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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 Morgan Ineson at mineson@fightingblindness.ca or 1.800.461.3331 x 258.


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, 1990 Barrington St. Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1P2

EVENT DETAILS

Vision Quest, the FBC’s premier educational series, is coming to Halifax on Saturday, September 14, 2019 with a full-day symposium for people living with blinding eye diseases.

This event will feature a presentation from Dr. Jane Green, Honourary Research Professor, Discipline of Genetics, Memorial University and Officer of the Order of Canada, about her important work in tracking genetic eye diseases in Atlantic Canada. There will also be panels on combating stigma, local research initiatives and clinical trials!

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.

To see our Halifax Vision Quest program click here.

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 – 2:30 pm
Tickets: $25

LOCATION The Carriage House Inn, 9030 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, Alberta

EVENT DETAILS

Vision Quest, the FBC’s premier educational series, is coming to Calgary on Saturday, October 26, 2019 with a full-day symposium for people living with blinding eye diseases.

This event will feature presentations from local retina specialists Dr. Amin Kherani and Dr. Geoff Williams who will be speaking about the leading causes of vision loss, including age-related macular degeneration, and answering your questions about vision health. There will also be panels on local research initiatives, clinical trials and more!

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.

DATE AND TIME
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Tickets: $25

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.

You can register for this event online here.

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