Modeling the eye as a window on the body
October 15 to October 19, 2018
American Institute of Mathematics,
San Jose, California
and Alice Verticchio Vercellin
This workshop will be devoted to bringing
together experts in mathematical modeling, medical doctors and statisticians to
share their perspectives and expertise with the final goal to develop a
mathematical model linking the eye to the body. The eye represents a unique
organ where first signs of systemic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension,
emerge and may be assessed with non-invasive techniques.
The main topics for the workshop are:
- Identification of the state of the art knowledge on modeling techniques and
technologies used to study ocular and systemic diseases.
- Discussion on the main challenges of the mathematical coupling of the eye
to other vascular systems and/or organs in the body.
- Implementation of the first steps for the development of the constitutive
components of the coupled models.
- Identification of the statistical methods necessary for parameter, estimation and model validation of the coupled models under investigation.
- Development of a list of clinical questions of interest for the coupled
mathematical models under investigation.
The central goal of the workshop is to use mathematical modeling, statistical
analysis, and clinical data in synergy to help in the early diagnosis, follow up
and treatment of ocular and systemic diseases. Since the condition of the eye is
indicative of the one of the other organs in the body, coupled mathematical
models are suitable tools to investigate correlations and/or to predict the
effect of different diseases in different anatomical regions.
Material from the workshop
A list of participants.
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.