Envision Sets Agenda For 2021 Virtual Conference East

July 13, 2021
Wichita, Kan. – Envision announced today that it has finalized the agenda for its August 2021 Conference, a two-day event to be livestreamed on August 20-21. Envision Virtual Conference East 2021 is the premier multidisciplinary event focused on disseminating the latest advancements in rehabilitation techniques and research and technology surrounding low vision. Register by the early bird deadline of July 20 to save. Registration can be made through the Envision Conference website at www.envisionconference.org.
 
“We are excited to present the agenda for this year’s Envision Virtual Conference East,” said Michael Epp, Envision’s manager of professional education. “Our virtual program will foster conversations and information sharing among low vision professionals and specialists in a variety of related fields from across the United States and around the world, ultimately raising the bar for care that will help so many confronted by vision issues and other related and unrelated challenges.”
 
The packed two-day schedule of clinical education and research presentations will address topics covering a wide range of specialties, including optometry, occupational therapy, vision scientists, genetics, neurology and other areas. Highlights include:
 
  • Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions from Patients about Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, panel discussion moderated by Rachelle Lin, OD
  • The Adapted Biopsychosocial Model: An Intra and Cross-Disciplinary Model to Improve Client Outcomes in Low Vision Rehabilitation, with Keith Gentry, EdD, OTR/L, SCLV, SC-FES
  • Marijuana and Driving: Your Retina and Brain, featuring Denise Valenti, OD
  • Paralytic Eyelid Disorders: An Emerging Role for the Vision Rehabilitation Provider, presented by Kevin Houston, OD, MSc, FAAO
  • Optics of Near Magnification and Clinical Applications in Vison Rehabilitation, featuring Kathryn Deliso, OD
  • Impact of the COVID -19 Pandemic on the Presenting Chief Complaints and Technology Use of Low Vision Patients, presented by Nicole Ross, OD
  • Assessment of Modified Patient Education Materials for People with Age-Related Macular Degeneration, featuring Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OT
  • Bioptic Driver Training & Testing: Similarities and Differences Across the United States, presented by Chuck Huss, COMS
 
All education and research sessions offer the opportunity to earn continuing education credits from such agencies as:
 
  • The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE);
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA);
  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP); and
  • Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).
 
“Professionals practicing vision rehabilitation from the United States and other countries seek out Envision Conference for accredited continuing education opportunities they can’t find anywhere else,” said Michael Epp, Envision’s manager of professional education. “The knowledge, perspective and peer connections attendees gain from Envision Conference has a definite impact on the quality of low vision patient care worldwide.”
 
The full program is available on the www.envisionuniversityevents.com website as well as the speaker bios and details here.
 

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