Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Abramoff to participate in X Prize visioneering program

Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa, has been selected to participate in a leading edge Visioneering event for retinal imaging sponsored by The X Prize. The event will take place in the San Francisco area on Monday, March 11th.

Visioneering is a one-day event where top thought leaders and innovators in a field are invited to engage in active discovery, debate, and creation of an X PRIZE. An X PRIZE is a large-scale, monetary award given to the first team to achieve a specific goal, set by the X PRIZE Foundation, which has the potential to positively impact humanity. So rather than awarding money to honor past achievements or directly funding research, an X PRIZE aim is to incite innovation by tapping into the competitive and entrepreneurial spirit.

The X PRIZE Foundation’s mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity by creating global competitions.