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Emiko Adachi’s Award

This Award is provided through a generous endowment from Emiko Adachi upon her retirement as Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Chiba University, Japan. Hers was a long and glorious career with many honours, culminating in official recognition from the Japanese government. Despite all of this, she remained extraordinarily proud of her long membership of ISCEV, and of her outstanding record of service to this society. This Award is given to an ISCEV member who has, over a long period, given outstanding service to ISCEV and who has made significant contributions to clinical electrophysiology of vision.

Lectures so far

#YearAwardee Award lecture topic (one year later)
13 2017 Prof Erich E Sutter Smith-Kettlewell Institute, Francisco, USA; President of Electro-Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. My Adventures on the Way to Multifocal Electrophysiology
12 2016 Prof Laura Frishman University of Houston, USA Electrodiagnostic Testing in the Age of Imaging
11 2015 Prof Michael Bach Freiburg University, Germany Patterns
10 2014 Dr Richard Weleber Oregon Health & Science University, USA Metabolic Disease with Choroidal Atrophy: Gyrate atrophy and LCHADD
9 2013 Prof Mike Marmor Stanford University, USA High standards in retina and art
8 2012 Prof Yutaka Tazawa Iwate Medical University, Japan From memories of my research life in my young days
7 2011 Prof Paul Sieving NEI, USA Translational research with CNTF for retinal neurodegeneration
6 2010 Prof Geoffrey Arden London, UK The pathophysiology and treatment of diabetic retinopathy
5 2009 Prof Yozo Miyake Nagoya University, Japan New clinical entities of complete and incomplete CSNB, and occult macular dystrophy
4 2008 Prof Günter Niemeyer Zürich University, Switzerland A Vision of Electrophysiology
3 2007 Prof William Dawson Miami, USA Maculas, Monkeys, Metabolism, Aging and AMD
2 2006 Prof Eberhart Zrenner Tübingen University, Germany Restoring retinal function: new potentials
1 2005 Prof Colin Barber Nottingham University, UK The far side of the globe


William W Dawson Memorial Keynote Lecture

Judyth Dawson has generously donated the proceeds from the DTL trademark (Dawson,Trick, Litzkow electrode) to support an annual invited lecture at the ISCEV Annual Symposium.

Lectures so far

#YearSpeaker Keynote topic
8 2018 Prof Isabelle Meunier Centre national de référence Affections sensorielles génétiques, Montpellier, France Is electrophysiology necessary for the diagnosis of inherited retinal dystrophies at the time of multimodal imaging?
7 2017 Prof Rong Wen Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA Hereditary Retinal Degenerations – What We Have Learned So Far
6 2016 Prof Wong Tien Yin Singapore The Brain as the Natural Extension of the Eye: Insights into Stroke and Dementia
5 2015 Prof Graham E. Holder Moorfields, UK The role of visual electrophysiology in neuro-ophthalmology
4 2014 Dr Artur Cideciyan Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, USA Gene therapy consequences in patients with RPE65-LCA and in animal models
3 2013 Prof Xiong Li Yang Fudan University, Japan The modulatory role of melatonin on signal transmission in the retina
2 2012 Prof Carmen Ayuso Madrid, Spain Molecular genetics of retinal dystrophies
1 2011 Prof Jerry Fishman Chicago, USA Has electrophysiologic testing become obsolete?


Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award

An award, in the value of €3,000, commemorates the life and work of Eberhard Dodt, in particular his help and encouragement, over many years, of young scientists working in the field of clinical electrophysiology of vision. It is awarded to the young scientist who, in the opinion of the Adjudication Panel, makes the best presentation at the Annual Symposium of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV).

# YearRecipient Topic
22 2017 Lizhu Yang Laboratory of Visual Physiology, Tokyo, Japan Functional characteristics of East Asian patients with occult macular dystrophy (Miyake’s disease); EAOMD Report No. 2
21 2016 Jeremiah Kah Heng Lim Australia Functional and Structural Insights into Ageing and Alzheimer's Disease in a Murine Model
20 2015 Ana Fakin Slovenia and London Retina-wide disease and foveal sparing in ABCA4-related retinopathy
19 2014 Mathieu Gauvin Montréal, Canada Weighing ON-OFF pathway contribution to the photopic ERG with the discrete wavelet transform
18 2013 Suna Jung Montréal, Canada Blindness following neonatal hypoxia-ischemia: retinal or cortical?
17 2012 Kauro Fujinami London, UK and Tokyo, Japan Genotype-phenotype correlations in Stargardt disease / ABCA4-related retinopathy
16 2011 Ajoy Vincent Toronto, Canada The characterization of specific retinal phenotype in C1QTNF5-related late onset retinal degeneration
15 2010 George Kong Melbourne, Australia Mitochondrial impairment increases neural vulnerability to stress
14 2009 Charlotte M Poloschek Department of Ophthalmology, University of Freiburg, Germany Give and take: the geneticist needs the electrophysiologist but we need the geneticist too
13 2008 Xunda Luo University of Houston College of Optometry, USA Retinal pathway origins of the pattern ERG (PERG)
12 2007 Maja Sustar University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia The photopic negative response of the flash ERG to broadband and monochromatic stimuli
11 2006 Daniel Barthelmes University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland Detecting visual field constriction in patients with retinitis pigmentosa using quantitative OCT analysis
10 2005 Ruth Hamilton Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK The ERG in preterm infants
9 2004 Chi D. Luu Eye Research Institute, Singapore Retinal function in myopic adults and children
8 2003 Julie Racine Montréal, Canada Congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) resulting from lack of rods: The guinea pig model
7 2002 Sharon Elizabeth Morong Toronto, Canada Visual function in infants with infantile spasms before and during Vigabatrin treatment
6 2001 Alison M. Mackay Glasgow, UK A Laplacian electrode montage detects steady-state VEPs faster than a conventional montage (Oz-Fz) in children over three years old
5 2000 LS Mohan Ram LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India An indigenous inexpensive new electrode for recording the ERG
4 1999 Hartmut Schwahn Tübingen, Germany Effects of local anaesthetics on light evoked potentials of the in vitro retina
3 1998 Claudio Macaluso Parma, Italy Visual evoked potentials from paper? Pattern onset cortical responses to a stationary pattern
2 1997 Artur V. Cidecyan Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA X-linked retinitis pigmentosa due to a putative null mutation in the RPGR gene: retinal function phenotype and histopathology
1 1996 Maria Kraemer Göteborg, Sweden The neonatal development of the light flash visual evoked response


Marmor Award

The Marmor Award for Clinical Innovation in Visual Electrophysiology is designed to serve ISCEV and the discipline of clinical electrophysiology by encouraging new work that will either 1) improve test practicality, e.g. speed, reliability, ease, cost or 2) widen their clinical applicability. The award is made to innovative projects rather than to individuals, and challenges recipients to continue the award-winning initial work to the next level of translation.

The Award is funded by an endowment from Michael Marmor, Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA.

An initial award of $500 is made to promising projects. A second award of $2500 is made two years later to the initial project that most successfully translated the preliminary work into clinical value.

Awards so far

YearWinning project(s)Winner of Follow-up Award (two years later)
2017 1. Evaluation of a soft, disposable ERG electrode prototype. JR Hetling, S Patangay, JC Park, S Rahmani, T Ban and JJ McAnany, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; RetMap Inc, Grayslake, USA; Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA The SHERG (shorter ERGs) study: Design and rationale for an investigation of the effect of shorter dark-adaptation on ERGs in a large patient cohort. K Graham, R Hagan, S Walker, H Murray, L Steele and R Hamilton, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and University of Glasgow, UK and Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
2016 no awards The iSIM project: Sensitivity of electrodiagnostic recordings to time domain filtering: a risk to standardised clinical reporting. AC Fisher, M Elt, R Teymouri, A Eleuteri, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
2015 1. Effect of shorter dark-adaptation on ISCEV standard ERGs and an exploration of the dark-adapted red flash ERG. R Hamilton and K Graham, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK

1. Full field ERGs in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. PA Constable, SB Gaigg, DM Bowler and DA Thompson, City University and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK

2. A smart ERG signal generator for calibration of instruments and alignment of recording regimes across clinical laboratories. M Elm, AC Fisher, R Laflin, R Teymouri, A Eleuteri and RP Hagan, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK





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