The Fourteenth Annual Meeting Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group

Past Event Date: 


Dr. Donald Fletcher

Meeting room: 

Room 204 - Main Conference Room

Event Category: 

Event Type: 

Announcing the Fourteenth Annual Meeting

Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group


Purpose:  An informal gathering of clinicians/clinical researchers in low vision rehab

·         discuss problem cases

·         share techniques

·         brainstorm ideas for new treatments or investigations

·         enjoy collegiality

Location:  San Francisco, California

·         hosted by Don Fletcher, Ron Cole, Gus Colenbrander, and Tiffany Chan

·         sponsored by Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI) and California Pacific Medical Center

·         meeting is held at SKERI – 2318 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115

·         rooms available at

o   Holiday Inn Golden Gate, Address: 1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109, Phone :( 415) 441-4000. Rates should be about $200 per night. Hotel is within walking distance of Smith-Kettlewell and has great views.

o   Kabuki Hotel, Address: 1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, Phone (415) 922-3200. Rates should be about $200 per night. An old favorite now remodeled – close to SKERI and good restaurants on Fillmore St.

o   Rodeway Inn – Civic Center, 860 Eddy Street, San Francisco CA 94109. Phone: (415)474-4374. Basic accommodation. Rate should be in the low $100s.

o   Uber from any of these hotels to the meeting for under $10

Dates:  Feb 1 and Feb 2, 2019

·         Friday and Saturday – 3 hour morning and afternoon discussion groups

·         fly in Thursday evening and out on Sunday

·         stay longer if you like, San Francisco is a magnificent city

Who is invited?

·         anyone actively involved in vision rehabilitation

·         NOT newcomers wanting to get started

o   (sorry – get your feet wet then join us)

Registration Fee:  NONE (zero, no charge, $0.00 - what a deal!)

·         you find your way here, cover your hotel and food - that’s the cost of it

·         Contact Don Fletcher at to save a spot for Friday/Saturday

Attire and Attitude:  Informal

·         Neckties, degrees, affiliations, and stuffiness must be checked at the door.

Format:  Informal

·         no invited speakers

·         bring a case or technique to discuss

·         no set agenda – we will divide the time between all comers

·         if time allows we can discuss and solve all the problems facing the field

·         divided into physician and therapist groups with some joint sessions

Promise:  We won’t always agree but we’ll have a good time as a group that has a

     common interest/passion.