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Nashville Chapter Fall Speaker Series

Saturday, September 7th, 2019, 11:00 am – 1:00 PM

Save the date for our annual Fall Speaker Series presentation!
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Nashville Public Library Edmondson Pike Branch

5501 Edmondson Pike

Nashville, TN 37211


To RSVP, email Shane Cullen at or call 866-782-7330 to


This September we will be joined by experts in the field of science & assistive technology from Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 4th.  

Topic 1: My Phone Can Do What?
From Accessibility to Apps, How Smart Devices Make Living With Vision Loss Easier
Joshua L. Robinson, OD, FAAO
Director, Low Vision Rehabilitation
Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Smart phones are everywhere. However, many users don’t realize just how smart their phones can be. We’ll explore the built-in features of smart phones and tablet devices, as well as many downloadable applications, that can help their visually impaired users to keep in touch and remain independent.

Topic 2: Fireside Discussion – Imaging, Genetic Testing, and Potential Treatments
Milam A. Brantley, Jr., MD, PhD
Medical Retina and Inherited Retinal Diseases
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Brantley joined the Vanderbilt Eye Institute in 2010 with a focus on Inherited Retinal Diseases. He specializes in caring for patients with retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt macular dystrophy, and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Brantley’s clinical research program investigates the association between gene variants and disease susceptibility as well how genetics influences response to treatment. This discussion will focus on retinal imaging, genetic testing, and potential treatments for patients.

RSVP: or call 866-782-7330. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested.