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The Loewenfeld lecture will be given by Professor Russell Foster on Tuesday 15th September, 2015.

This series of Lectures was proposed in 1997 (Point Clear Alabama) by Prof. Dr. Stanley Thompson to be delivered by an expert in the field at the biannual International Pupil Colloquium to the honour of Irene Loewenfeld.
"In recognition of Dr. Irene Loewenfeld's distinguished scientific position in the physiology of the pupil, and in commemoration of her valuable services to The Pupil Colloquium - to which she has been a vigorous contributor since the first meeting in 1961, personally hosting the meeting on three separate occasions (1963, 1973 and 1991); the leaders of the Colloquium shall at each meeting, or periodically, nominate some person to deliver a lecture before the group, to be called "The Loewenfeld Lecture", which shall consist of a critical résumé of recent advances in knowledge of the pupil of the eye and its functioning, or of any related original investigation, and shall be delivered at the regular meeting of The Pupil Colloquium."

Previous Lectures

First Loewenfeld Lecture (Nottingham, 1999) 
H. Stanley Thompson, MD “Words for the Pupil of the Eye” and “The Pupil and Vision”

Second Loewenfeld Lecture (Pacific Grove, California, 2001) 
John L. Barbur, PhD "Learning from the pupil - studies of basic mechanisms and clinical applications" 

Third Loewenfeld Lecture  (Kolimpari, Crete, 2003) 
Randy Kardon, MD PhD "The Pupil Light Reflex in Disorders of the Visual Pathway"

Fourth Loewenfeld Lecture  (New York, 2005) 
Michael Koss, MD PhD "Adrenergic Receptors and Pupillary Function"

Fifth Loewenfeld Lecture  (Hamamatsu 2007) 
Elemer Szabadi, MD PhD “The integrated control of arousal and pupil function: Role of the noradrenergic locus coeruleus” 

Sixth Loewenfeld Lecture  (Pittsburgh 2009) 
Paul Gamlin, PhD “A Novel Population of Retinal Ganglion Cells Drive Primate Pupillary Responses” 

Seventh Loewenfeld Lecture  (Tübingen, 2011) 
Barbara Wilhelm, MD PhD and Helmut Wilhelm, MD PhD 
B. Wilhelm “Spontaneous Pupillary Oscillations reflect the Level of Alertness” 
H. Wilhelm “Mysteries of the pupillary pathway” 

Eighth Loewenfeld Lecture (Point Clear, Alabama, 2013)
Fion Bremner, PhD “Genetic determinants of the pupil in health & disease