Category: Vision Quest

Let’s Talk Research With Dr. Mary Sunderland (Facebook Live Series)

February 13th, 2017 by FFB Canada

On the first Tuesday of every month, the Foundation Fighting Blindness sends out our e-newsletter featuring the latest and most exciting research breakthroughs. The following Friday, our very own Director of Research and Education, Dr. Mary Sunderland, takes to our Facebook page to do a live broadcast discussion of the articles featured in the e-newsletter,…

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Networking With A Vision Impairment

December 20th, 2016 by FFB Canada

In case you missed the second annual Foundation Fighting Blindness Young Leaders Summit, here are the highlights and our favourite (and most useful) networking tips and skills that we learned from each other. The 2016 Summit was focused on networking because networking is increasingly recognized as essential for professional success. Here are some highlights and…

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Top 10: Vision Quest 2016

December 14th, 2016 by FFB Canada

“Discover Your Path” was the theme of the FFB’s Vision Quest educational events in 2016. We visited four Canadian cities, hosted seven different events, and got to meet more than 750 attendees, clinicians, scientists, exhibitors and volunteers! We were also thrilled to live- broadcast our Toronto session about clinical trials, which has been viewed more…

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Watch Our Facebook Live Videos From The Vision Quest Toronto Retinal Disease Session

November 8th, 2016 by FFB Canada

On November 4, 2016, we presented our Vision Quest educational session on retinal diseases to a live audience in Toronto. A panel of Canada’s top vision researchers discussed the latest advancements in gene therapy and stem cell science, and answered questions from our guests. We also broadcast the session online to our Facebook community with…

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Stephanie Kowal on Ethical Communications

September 14th, 2016 by FFB Canada

What do you want to know about clinical trials for your children? Clinical trials for gene and stem cell therapies for genetic eye disease are underway. If these early phase trials are successful, they will include children in later phases. Good communication about the risks and benefits of clinical trials is essential. Parents need to…

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Young Leader Lauren Wu is Raising Awareness About Vision

September 1st, 2016 by FFB Canada

Hello, my name is Lauren Wu. I am 19 years old and partially sighted. I will be going into my third year of my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto (University College). Last year, while participating in the first FFB Young Leaders’ Summit, I met so many well-spoken and inspiring young people. It was…

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One Step Closer To A “Smart” Stem Cell Therapy

August 16th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Today, there are no approved stem-cell treatments for blinding eye diseases. Dr. Andras Nagy’s research is trying to solve this problem by developing a safe and “smart” stem-cell therapy. To do this, his research team is combining gene therapy and stem cell therapy to generate specialized stem cells that have been genetically modified to release…

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