Presented by Marlene Behrmann, PhD and Xing Chen, PhD Dr. Behrmann is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology who specializes in the cognitive neuroscience of visual perception, with a specific focus on object recognition. Her research addresses a specific question: How does the brain assemble a meaningful and coherent interpretation of the sparse information
Lori Zitelli, Au.D., CH-TM, will speak about various treatment options and lifestyle changes that may help people dealing with tinnitus. There will be a Q&A following the presentation.
Presented by Yuanyuan Chen, PhD and Morgan V. DiLeo, PhD. Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the Systems Pharmacology Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on the molecular mechanism of photoreceptor cell death in retinal diseases, as well as pharmacological treatments of such blinding diseases.
Ryan Soose, MD, and Rachel Whelan, MD, will speak about the impact of obstructive sleep apnea on patients with Down syndrome and provide an update on current treatment options, including the emerging role of Inspire therapy. Ryan Soose, MD, is Director of the UPMC Division of Sleep Medicine and Upper Airway Surgery and Assistant Professor
Presenters: Philip Perez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology specializing in Otology and Neurotology Ross Williamson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology, and Bioengineering They will speak about the neural representation of sound, how these representations relate to cognition, and how these representations change in perceptual disorders. A Q&A will follow the presentation.
William Smith, OD, and Holly Stants, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT, will provide information on low vision, current treatment options, and advances in research and potential future treatments. Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UPMC. Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is