Retinal Neurobiology and Visual Processing

Conference Summary

This SRC showcases the most recent advances in our understanding of neuronal circuits responsible for retinal image processing.  A broad range of concepts and approaches will be covered in thematic sessions led by internationally recognized researchers in the field.  Topics will include physical constraints on visual processing, retinal development, processing at photoreceptor and bipolar cell synapses, the functions of specific types of amacrine and ganglion cells, and stem cells and regeneration.  One workshop covering recent advances in retinal connectomics is planned.

This conference has evolved into one of the premier meetings on retinal circuitry, development, and processing. This conference will feature long platform talks by internationally known researchers, junior faculty, and advanced postdoctoral fellows.  Postdocs and graduate students are strongly encouraged to present posters.   Selected postdoctoral poster presenters will be promoted to short talks.  Selected graduate student poster presenters will be invited to feature their work in short "data blitz" talks.  This conference provides a unique opportunity for retinal scientists at all levels to exchange ideas, establish collaborations, and meet new colleagues. It is anticipated that there will be funds available to support the attendance of participants.

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Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: May 26, 2016         Last Day to Register: June 10, 2016  


  • Talks by leaders in the field.
  • Extended discussions during poster sessions.
  • Collegial interactions during meals and recreational events.
  • MARC Travel Award for underrepresented minorities
  • Visual Neuroscience Young Investigator Award

Keynote Speakers

Markus Meister

Conference Organizers

Steven DeVries
Northwestern University

David Berson
Brown University

Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Coordinator
Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org   Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: July 10-15, 2016
Location: Keystone Resort Conference Center
                 0633 Tennis Club Rd
                 Dillon, CO

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

Keystone is approximately 50 minutes from Denver; and the Denver International Airport (DEN) is 90 miles east of Keystone via Interstate 70.  DEN is a nonstop destination for over 21 national and international carriers. Vale/Eagle County Airport (EGE) is 65 miles west of Keystone. Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is 109 miles from Keystone.

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Official Conference Lodging

Keystone Lodge & Spa
22010 US Highway 6
Keystone, CO

Keystone Lodge & Spa is a quiet ski lodge set in beautiful Keystone. The ‘lazy days of summer’ is a relative term at Keystone. Experience what the Rocky Mountain's have to offer all in one place.  Nearly sixty miles of trails - from scenic singletrack to screaming downhill runs - provide some of the best mountain biking in the country.  And then, of course, there’s all the hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, festivals, films, concerts, and so much more to do.

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.)

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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