For low vision specialists and those who consult them
2009 Conference previews
July 13, 2009Posted by on
I am looking forward to two low vision conferences in the next six months.
In September, I’ll be making my first trip to the Envision Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This is a multidisciplinary meeting which is aimed at clinicians, rehab workers and researchers interested in visual impairment. Although I will only be at the meeting for one day (the Friday, when I’m speaking), the whole programme looks very interesting. I am particularly looking forward to hearing Greg Goodrich speak about traumatic brain injury (TBI) related vision loss in survivors of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. I have yet to see any patients with TBI in clinic (I think it is better recognised in the US than the UK) but, unfortunately, this is likely to become a more common problem for us.
Then in November I will be attending the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Orlando, Florida. The low vision stream here looks particularly strong, with a low vision stream running continuously through the meeting. I haven’t had chance to fully preview the programme yet, but it looks like there are some high-quality speakers presenting on interesting topics.
Of course, I will keep you all updated through blogging and twittering from each meeting…