MANALAPAN, NJ—The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International
(NORA) has announced it is offering up to 10 students and residents with an interest in neuro-rehabilitation an opportunity to apply for a student grant to attend the organization’s Clinical Skills Pre-Conference (Sept. 20 to 21) and 27th annual General Conference (Sept. 21 to 23) at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, MO. Each grant recipient will receive full conference registration, including tickets to the meeting luncheon and evening banquet, and $300 in travel grant funds, the organization said.
Grant recipients will be required to arrange for their own lodging but can take advantage of a special conference room rate offered by the Hyatt Regency.
To be eligible for the grant program, recipients must attend the full meeting beginning with registration on Wednesday, Sept. 19 through the meeting’s close on Sunday, Sept. 23. Grant recipients will be assigned duties throughout the meeting, including assisting at the registration desk and stamping CE forms after lectures.
“NORA is committed to advancing professional knowledge and understanding of Neuro-Optometric care,” said Carl Garbus, OD, NORA Student Programs committee chairman. “Through our Student/Resident Grant program, we are pleased to provide educational support to the next generation of professionals to help improve patient care.”
To apply for the grant, students/residents must fill out an application on the NORA website
, which includes a one- to three-page essay/paper discussing their interest in neuro-optometric rehabilitation. “This essay should be a demonstration of your interest in this area and not a research paper or listing of your courses,” Dr. Garbus said. The deadline for submission of an application is Aug. 1, 2018. Winners will be notified by Aug. 15, 2018.
NORA is an inter-disciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with a complete ocular health evaluation and optimum visual rehabilitation education and services to improve their quality of life.