Presentation Submissions Now Open for Envision Conference West 2019

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WICHITA, Kan.—Envision is now accepting clinical education and research presentation submissions for the Envision Conference West 2019. Submissions for the conference will remain open through June 30, and the conference will take place from Oct. 5 to 6 2019, at the College of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Envision Conference West focuses on low vision and low vision rehabilitation. The planning committee is seeking intermediate and advanced content, particularly presentations involving:

• Collaborations between low vision researchers, practitioners, educators, and health care organizations.
• Co-management models of interdisciplinary care.
• Pediatric vision loss and rehabilitation.
• Neuro-visual deficits.
• Applied research in assistive technology, clinical practice outcomes measures, and vocational accessibility and outcomes.
• National and international exchanges of vision rehabilitation information among individuals, groups and institutions.
• Patient communication and dual sensory loss.
• Strengthening the role of low vision on the public health agenda.
• Disparities in access to low vision care.
• Practice gaps in low vision care delivery methods.
• Addressing national eye health epidemics (diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration).

Michael Epp, manager of professional education at Envision, said, “Every year since its inception, our conference has grown. We are the only international conference of our kind that brings low vision professionals, researchers and industry representatives together to share ideas on how to improve the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. We look forward to filling our Envision Conference West agenda with a broad diversity of topics and fostering lively conversation about how to advance practices in low vision rehabilitation even further to improve patient care.”

To submit a presentation or register for Envision Conference West, visit www.envisionconference.org. Early bird online registration is available until July 31.