The Fourteenth Annual Meeting Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group

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Friday, February 1st, 2019 – 9:00am to 4:00pm


Dr. Donald Fletcher



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.






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