote innovation in vision research.
- AGI Seminar Series in Neuroregeneration: Assembly of Feature-Detecting Circuits in the Retina (November 2, 2015)
Joshua R. Sanes, Ph.D., Harvard University
Sayer Vision Research Lecture
Read more about the Sayer Vision Lecture series.
- Microglia in the Retina: Roles in Health, Aging, and Disease, November 17, 2017
Wai T. Wong, M.D., Ph.D., chief, Unit on Neuron-Glia Interactions in Retinal Disease, National Eye Institute
- Vision and Immunology: Partners in an Ambiguous Relationship, March 22,2018