Functional Vision and Accessibility (FVA) Conference

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Upcoming Event Date: 

Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, August 4, 2023 - 6:30pm


The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute presents a hybrid conference centered on translational research to optimize functional vision and accessibility. The meeting's goal is to encourage integration of multi-disciplinary approaches to evaluating visual dysfunction and its consequences. 

The conference also aims to bring stakeholders (those experiencing vision loss and blindness) and those doing translational research (scientists, clinicians, and inventors) to prioritize future research directions for diagnosis and treatment/interventions. A special feature of this conference will be to consider the spectrum from visual impairment to blindness and evaluate the relative merits of maximizing residual vision, visual restoration and the use of remaining senses for accessing information from the environment.

Visit the Conference page here for more information.