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Vision Quest is an educational program for individuals and families living with vision loss. Join thousands of patients, clinicians, researchers, industry experts, and low vision specialists as we plan for a future without blindness.

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Vision Quest 2017

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 2017, Vision Quest will take on a variety of formats, from smaller lunch & learn sessions to larger symposiums, hosted in regions across Canada.

It has been an incredible year so far, with Vision Quest having already come to to Vancouver (BC), Sudbury (ON), Timmins (ON), and St. John’s (NL).

Upcoming events are listed below. Please register while space is still available!

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Email: info@ffb.ca
Phone: 1.800.461.3331

Locations

Toronto (Sep 19)

Lunch & Learn

The FFB’s education series will come to Toronto with a Lunch & Learn session focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research. Dr. Netan Choudhry will lead a discussion on AMD and other eye diseases, as well as share insights into his vision research.

Space is limited! Purchase your ticket today by clicking the register button below.

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Event Details

Date
September 19, 2017
12:00PM – 1:30PM ET

Price
$20 (before August 31)
$30 (after August 31)

Location
Toronto Reference Library (Rooms: Epic Hall & Prologue)
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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Toronto (Oct 4)

Speaker Series

The FFB’s education series will come to Toronto with a Speaker Series focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research. The event will feature Dr. Derek van der Kooy, who will share insights into his vision research, and additional speakers will be announced shortly!

Registration is $20 and space is limited!

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Event Details

Date
October 4, 2017
6:30PM – 8:00PM ET

Price
$20

Location
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

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Montreal (Oct 10)

Speaker Series

The FFB’s education series will come to Montréal with a Speaker Series focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research. The event will feature Dr. Robert Koenekoop, who will deliver a presentation on eye diseases and share insights into his vision research, and. Additional speakers will be announced shortly!

Registration is free and space is limited!

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Event Details

Date
October 10, 2017
6:30PM – 8:00PM ET

Price
FREE

Location
Research Institute – McGill University Health Centre
1001 Decarie Blvd (Pavilion E)
Montreal, QC H4A 3J1

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Calgary (Oct 21)

Conference

The FFB’s education series will come to Calgary with a Conference focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research. The day will be divided in two, with the first session focused on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and the second on inherited retinal diseases (IRDs).

The conference will be chaired by Dr. Amin Kherani, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Calgary, as well as a staff physician and surgeon at Alberta Health Services.

AMD Session: 9:00AM – 11:00AM MT

Lunch: 11:00AM – 12:00PM MT

IRD Session: 12:00PM – 2:00PM MT

Space is limited! Purchase your ticket today by clicking the register button below.

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Event Details

Date
October 21, 2017
AMD Session: 9:00AM – 11:00AM MT
IRD Session: 12:00PM – 2:00PM MT

Price
$20 for a single session (including lunch)
$30 for both sessions (including lunch)

Location
University of Calgary (downtown campus)
Room: Event Centre ABC/Atrium
906 8 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1H9

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Vancouver (Nov 20)

Lunch & Learn

The FFB’s education series will come to Vancouver with a Lunch & Learn focused on cutting-edge vision treatments and sight-saving research. The event will feature Dr. Dharminder Dhanda, who will discuss AMD and share insights into his vision research.

Registration for this event will be opening shortly!

Event Details

Date
November 20, 2017
12:00PM – 1:30PM PT

Price
FREE

Location
Vancouver Public Library
Rooms: Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye
350 W Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

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Vision Quest News

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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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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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Networking With A Vision Impairment

December 20th, 2016 by

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

“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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