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Progress in Sight VIII

Date:
10/06/2010
Time:
8:30am-3pm
Location:

Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison

Registration:

Admission is free but we request that you pre-register to reserve your seat. You can register by calling toll-free (800) 783-5213 or register online starting August 10 at www.wcblind.org. Registration deadline is September 28, 2010 or when seating capacity is reached. (Seating is limited to the first 1,000 registrants.)

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the latest advances in, and treatments for, macular degeneration, presented by the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Ophthalmologists from the University of Wisconsin and UW Health Eye Clinics and an expert panel of speakers will discuss important issues, skills and solutions for those facing vision loss due to macular degeneration.

 

Breakout Sessions

  • Free and Low Cost Resources: A workshop for support group leaders and senior center staff. As a caregiver, you are presented with a variety of challenges to offer effective assistance to your patients. We'll help you navigate some of the best resources available at a low cost or no cost.
  • Mom is "Legally Blind" - Now What Do I Do?: Support for family members of persons with low vision. You're not alone! Marshall Flax will offer advice, information and ideas so you can understand the diagnosis and help your loved one.

Exhibits

 

Visit the exhibits for the latest in video magnifiers, computer aids and other resources to help you cope with and manage progressive vision loss. Don't miss the Council's own Sharper Vision store.

 

Can't Attend? Follow Online
 

If you can't attend the free seminar, we'll provide updates from the conference on a live blog and through our Twitter feed.