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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 2019, Vision Quest will take a variety of formats, from smaller lunch & learn sessions to larger symposiums, hosted in regions across Canada.

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

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If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Dr. Mary Sunderland at msunderland@fightingblindness.ca or 1.800.461.3331 x238.


DATE AND TIME
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, registration opens at 8 am
Tickets: $25

LOCATION
Hotel Halifax, 1900 Barrington St. Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1P2

EVENT DETAILS
Vision Quest is coming to Halifax for a full day symposium focused on sight-saving research and emerging treatments for Age-Related Vision Loss and Inherited Retinal Diseases!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SYMPOSIUM:
– 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.

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, October 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tickets: $25

LOCATION TBA

EVENT DETAILS
FBC’s educational series will come to Calgary with a Conference focused on sight-saving research and emerging treatments for Age-Related Vision Loss and Inherited Retinal Diseases!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SYMPOSIUM:
– 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 shortly. Stay tuned!

DATE AND TIME
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Tickets: TBA.

LOCATION
Toronto Reference Library Rooms: Epic Hall and Prologue 789 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M4W 2G8 View Map 

EVENT DETAILS
FBC’s educational series will come to Toronto with an evening speaker series focused on the science of restoring sight.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SPEAKER :
– Dinner is on us – a free and healthy artisanal 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 shortly. Stay tuned!

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