Functional Vision and Accessibility (FVA) Conference
Celebrating 60 Years of Vision Research at the
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
August 3-4, 2023
San Francisco, CA
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute presents a hybrid conference centered on translational research to optimize functional vision and accessibility. The meeting's goal is to encourage integration of multi-disciplinary approaches to evaluating visual dysfunction and its consequences.
The conference also aims to bring stakeholders (those experiencing vision loss and blindness) and those doing translational research (scientists, clinicians, and inventors) to prioritize future research directions for diagnosis and treatment/interventions. A special feature of this conference will be to consider the spectrum from visual impairment to blindness and evaluate the relative merits of maximizing residual vision, visual restoration and the use of remaining senses for accessing information from the environment.
Conference at a Glance
Session 1: Eye Movements in Health and Disease
Session 2: Oculomotor Control and Binocularity
Session 4: Brain Plasticity
Session 7: Restoring Vision vs. Using Available Senses
Detailed program can be found here