Envision announced that it is now accepting submissions for clinical education and research presentations for its two annual conferences in 2020: Envision Conference West, April 3-4, UT Health San Antonio Department of Occupational Therapy in San Antonio, Texas; and Envision Conference East, August 14-15, The Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus, Ohio.
Submission deadlines for the two events are December 30 and April 30, respectively. Both submissions and participant registrations with early bird rates can be made through the Envision Conference website, www.envisionconference.org. Envision Conference is the only multidisciplinary conference with the goal of closing practice gaps and disseminating the latest advancements in rehabilitation techniques, research and technology.
“Low vision professionals from the United States and other countries seek out Envision Conference for accredited continuing education opportunities they can’t find anywhere else,” Michael Epp, manager of professional education at Envision, said in a company news release. “The knowledge, perspective and peer connections attendees gain from Envision Conference has a definite impact on the quality of low vision patient care worldwide.”
Envision Conference provides optometrists, ophthalmologists, researchers, occupational therapists, nurses, teachers of the visually impaired, government policymakers, manufacturers/vendors of assistive technology and others an opportunity to come together to share knowledge, receive mentoring and gain access to the latest developments in research, assistive technology and crossover considerations in fields such as neurology and psychology. Many sessions offer the opportunity to earn continuing education credits from such agencies as:
- The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE);
- American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA);
- Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP); and
- Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).
Envision Conference is currently seeking intermediate and advanced content, particularly presentations, involving the following:
- Collaborations between low vision researchers, practitioners, educators and health care organizations;
- Co-management models of interdisciplinary care;
- Pediatric vision loss and rehabilitation;
- Neuro-visual deficits;
- Applied research in assistive technology, clinical practice outcomes measures and vocational accessibility and outcomes;
- National and international exchanges of vision rehabilitation information among individuals, groups and institutions;
- Patient communication and dual sensory loss;
- Strengthening the role of low vision on the public health agenda;
- Disparities in access to low vision care;
- Practice gaps in low vision care delivery methods; and
- Addressing national eye health epidemics (e.g., diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration).
Complete details about Envision Conference, including a link to the submissions site, can be found online at www.envisionconference.org.