Macular Degeneration and Vision Expo

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Macular Degeneration and Vision Expo 2019

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Come for an hour or stay for the day!

Join us at this free event featuring informative talks and exhibits of visual aids, assistive technology and helpful community resources. Sponsored by the Macular Degeneration Center and Vision Rehabilitation Center at OHSU Casey Eye Institute, in partnership with the Oregon Commission for the Blind. 

View the schedule of events below. 

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Date
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, Oregon
Free onsite parking

Schedule of Events

Note: You do not need to register in advance for specific presentations

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Exhibits open

Mini Workshops

10:30 - 11 a.m. OR
12:30 - 1 p.m.
Intro to iPhone and iPad features for people with visual disabilities
Alan Labrum, O.D., Vision Rehabilitation Specialist
Vision Rehabilitation Center, OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Bring your iPhone or iPad and learn how its built-in features can boost your ability to read, get information and communicate. Each session is limited to the first 15 participants, who may bring one companion. There will be time after the workshops for additional instruction and questions.

Morning Presentations

9:30 – 10 a.m.
Macular degeneration: From diagnosis to treatment
Ambar Faridi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
OHSU Casey Eye Institute and
VA Portland Healthcare System

10:05 – 10:30 a.m.
Advances in AMD Research: What’s in the pipeline?
Christina Flaxel, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Macular Degeneration Center, OHSU Casey Eye Institute

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Questions and Answers

Break

10:55 – 11:40 a.m.
Impact of Vision Loss on Family Dynamics: Tools and tips for success
Kathryn Marxen-Simonson, MSOT, OTR/L, CLVT, Occupational Therapist
Vision Rehabilitation Center, OHSU Casey Eye Institute

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
You and Vision Rehabilitation: Better together
John Boyer, O.D., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Clinical Director, Vision Rehabilitation Center, OHSU Casey Eye Institute

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch items available for purchase or visit a nearby restaurant. Exhibits will remain open.

Afternoon Presentations

SESSION I – (Choose One)

1:30 – 2: 15 p.m.
Glaucoma 101: What is it and what can I do about it?
Eliesa Ing, M.D., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Focus on fun: Recreational opportunities for people with vision loss
Ashley Smith, Rehabilitation Instructor
Oregon Commission for the Blind

Julie Wright, Vision Loss Instructor
Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind

SESSION II - (Choose one)

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Siriously Siri: Staying connected, organized and informed with Apple's voice-controlled assistant
Chris Cooke, Rehabilitation Instructor
Oregon Commission for the Blind

Tips and tactics for a fun and enriching social life
Charlene Cook, Rehabilitation Teacher
Oregon Commission for the Blind

4 p.m.
Expo ends

Thank you to our speakers, supporters and exhibitors!

Sponsored by the Macular Degeneration Center and Vision Rehabilitation Center at OHSU Casey Eye Institute, in partnership with the Oregon Commission for the Blind and media sponsor OregonLive/The Oregonian.