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At Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) we are motivated by a singular goal: develop new treatments for blindness and vision loss. This goal fuels all of the research we fund and everything that we do! Our educational programming provides exciting updates on vision research to patients and their families coast-to-coast.

Every year, we strive to share the latest breakthroughs in vision science directly with our supporters through our Vision Quest educational programming. In 2020, Vision Quest will take a variety of formats, hosted in regions across Canada.

Please click the different drop-downs below to view location specific details.

If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Morgan Ineson at mineson@fightingblindness.ca or 1.800.461.3331 x 258.


DATE AND TIME
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, registration opens at 1 pm
Tickets: $20

LOCATION
Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 0B2

EVENT DETAILS

Vision Quest, the FBC’s premier educational series, is coming to Ottawa on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 with a special Tea & Talk all about age-related vision loss.

This event will feature a presentation from Dr. Bernard Hurley, BSc, MD, FRCSC a respected vitreoretinal Surgeon at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. He is a Professor of Ophthalmology and the Fellowship Director & Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Hurley will speak about currently available treatments for age-related macular degeneration and share updates on exciting new treatments that will be available soon.

A second speaker will be announced in early 2020.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE TEA & TALK:


– Join us for refreshments and light fare, including tea sandwiches and pastries
– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for people affected by vision loss.

You can register for this event online here.

If you have any difficulties with the online registration, or prefer to register by phone, please call 1-800-461-3331 ext. 258

DATE AND TIME
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, registration opens at 11 am
Tickets: $25

LOCATION
London Public Library – Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, ON, N6A 6H9

EVENT DETAILS

Vision Quest, the FBC’s premier educational series, is coming to London, Ontario on Saturday, April 25.  At this half-day conference, you will hear all about the latest developments in vision science.

Stay tuned as speakers will be announced in early 2020.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT VISION QUEST:

– Lunch is on us – a free and healthy personal boxed lunch for everyone.– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for people affected by vision loss.

Registration will be open in early 2020.

If you have any difficulties with the online registration, or prefer to register by phone, please call 1-800-461-3331 ext. 258

DATE AND TIME
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, registration opens at 8 am
Tickets: $30

LOCATION
TBA

EVENT DETAILS

Vision Quest, the FBC’s premier educational series, is coming to Edmonton on Saturday, May 23.  At this full-day conference you will hear all about the latest developments in vision science.

Stay tuned as speakers will be announced in early 2020.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT VISION QUEST:

– Lunch is on us – a free and healthy personal boxed lunch for everyone.– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for people affected by vision loss.

Registration will be open in early 2020.

If you have any difficulties with the online registration, or prefer to register by phone, please call 1-800-461-3331 ext. 258

DATE AND TIME
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

LOCATION
TBA

EVENT DETAILS

Vision Quest, the FBC’s premier educational series, is coming to Winnipeg on Thursday, May 21, 2020 with a special Tea & Talk all about age-related vision loss.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE TEA & TALK:

– Join us for refreshments and light fare, including tea sandwiches and pastries
– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for people affected by vision loss.

DATE AND TIME
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Time: 5 pm – 8:30 pm, registration opens at 8 am
Tickets: $25

LOCATION
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EVENT DETAILS

Vision Quest, the FBC’s premier educational series, is coming to Montreal on Friday, September 11.  At this evening event you will hear from leaders in the field about the science of restoring sight.

Stay tuned as speakers will be announced in early 2020.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT VISION QUEST:

– Dinner is on us – a free and healthy personal boxed dinner for everyone.

– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for people affected by vision loss.

Registration will be open in early 2020.

If you have any difficulties with the online registration, or prefer to register by phone, please call 1-800-461-3331 ext. 258

DATE AND TIME
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

LOCATION
TBA

EVENT DETAILS

Vision Quest, the FBC’s premier educational series, is coming to Toronto on Saturday, September 26.  At this full-day conference you will hear all about the latest developments in vision science.

Stay tuned as speakers will be announced in early 2020.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT VISION QUEST:

– Lunch is on us – a free and healthy personal boxed lunch for everyone.– Attendees will make new connections and get support from other people in the community who “know what you’re going through”.
– Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and low-vision aids as well as community services for people affected by vision loss.

Registration will be open in early 2020.

If you have any difficulties with the online registration, or prefer to register by phone, please call 1-800-461-3331 ext. 258

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