Vision UK 2010 Conference – “Sharing the challenge, making it happen”, 15th June 2010 to be held at ICC Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA

17 March 2010

Who should attend?
•Health and social care commissioners
•Educational and employment managers
•Emotional and counselling services
•Voluntary services
•Stakeholder agencies

A VISION 2020 UK annual conference, hosted by RNIB, is to mark progress in implementing the UK Vision Strategy. This one-day event has attracted a number of keynote speakers, including the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP.

The UK Vision Strategy is making a difference. Real changes are taking place across the UK. The conference offers a unique opportunity to share exciting examples of good practice and innovation – and to hear a European perspective.

A new guide ‘Ten key points for better eye health and sight loss services’ will be unveiled at the conference.

Confirmed speakers:
•Rt Hon David Blunkett MP
•Prof Jan Keunen, VISION 2020 Netherlands
•Lesley-Anne Alexander, CEO, RNIB
•Nick Astbury, Chair, VISION 2020 UK
•Anita Lightstone, Programme Director UKVS

Delegate fees:
Voluntary sector:
£65 (Inc VAT)
£55 (Inc VAT) early bird booking

Non-voluntary sector:
£125 (Inc VAT)
£95 early bird rate (Inc VAT)

* Early-bird rate valid until Friday 16 April 2010

Provisional Programme:
10.00 – Welcome and opening remarks
10.10 – Review of key achievements 2009
10.25 – Key address
10.45 – Coffee break/Posters/exhibition stands
11.15 – Launch of guide ‘Ten key points for eye health and sight loss services’
11.30 – Implementing the UK Vision Strategy in Wales
11.50 – The European perspective
12.15 – Lunch/Posters/exhibition stands
13.30 – Parallel sessions
14.30 – Break
14.40 – Parallel sessions
15.40 – Coffee break – Posters/exhibition stands
16.05 – TBC
16.30 – 2010/11 – going forward to achieve change
16.40 – Close

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