Cerebral Visual Impairment Society Convention 2019 “Opening Doors”

Date: 15 Nov 2019
Time: All Day

15th November 2019 at Future Inns, Bristol   Cerebral Visual Impairment Society logo

Keynote Speakers
Professor Gordon Dutton – Emeritus Professor of Visual Science at Glasgow Caledonian University and Patron CVI Society

Suzanne Little – Complex Needs Consultant. Suzanne has pioneered the use of colour tents to enable young people with the most severe CVIs to develop visual awareness and co authored a paper on the subject with Professor Gordon Dutton.
Speakers and Workshops

Parent of a Child with CVIs

CVI Society Young Ambassadors, Art Oakes and Sophie Tennison

Presentation by young person with CVIs, which shows the postive impact of ‘Opening Doors’

Mr Richard Bowman – Consultant Opthalmologist Great Ormond Street, Specialising in Neuro-Opthalmology, running CVI Research projects

Kendall Cowle – Visual Artist who has CVIs

Dr Naomi Dale Associate Professor in Paediatric Neurodisability | Clinical Neurosciences | UCL Institute of Child Health

Samantha Hale Samantha is a Partner at Simpson Millar Law, based in their Bristol office, specialising in Education and Community Care

Hanna Sakki, PhD  Researcher in CVI

Debra Westgate – Advanced Independent Occupational Therapist, Sensory West Ltd

Cathy Williams – Consultant Opthalmologist Bristol Eye Hospital, Specialising in Neuro-Opthalmology and carrying out CVI research, leading The CVI Project http://www.thecviproject.co.uk/

CVI Society Trustees

The theme for this year’s convention is ‘Opening Doors’. We will be exploring how ‘Opening Doors’ for those affected by CVIs enables us to break down the traditional mindsets which may prevent them from achieving their potential in all aspects of their lives.

The convention is a chance for people to learn and ask questions of some of the leading experts in the field. It will also provide an opportunity for families of children with CVIs and people with CVIs to connect with each other and also professionals, and for professionals to network with people who are interested in the field.

Please book early as last year we had to turn latecomers away as we were over subscribed.
Closing date Friday 4th October or earlier should all places be taken.

The convention will cost £20 for each parent or person with full parental responsibility or an individual with CVIs and £75 for professionals. This includes lunch and refreshments.

Book your delegate place now at http://www.cvisociety.org.uk/cvi-convention