Westheimer Celebration

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As we close out the first 100 years of Optometry and Vision Science at Berkeley, we are also closing out the first 100 years in the life of Dr. Gerald Westheimer (b May 13, 1924), a true icon in the field. To celebrate this major milestone with Gerald, we are holding a private, invitation-only event on Sunday, April 14. The event will recognize his many contributions to the field, but will also look forward to what is in store for the next 100 years.

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024
Time: 3:00 – 6:30 PM
Location: E-mailed to invitees. All are welcome to attend virtually via live-stream.

Live Stream

If you are not so lucky to be on the invite list, then don't fret – we will be live-streaming and recording the event for anyone to see. Please click the button below to view the live stream.

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Event Program

The event, titled Optometry and Vision Science, the Next 100 Years, will feature the following:

  1. Introduction to the guest of honor by Dennis Levi, longx-time friend of Gerald and former dean of the School of Optometry.
  2. Comments from Gerald Westheimer, the guest of honor.
  3. Three talks from an esteemed panel of three invited speakers:

Topics & Speakers

Artificial Intelligence in Eye Care Practice
Aaron Lee, MD, MSCI
C. Dan and Irene Hunter Endowed Professor
Dept of Ophthalmology
University of Washington

Modern Optics in Ophthalmic Diagnosis & Visual Aids
Susana Marcos, PhD
Director, Center for Visual Science
University of Rochester

Brain Imaging to Access Present Visual Experience
Jack Gallant, PhD
Chancellor's Professor of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley

Well Wishes for Gerald

If you have any comments or well-wishes you'd like to send to Gerald, please send them via the form linked below so that we can collect them and archive them into a single place for public posting.

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