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Vision Quest 2018

At the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), we are motivated by a singular goal: develop new treatments for blindness and vision loss. This goal fuels all of the research that we fund and everything that we do! Every year, we strive to share the latest breakthroughs in vision science directly with our supporters through our Vision Quest educational programming. In 2018, Vision Quest will take a variety of formats, from smaller lunch & learn sessions to larger symposiums, hosted in regions across Canada.

Details for our events in 2018 are still coming into focus, so check back regularly for more information on venues, registration, and more. Currently, we are planning to come to the following cities: London (ON), Victoria (BC), Ottawa (ON), Halifax (NS), Toronto (ON), and Edmonton (AB).

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Email: info@ffb.ca
Phone: 1.800.461.3331

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Toronto IRD Symposium

DATE AND TIME
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Tickets: $40 early bird until June 22, 2018   |   $50 June 23 onward
Breakfast & lunch will be served.

LOCATION
Toronto Reference Library
Rooms: Epic Hall, Prologue, and Novella
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
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Event Details

The FFB’s educational series will come to Toronto with a Speaker Series focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research for people living with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) including Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), Usher Syndrome, Stargardt Disease, Choroideremia, Juvenile retinoschisis, Leber Congential Amaurosis and more!

The event will feature Dr. Elise Heon, Dr. Johane Robitaille, and Dr. Ian MacDonald, who will deliver presentations on emerging therapies for retinal diseases and share insights into their vision research.

Please note that there’s an option to DONATE when you select your ticket.

Click HERE to register and reserve your spot today!

Edmonton IRD Symposium

DATE AND TIME
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Tickets: $20 early bird until June 22, 2018   |   $30 June 23 onward

LOCATION
Royal Alexandra Hospital, Robbins Learning Centre
Theatre & Lobby
10240 Kingsway NW,
Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
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Event Details

The FFB’s educational series will come to Edmonton with a Speaker Series focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research. The event will feature Dr. Ian McDonald, who will deliver a presentation focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research for people living with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) including Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), Usher Syndrome, Stargardt Disease, Choroideremia, Juvenile retinoschisis, Leber Congential Amaurosis and more!

Please note that there’s an option to DONATE when you select your ticket.

Click HERE to register and reserve your spot today!

Vision Quest News

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2018 Vision Quest Education Series Kicks Off in London (Videos)

May 1st, 2018 by

Each year, the Foundation Fighting Blindness holds several Vision Quest educational events across the country. Our first Vision Quest of 2018 took place on April 28 in London, Ontario where we were grateful to have Dr. Tom Sheidow volunteering his time and sharing his expertise with a crowd of more than 250 people. We’re pleased…

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2018 National Young Leaders Summit: Register Now!

December 28th, 2017 by

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is thrilled to announce details for this year’s National Young Leaders Summit. The event will take place in Toronto on the evening of Friday, March 9 and during the day on Saturday, March 10, 2018. We are partnering with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to hold the Summit at their Community Hub at…

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Video: Dr. Netan Choudhry Discusses AMD, Genetics, and Emerging Treatments

October 2nd, 2017 by

It’s been an incredible year for Vision Quest, the FFB’s premier educational series, with events already held in Vancouver, Sudbury, Timmins, St. John’s, and Toronto. The most recent session, an AMD-focused Lunch & Learn at the Toronto Reference Library, featured the world-renowned vitreoretinal surgeon Dr. Netan Choudhry. His talk was both illuminating and expansive, encompassing…

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

February 13th, 2017 by

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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