The Austin Lighthouse, also known as Travis Association for the Blind, served as host to the Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Seminar series. The event, organized by the FFB Austin-San Antonio Chapter, presented the nearly 150 attendees with the latest information on research and treatment of inherited retinal diseases.
The program featured panel discussions and speakers from the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Applied Genetics Technologies Co. (AGTC) and Retina Consultants of Austin. Throughout the half-day seminar, speakers covered various topics, including research advancements, clinical trials and genetic testing. Each discussion ended with a question and answer session.
At the seminar, attendees were treated to breakfast, had access to the TAB Low Vision Store and vendor booths. Exhibitors included,
- Capital Metro
- Spark Therapeutics
- Talking Book Program – Texas State Library & Archive Commission
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Travis Association for the Blind
- Vanda Pharmaceuticals
This event also served as a kickoff for the 12th Annual Austin-San Antonio VisionWalk, which will be held in Austin for the first time on May 2nd at the Mueller Lake Park and Hanger. For more information and to register for the VisionWalk, click here.
Watch the Vision Seminar below.
About the Foundation Fighting Blindness
Since the Foundation Fighting Blindness was established in 1971 it has raised more than $700 million toward its mission to prevent, treat and cure blindness caused by inherited retinal diseases. In excess of 10 million Americans, and millions more worldwide, experience vision loss due to retinal degenerations. Through its support of focused and innovative science, and by teaming with industry, the Foundation drives the research that has and will continue to provide treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and other inherited retinal diseases. Our goal is to advance the most promising retinal disease research in the world and across the spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. You can help. Every donation moves us closer to a cure. Learn more about the Foundation at www.fightblindness.org.