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VIEW POINT

View Point is an education series that brings you the latest information about vision health and research by way of virtual, hybrid and in-person events. 2024 topics include innovative treatments, inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and living well with an eye disease.

Upcoming View Point EVENTS

WHITE CANE WEEK CONFERENCE 2024  

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
10 am – 2 pm ET 
Online and in-person 

Fighting Blindness Canada and the Canadian Council of the Blind invites you to a special conference to recognize age-related macular degeneration (AMD) awareness month and to share the results of the Canadian Survey on Disability 2022. You can attend virtually on Zoom or join us in-person in Ottawa.

The conference consists of 2 sessions:

  • 10 AM – 12 PM: View Point: Ask the Expert about Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • 12:45 – 2:00 PM: Canadian Survey on Disability 2022

View full program details here.

REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY

REGISTER TO ATTEND IN-PERSON

If you require assistance registering please contact us at education@fightingblindness.ca or by phone 1.800.461.3331 ext. 246.

VIEW POINT VANCOUVER

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 1 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia
6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Free to attend

In collaboration with UBC’s Research Excellence Cluster in Vision, Fighting Blindness Canada presents VIEW POINT, an educational conference bringing you the latest information in vision health and research! Hear from experts, connect with others affected by vision loss and visit our exhibitors to learn about new resources.

This afternoon conference includes these exciting sessions:

  • A keynote presentation on gene therapy from Dr. Paul Yang, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine and Chief, Paul H. Casey Ophthalmic Genetics Division, Casey Eye Institute
  • Ask the Expert sessions on age-related macular degeneration and inherited retinal diseases
  • Young Leaders session for youth aged 15 to 35 impacted by vision loss (please sign-up here for this session)
  • A panel about living well with vision loss

We will also be hosting an exhibitor fair and a social hour where you will have the opportunity to meet and talk to other people affected by vision loss. Full program details coming soon.

REGISTER FOR VIEW POINT VANCOUVER

Select sessions from this event will be livestreamed. Online registration coming soon!

If you require help with registration, please reach out to us by phone or email. 1.800.461.3331 ext 246  or education@fightingblindness.ca 

PAST View Point RECORDINGS

Access a list of past View Point recordings.

If you would like to receive updates about new View Point events, share discussion topic ideas, or require assistance registering, please email education@fightingblindness.ca.


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