Atlanta Chapter Fall Speaker
Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital Carroll Education Center Auditorium
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested.
This September we will host a discussion on assistive technology and the latest in retina research. Additional details are below. Please email Shane Cullen at SCullen@FightingBlindness.org or call 866-782-7330 to RSVP by Wednesday, September 18th.
Topic 1: Apps for Independent Living
Assistive Technology Instructor
Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia
Technology is freedom! Smart phones and apps allow us to identify money, colors, read documents, travel, communicate, shop, and research information. Join us to learn about the apps and voice assistants that are allowing people with vision loss to remain connected and independent.
Topic 2: Retinal Research Updates
Jeffrey H. Boatright, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Emory Eye Center, Emory University
Dr. Boatright is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and a Research Biologist and Core Director at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Boatright is founding and current editor-in-chief of Molecular Vision, a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the dissemination of research results in molecular biology, cell biology and the genetics of the visual system. Currently, Dr. Boatright is principal investigator or co-investigator in four NEI grants, three VA grants, and two private foundation grants.
RSVP: SCullen@FightingBlindness.org or call 866-782-7330. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested.
Directions to the Carroll Education Center: Enter the Hospital Main Lobby, and take the lobby elevators to the Ground Floor. Walk past the cafeteria on your left, and walk directly to the Carroll Education Center and turn left for the Auditorium.
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