Conferences & Trainings
Dr. Jacobson joined us for an ophthalmology inservice training at our October Staff Meeting. Also in the photo are BBF Vision Impairment Specialists Gail Calvello and Adrienne Appleton.
L-R: Drue Banister (BBF VIS), Gail Calvello (BBF VIS), Julie Bernas-Pierce (BBF Program Director), DeEtte Snyder (Foundation for Blind Children, Phoenix, AZ), Linda Lawrence, M.D. (pediatric ophthalmologist, Salina, KS), JC Greeley (Anchor Center for the Blind, Denver, CO), Burt Boyer (APH, Louisville, KY)
Early Years Symposium:
8:30am-4:00pm both days
Friday’s program will be geared to professionals, while the focus on Saturday will be for families as well as professionals.
Parent/Family Scholarships will be available due to the generosity of the William Silverman, M.D. Scholarship Fund
Professor Gordon Dutton is a Paediatric Ophthalmologist who worked for over 20 years at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Visual Science at Glasgow Caledonian University. His special interests include cerebral visual impairment (CVI) in children, and he believes that this subject needs to be at the forefront of awareness amongst those who work with children with low vision, so that all children with CVI can be identified and receive optimal assessment, advice and teaching.
He specialised in this subject because more than half of all children in the West of Scotland with visual impairment have damage to the brain as the principal cause. He lectures widely and has authored a number of publications on the subject. He has also co-edited, with Dr Martin Bax, the 2010 MacKeith Press textbook on CVI, entitled ‘Visual Impairment in Children Due to Damage to the Brain’ and with Dr Richard Bowman and Prof Elisa Fazzi has contributed the chapter on Cerebral Visual Impairment for the next MacKeith Press textbook on cerebral palsy. More recently Professor Amanda Lueck and he have compiled, edited and are submitting to AFB press, an analogous multi-author textbook for those working in children’s education, with a preliminary title of ‘Impairment of vision due to disorders of the visual brain in childhood: a practical approach.’
His talk ‘The Spectrum of Cerebral Visual Impairment as a Sequel to Premature Birth: an Overview’ will outline and explain his recent review paper of the same title.
· Blind Babies Foundation (BBF)
· California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS)
· California School for the Blind (CSB)
· Northern California Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (NCAER)