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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

Locations

London (Symposium)

DATE AND TIME
Saturday, April 28, 2018
12:30pm: Registration and access to exhibitors
1:00pm – 4:00pm: Sessions on emerging therapies for retinal diseases, AMD, pediatric eye care, recreational opportunities, social integration for youth, and more!
Tickets: $25

LOCATION
London Central Library
251 Dundas St.
London, ON N6A 6H9
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Event Details

The FFB’s educational series will come to London with a Conference focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research. Sessions will include information that is relevant for individuals affected by inherited retinal diseases, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and other eye diseases. The event will feature Dr. Tom Sheidow, who will deliver a presentation on emerging therapies and share insights into his vision research. Additional speakers will be announced shortly!

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

Click HERE to register and reserve your spot today!

Toronto (Symposium)

DATE AND TIME
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Tickets: $40

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. The event will feature Dr. Elise Heon, Dr. Johane Robitaille, and Dr. Kevin Gregory-Evans, 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 (Lunch & Learn)

DATE AND TIME
Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Tickets: $25

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 Lunch & Learn focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research. The event will feature Dr. Matt Tennant, who will deliver a presentation on emerging therapies for age-related macular degeneration, and share insights into his vision research.

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

Registration will open shortly, so stay tuned!

Edmonton (Symposium)

DATE AND TIME
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: TBA
Tickets: $25

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 on emerging therapies for retinal diseases and share insights into his vision research.

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

Registration will open shortly, so stay tuned!

Victoria (Lunch & Learn)

DATE AND TIME
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Tickets: $25

LOCATION
University of Victoria
Cadboro Commons, Queenswood/Arbutus room
3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 4X2
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Event Details

The FFB’s educational series will come to Victoria with a Conference focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research. Speakers will be announced shortly!

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

Registration will open shortly, so stay tuned!

Toronto (Lunch & Learn)

DATE AND TIME
Date: November 12, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Tickets: $25

LOCATION
Toronto Reference Library
Rooms: Epic Hall and Prologue
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
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Register Today

Event Details

The FFB’s educational series will come to Toronto with a Lunch & Learn focused on sight-saving research and emerging treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Speakers will be announced shortly!

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

Click HERE to register and reserve your spot today!

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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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Scientists Are Developing an Eye Drop to Treat Inherited Blinding Eye Diseases

February 3rd, 2017 by

START therapy is a bold plan to treat inherited blinding eye disease with an eye drop. Here at the FFB, we are excited about the research that Dr. Cheryl Gregory-Evans and her team are doing to make START therapy a reality. If successful, START therapy could be used to treat a variety of different genetic…

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