The Fifteenth Annual Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group. A two day event 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Event Date

Friday, February 7th, 2020 – 8:30am to Saturday, February 8th, 2020 – 4:00pm


Dr. Donald Fletcher, Dr. August Colenbrander, and Dr. Tiffany Chan


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

·         share techniques

·         brainstorm ideas for new treatments or investigations

·         enjoy collegiality

Location:  San Francisco, California

·         Hosted by Dr. Don Fletcher, Dr. Gus Colenbrander, and Dr. Tiffany Chan

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

·         meeting is held at Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute – 2318 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115

Rooms available at:

·         Holiday Inn Golden Gate, Address: 1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109, Phone :

         ( 415) 441-4000. Rates should be ~ $200.00+ per night. The Hotel is within walking distance of Smith-Kettlewell and has great views.

·         Kabuki Hotel, Address: 1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, Phone (415) 922-3200. Rates should be ~ $200 per night.

          An old favorite now remodeled – close to SKERI and good restaurants on Fillmore St.

·         Rodeway Inn – Civic Center, 860 Eddy Street, San Francisco CA 94109. Phone: (415) 474-4374. Basic accommodation. Rate

          should be in the ~ $100.

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

Dates:  Feb 7 and Feb 8, 2020

·         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 for newcomers wanting to get started

(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

·         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.

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