Vision UK 2015: 1 week to go

11 June 2015

There is only one week left until Vision UK 2015, the UK’s only conference for the whole of the eye health and sight loss sector, which takes place on Thursday, 18 June at Central Hall Westminster, London.

The conference will be chaired by Michael Sobanja, Director of Policy at NHS alliance and the keynote address will be given by Lord Holmes MBE. Other high profile speakers and leading experts, who will present at the conference, include:
• David Allen, Chief Executive of Faculty of Public Health
• Jarnail Chudge, User Experience Architect at Microsoft
• Vidar Hjardeng MBE, Diversity Consultant for ITV
• Angela Henderson, Local Eye Health Network (LEHN) Chair, Cumbria and North East
• Andrew Kaye, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Independent Age
• Kiran Kaja, Technical Programme Manager, Google
• Dr Steve Kirk, Planned Care Lead at Newcastle Gateshead
Clinical Commissioning Group
• David Parkins, President, College of Optometrists.
• Dr Waqaar Shah, Royal College of General Practitioners Clinical Champion
• Darren Shickle, Professor of Public Health, University of Leeds
• Paul Smythe, Head of IT Accessibility at Barclays bank
• Andrew Webster, Associate Director, Integrated Care, Local Government Association.

The conference, now in its seventh year, will feature five conference streams, focused on delivering aspects of the UK Vision Strategy and tailored for different professional interests. The streams are as follows:
• Making the case for improving eye health
• Transforming patient care to ensure timely treatment and support
• Empowering adults with sight loss to regain their independence
• A world without barriers for children and young people
• Social inclusion: transforming lives through digital technology

Katherine Raven, UK Vision Strategy Senior Manager said: “We look forward to welcoming delegates to what promises to be the best Vision UK conference yet. This year’s event will feature presentations from a range of leading experts who will showcase inspiring examples of how working collaboratively can deliver real and lasting change”.

Conferences places can be booked online until midday on Tuesday 16 June Following this delegates can register on the day of the conference at Central Hall Westminster.

For more information on Vision UK 2015 and for the full conference programme, please visit:

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