Envision University Announces Leading-Edge Content and Expertise at Annual Conference

Envision University Announces Leading-Edge Content and Expertise at Annual Conference

By Holly Herring • Feb 22, 2024

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WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 22, 2024) – Envision University proudly unveils the agenda for the upcoming Envision Conference East 2024, scheduled for April 11-13, at the Salus University campus in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. This unique conference, co-hosted with Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center, stands out as a pivotal event for professionals in vision rehabilitation and research, offering a comprehensive variety of interactive sessions and presentations.

Envision Conference East is an in-depth gathering of professionals that aims to bridge practice gaps while showcasing the latest in rehabilitation techniques, research and technological advancements. It is the only event of its kind that fosters multidisciplinary collaboration among vision professionals across the United States. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of early bird registration by March 3, with details available on the Envision Conference website.

Michael Epp, Envision's Manager of Professional Education, highlights the conference's commitment to clinically relevant, evidence-based education. "We are excited to foster dynamic conversations and exchange information among low vision professionals worldwide. Our goal is to elevate care standards and support individuals facing vision loss," says Epp.

The conference agenda is meticulously crafted, featuring a diverse range of topics from optometry and occupational therapy to genetics and neurology. These sessions promise to inspire and inform, contributing to the advancement of patient care and outcomes. Highlights include:

  • Managing Vision and Functional Needs in Neurodegenerative Disease, with Erin Draper, OD; Dawn Ciccarone, MS, OTR/L,CLVT; and Megan Warner, COMS, from Salus University
  • Role of Rehabilitation Training to Use an Eccentric Viewing Location for People with Central Field Loss, Sarika Gopalakrishnan, PhD, FAAO, of the Envision Research Institute
  • Using smartphone AI app to close the gap in public transportation for visually impaired, with Gang Luo, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Clear Vision, Bright Future: Integrating Occupational Therapy in School-Based Vision Support, with Kaitlyn Cremer, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, SCLV, CAPS; and Jannette Soricelli, OTD, OTR/L from Cremer Smith OT Consulting, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Expanding Our Low Vision Reach: Toolkits and Resources. Andra Mies, COTA, with Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center
  • Meet Them Where They Are: How the Interdisciplinary Model of Care Honors the Individual. Chad Killen, OD: Ellen Ren, OD; Emily Vasile, TVI, CLVT, VRT; and Megan Warner, COMS from Salus University
The conference also offers attendees the opportunity to earn up to 15 hours of continuing education credits through affiliations with COPE, AOTA, and ACVREP. This commitment to professional development underscores the conference's role as a catalyst for lifelong learning and innovation in vision care.

Reflecting on the impact of a past Envision Conference, Dr. Rebecca Kammer shares, "It has been a transformative experience, reshaping my understanding of rehabilitation and the importance of a collaborative approach. Each conference has been a journey of discovery, offering insights that have profoundly influenced my practice and patient care."

For more information, including a full program and speaker details, please visit the conference agenda page on the Envision University events website.

About Envision: Envision promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or have low vision. Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Envision’s mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education, and research. For more information, visit www.envisionus.com.

Media Contact: Holly Herring, Marketing Manager 
Office: 316-440-1531 | Email: media@envisionus.com