VISIONS 2014 | Speakers
VISIONS2018, the national conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Saturday, June 23, 2018, San Diego
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Presenter Biography

Karmen, Trzupek, M.S., C.G.C.


Ms. Trzupek currently leads the Ocular Genetic Counseling team at InformedDNA. She has been working in the field of ophthalmic genetics since 1997. Working first in a genetics lab at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, she was part of the team that identified the first gene associated with susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration. After earning her Genetic Counseling degree from Northwestern University, Karmen returned to the Casey Eye Institute, specializing in inherited retinal and macular diseases. She has a longstanding interest in Usher syndrome, and serves on the Board of Directors of both the Hear See Hope Foundation and the Usher Syndrome Coalition.

Meet our other presenters:


Mary K. Alexander, Learning Ally

David Brint, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Martel Catalano, MBA, Beyond My Battle

W. Halden Conner, Nacuity

Emmett Cunningham, Jr, MD, PhD, MPH , Nacuity

Neva Fairchild, Federation for the Blind

Maria Johnson, Girl Gone Blind

Ryan Jones, VFO Group

Brian Mansfield, PhD, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Rebbie Radtke, San Diego Center for the Blind

Stephen Rose, PhD, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Ben Shaberman, MA, MS, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Ed Summers, Statistical Analysis Software Corporation

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

Jessie Wolinsky

Benjamin Yerxa, PhD, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Foundation Fighting Blindness