Fort Wayne Chapter Fall Speaker Series
Saturday, October 12th, 2019, 9:30 am–12:00 pm
The League Community Room
5821 South Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
This October we will highlight the latest in assistive technology and research. Additional information is below. Please email Shane Cullen at SCullen@FightingBlindness.org or call 866-782-7330 to RSVP by Wednesday, October 9th.
- 9:30 AM: Registration Opens
- 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Program
Topic 1: There’s an App for That:
Your Multipurpose Tools Towards Independence with Smartphones and Tablets
Senior Blind Services Coordinator
Apps get things done! Managing life, communicating, navigating and staying safe, researching and reading, shopping, reading documents, identifying objects, colors, and currency…all on your mobile device. Topics include iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, and tablets (Samsung, HTC, LG, and all others). Join us to learn about the apps wowing the crowds and those continuing to remain relevant over time.
Topic 2: Technologies that are Transforming the Treatment of Inherited Retinal Disorders - Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Transplantation
Rachel Obrock, O.D.
The Retinal Institute – Fort Wayne, Indiana
Dr. Obrock joined the The Retinal Institute in 2018 to treat patients with conditions effecting the retina and vitreous. She specializes in caring for patients with retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt macular dystrophy, and age-related macular degeneration. There is unfortunately no cure for degenerative retinal diseases; however, advancing developments in gene and stem cell therapies offer hope for the treatment of these conditions. This discussion will focus on explaining how these potential treatments work and the importance of genetic testing.
RSVP: SCullen@FightingBlindness.org or call 866-782-7330. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested.