Pittsburgh Vision Seminar

Pittsburgh Vision Seminar Banner

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Presents the
Pittsburgh Vision Seminar

WHEN:

Saturday, March 24, 2018
8am - 1pm

WHERE: 

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 W Station Square Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Join the Foundation Fighting Blindness and our Pittsburgh Chapter for this free half-day seminar.  Our featured speakers will share the latest information on current treatments, clinical trials, research advancements, genetic testing and more.

Register Now

Seating is limited, so advance registration is requested. A continental breakfast will be served.

On-site vendors will exhibit low-vision products and services.

To RSVP please call (800) 949-6112.

If you need a sight or hearing interpreter for the event, 10 days’ advance notification is required. Please contact us, after you have registered, on or before Friday, March 9, 2018, at (800) 683-5555.

For travel and parking directions, please visit the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square website.

SEMINAR TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Current treatments
  • Clinical trials
  • Research advancements
  • Genetic testing
  • And more

Schedule:

  • Latest News from the Clinical Trial Front Lines
    Ben Shaberman,
    Director, Science Communications, Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Two Spark Therapeutics Representatives Will Present
    Spark Therapeutics is a late clinical-stage gene therapy company
  • Genetic Testing
    Hannah L. Scanga, MS, LCGC,
    Senior Genetic Counselor and Low Vision Services
    Coordinator, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye Center
  • Help Us Spread the Word About Vision Research
    Cara Delestienne,
    Pittsburgh Chapter President/Pittsburgh VisionWalk Chair Pittsburgh VisionWalk Steve Sroka, Associate Director of Events
  • Pittsburgh VisionWalk
    Steve Sroka,
    Associate Director of Events, Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Gene Therapy for Retinal Degeneration
    Leah Byrne, PhD,
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh
Questions? Call (800) 949-6112.
This Vision Seminar is presented without charge and brought to you by The Chatlos Foundation Public Health Education Program of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The Foundation thanks our Visionary and Outreach partners for their support.

Outreach Silver Partners:

AGTC
Spark Therapeutics

Date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
City: 
Pittsburgh, PA