VISIONS 2016 Audio

At the links below are audio recordings from the VISIONS 2016 conference.

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Friday Sessions

Latest News from the Clinical Trial Front Lines

Ben Shaberman, Foundation Fighting Blindness


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Update & Overview – Age-Related Macular Degeneration

James T. Handa, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Marco Zarbin, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School


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Update & Overview – Rare Diseases (Choroideremia, Retinoschisis & Bardet-Biedl Syndrome)

Dr. Jacque Duncan, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Christine Kay, Vitreo Retinal Associates


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Update & Overview – Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)

Dr. Gerald Fishman, The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Dr. Donald Zack, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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Update & Overview – Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA)

Dr. Daniel C. Chung, Spark Therapeutics
Dr. Wadih Zein, National Eye Institute


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Update & Overview – Stargardt Disease, Cone-Rod Dystrophy & Best Disease

Dr. Tomas Aleman, Scheie Eye Institute
Dr. Janet Sunness, Greater Baltimore Medical Center


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Update & Overview – Usher Syndrome

Dr. Isabelle Audo, Centre Hopsitalier National des Quinze
Dr. Jennifer Lentz, Louisiana State University Health Science Center


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Science & Lifestyle - Genetic Counseling, Genotyping and My Retina Tracker

Dr. Stephen Daiger, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Abigail Hata, InformedDNA


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Science & Lifestyle - From Coping to Thriving

Becky Andrews, Resilient Solutions, Inc.


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Science & Lifestyle - Is a Guide Dog Right for Me or My Child?

Dell Rodman, Guiding Eyes for the Blind


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Science & Lifestyle - Stem Cells 101

Dr. David Gamm, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Michael Zuber, SUNY Upstate Medical University


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Science & Lifestyle - Focus on Apple Accessibility

Douglas Walker, The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired


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Science & Lifestyle - Adapting Your Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Neva Fairchild, American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss


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Science & Lifestyle - Genetics 101

Shomi Bhattacharya, Ph.D., University College London
Stephen Daiger, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston


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Science & Lifestyle - Retinal Degenerative Diseases 101

Dr. Mahmood Shah, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Donald Zack, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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Science & Lifestyle - Gene Therapy 101

Dr. John Flannery, University of California, Berkeley


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Science & Lifestyle - Distance Learning to Improve Job Search Skills

Laura True, Winston Salem Industries for the Blind


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Saturday Sessions

Science & Lifestyle - Letting Go: Helping Blind Children Achieve Their Optimum Independence

Neva Fairchild, American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss


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Science & Lifestyle - ADA Rights

Gary C. Norman, Esq., L.L.M.


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Science & Lifestyle - Low Vision Rehabilitation from the Inside Out

Gregg Pusateri, O.D., M.Div., Spectrios Institute for Low Vision


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Science & Lifestyle - Guide Dog Basics: What a Canine Can Do for You

Jane Flower, Guide Dogs for the Blind


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Science & Lifestyle - Retinal Degenerative Diseases 201

Stephen Daiger, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Gerald Fishman, M.D., The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired


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Science & Lifestyle - Thriving in the Journey

Becky Andrews, LCMHC, FT, Resilient Solutions, Inc.


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Science & Lifestyle - Vision Rescue in Patients with LCA and RP Due to RPE65 and LRAT Mutations

David Saperstein, M.D., Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington


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Q&A with Paralympian Dartanyon Crockett

Dartanyon Crockett


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Science & Lifestyle - Stem Cells 201

Dr. David Gamm, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Zuber, Ph.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University


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Science & Lifestyle - ARGUS II Retinal Prosthesis Update: Where Are We Now?

Dr. Gislin Dagnelie, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Duane R. Geruschat, Salus University
James T. Handa, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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Science & Lifestyle - Parenting a Low Vision Child

Judith Lesner


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Science & Lifestyle - Cane vs. Canine

Jennifer Sanderson, Leader Dogs for the Blind


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Science & Lifestyle - Nutrition and Your Vision

Dennis R. Hoffman, Ph.D., Retina Foundation of the Southwest


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Science & Lifestyle - LCA Therapies – Stem Cells and Optogenetics

John Flannery, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Mandeep Singh, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Doctor Is In – Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

James T. Handa, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicines


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Doctor Is In – Rare Diseases (Choroideremia, Retinoschisis & Bardet-Biedl Syndrome)

Dr. Jacque Duncan, University of California, San Francisco
Christine Kay, M.D., Vitreo Retinal Associates


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Doctor Is In – Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)

Gerald Fishman, M.D., The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Donald Zack, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Doctor Is In – Stargardt Disease, Cone-Rod Dystrophy & Best Disease

Tomas Aleman, M.D., Scheie Eye Institute
Mahmood Shah, M.B.B.S., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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