We invite you to participate in the 25th Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society which will be held on July 5-9 in Riga, Latvia. 

Abstract submission is now closed.

Early registration deadline:       April 29th, 2019 

About the ICVS Symposium

The meeting of ICVS encompasses fundamental, applied, and clinical aspects of research into colour vision, ranging from the molecular to the cognitive. In addition to the keynote presentations, there will be topical symposia, along with individual contributions reflecting the diversity of interests of the members of ICVS. These include physiologists, psychologists, physicists, engineers, geneticists, optometrists, ophthalmologists and other related professionals with interests in colour vision and colour vision deficiencies.
In addition to the scientific program, lunches, a welcome reception, a half-day excursion and a banquet will be offered to both attendees and accompanying persons.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, any of the following:

  • Acquired loss of colour vision in diseases of the retina
  • Central processing of colour signals
  • Colour in occupational environments
  • Colour induction and constancy
  • Colour cognition
  • Colour in the mesopic range
  • Colour vision assessment
  • Congenital colour vision deficiencies
  • Clinical aspects of colour vision
  • Ecology of colour vision
  • Effects of ageing on colour vision
  • Functional imaging and colour vision
  • Genetics of colour vision
  • Isolation of chromatic mechanisms
  • Object-surface properties, material perception, and related topics
  • Peripheral chromatic sensitivity
  • Physiology of colour vision
  • Unique hues
  • Variability in colour vision

We propose to hold the following topical sessions. You will have an opportunity to request inclusion on the abstract submission site.

  • Colour in Employment
  • Melanopsin and colour vision
  • Lighting and colour vision


Verriest Medal

The 2019 Verriest Medal Lecture will be given by Professor Michael Webster (University of Nevada Reno, Nevada). The award was established in 1991 in memory of the founder of the Society, Dr. Guy Verriest, and honours outstanding contributions in the field of colour vision.

Invited speakers

Beatrix Feigl (Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Health, Australia)

Paul Martin (Save Sight Institute and ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, University of Sydney, Australia)

Sylvia C. Pont (Perceptual Intelligence lab, Delft University of Technology)

Scientific Committee  

Marina V. Danilova

Pavlov Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Anya Hurlbert

University of Newcastle, UK

Jan Kremers

University Hospital Erlangen, Germany

Galina V. Paramei

Liverpool Hope University, UK

Neil Parry

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK

John S. Werner

University of California, Davis, USA


Organizing Committee 

Sergejs Fomins

Evita Kassaliete

Ilze Ceple

Māris Ozoliņš

Gunta Krūmiņa

Andris Šternbergs


University of Latvia Optometry and Vision Science Department

University of Latvia Institute of Solid State Physics
Website and contact  ----------------------
Conference website - www.icvs2019.lu.lv 

Organizers email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

International Colour Vision Society (ICVS) - http://www.icvs.info/


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