Envision University Sets Agenda for Virtual Fall Conference 2022

By Holly Herring • Sep 07, 2022

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Envision University Sets Agenda for Virtual Fall Conference 2022 

The premier multidisciplinary Envision Conference includes innovative sessions and presentations by leading vision professionals within the U.S.; Early Bird Registration is September 18

WICHITA, Kan. (Sep. 7, 2022) — Organizers of the Envision Conference through Envision University have set the agenda for Envision Virtual Fall Conference with outstanding sessions and opportunities for professionals in the vision rehabilitation field. The conference will be October 7-8, 2022, via livestream webinar. Envision Conference is the only multidisciplinary conference with the goal of closing practice gaps and disseminating the latest advancements in rehabilitation techniques, research and technology.

Early bird registration ends September 18. Both participant and exhibitor registrations with discounted early registration rates can be made through the Envision Conference website at www.envisionuniversityevents.com/VirtualFall2022.  

“The sessions and presentations for this year’s Envision Virtual Fall Conference East are ones that we’re really looking forward to hosting – and we’re excited to be able to offer an internationally accessible format,” said Michael Epp, Envision’s manager of professional education. “The multi-faceted conference fosters conversations and information sharing among low vision professionals and specialists in a variety of related fields from across the world, ultimately raising the bar for care that will help so many confronted by vision issues and other related and unrelated challenges.”

The 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:

  • Posterior Cortical Atrophy: Treatment for the Patient and Family Members, Kristen Shifflett, OTR/L, CLVT, SCLV, Occupational Therapist, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
  • Past, Present, and Future of Head-Mounted Video Display Systems in Low Vision Enhancement, Ashley Deemer, OD, Assistant Professor Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry
  • Stress, Trauma & Vision Loss, with Erika Andersen Ko, CLVT, Low Vision Beyond the Clinic
  • Gene/Stem Cell Therapy FDA Studies Failing Sufficient Efficacy Evidence, with Ron Schuchard, PhD, Executive Director, Envision Research Institute and Envision University
  • Marijuana: Your Retina and Brain, Denise Valenti, OD, CEO IMMAD, LLC
  • Development of Virtual Reality Platform for Functional Vision Assessment of People With Low Vision, Sarika Gopalakrishnan, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow Envision Research Institute 
  • A Review of Inheritance Patterns and Pedigrees for Hereditary Eye Conditions, Rachelle Lin, OD, Assistant Professor, Optometrist SCCO at Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Rehabilitation of Paralytic Strabismus and Hemianopia After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Kevin Houston, OD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Opportunities and Challenges for OTs Working in Vision Rehabilitation, with Marlene Snow, OT and Nilima Tanna, OT, from Theia, OT Consulting
All education and research sessions offer the opportunity to earn continuing education credits from agencies such as:
  • The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP)
“I always enjoy attending the Envision Conference! Every year I learn new and very applicable information that helps me become a better clinician. As an OT and low vision provider, it is the only conference I have chosen to attend primarily because of its multidisciplinary nature. It meets all my needs: professionally, clinically and financially,” said Melva Andrews, O.T., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. “I enjoy the quality of the presentations and the mix of professionals and creative minds. It is evident the Envision staff like what they do because in all the years I have attended, they always make me feel like part of one big low vision rehab family.” 

The full program is available on the Agenda Page of the website as well as the speaker bios and details here

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