Vision Quest is an education 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.
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 and learn sessions to larger symposiums, hosted in regions across Canada.
As Vision Quest events are announced, they will be added as tabs below with descriptions of each event. Stay tuned!
Vancouver (Speaker Series)
The Vision Quest Vancouver Speaker Series will feature a panel discussion of leading vision scientists and clinicians who will share their insights about the Race to Restore Sight. Who is winning the race? What can the FFB do to take us across the finish line?
The program will include:
Stem Cell Therapeutics
Dr. Kevin Gregory-Evans, MD, PhD, FRCS, FRCOphth, Professor of Ophthalmology, Julia Levy BC Leadership Chair in Macular Research
Sight-Saving Drug Development
Dr. Cheryl Gregory-Evans, PhD, Professor of Developmental Biology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UBC
Gene Therapy & Gene Editing
Ruanne Lai, PhD Candidate, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UBC
Dr. Orson Moritz, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UBC
Vision Quest News
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,…
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…
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…
“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…