Community Information Day 2018
in Education, Events, News, Outreach
2 Sep 2018
Information Day for young people living with low vision/blindness (and those who care for them).
Saturday 3 November 2018
9:30 am – 4 pm (registration Tea and Coffee from 9am)
University of Sydney Business School, CBD Campus, Level 17 Stockland Building, access via Piccadilly Mall, 210 Pitt St, Sydney CBD.
The Save Sight Institute is pleased to let you know that it will deliver its sixth Annual Information Day on Saturday 3 November 2018.
The Info Day is for young people living with low vision or blindness and those who care for them. The day is designed to meet the needs of teenagers or young adults and their parents/carers, as well as the parents/carers of young children. Teachers are also invited.
The day features a broad range of speakers to address topics of interest and relevance to young people with vision loss or an eye disease.
All day program, lunch provided. Gold coin donation requested to help us cover food
|9:30am||Welcome||Mr Matt O’Kane|
|9:35am||Introducing SSI: Research, Patient Care & Teaching||Professor Stephanie Watson|
|9:50am||Keynote Address||Ms Jan McLeod|
|10:20am||My life with sport: Goalball||Ms Brodie Smith|
|10:40am||My life with music||Ms Lara Nakhle|
|11:30pm||Technology for people with low vision and blindness||Mr Greg Alchin|
|12:10pm||Horsing around with low vision||Ms Renee Godress|
|12:30pm||My story||Ms Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon|
|2:00pm||Research at SSI: What’s New?||Professor John Grigg – Paediatrics|
Professor Robyn Jamieson – Genetics
Dr Alexander Ferdi – Keratoconus
The journey to adulthood: parents sharing stories and tips.
Facilitated by Dr Ada McCluskey, psychologist and Professor Peter McCluskey, ophthalmologist.
|EDUCATE (Teachers and service providers)|
Ask a Doctor: Common Childhood Eye Diseases
Dr James Smith, Senior Staff Specialist Ophthalmologist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Head of Department of Ophthalmology at Royal North Shore Hospital
|INSPIRE (Young People)|
Presentation and interactive session with Ms Vicki Papageorgopoulos, Community Development and Engagement Officer, Headspace
|15:30||Navigating the NDIS||Ms Harzita Hashim – RIDBC|
Ms Rebecca Kent – Vision Australia
Ms Kelly Prentice – Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
|16:00||Closing comments||Professor Peter McCluskey|
Sydney CBD location
We will again deliver the day in a central Sydney CBD location, near to public transport and parking.
The event will be held at the University of Sydney School of Business CBD Campus. This is located in the Stockland Building, Level 17, accessed via the Piccadilly Shopping Centre, 210 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Who should attend?
- Teenagers, or young adults living with an eye condition with their parents
- Parents and carers of children with an eye condition
- Teachers and therapists of children and young people who live with an eye condition
- Organisations that provide services to young people living with an eye condition.
The day is an opportunity for people to connect with each other, share experiences and get up-to-date information. The SSI team will provide an update on research developments, and will be available to answer questions. We also invite a range of service providers and subject matter experts to give attendees a “one stop shop” to find out what’s new in the sector, and to catch up with each other.
Places are limited
As a free event, places are limited. We aim to provide attendees with a valuable and enjoyable day, and so for catering and venue reasons, need to confirm numbers in advance. Please register if you would like to attend, and if you know of anyone else who would benefit from attending, please let them know ASAP so that they don’t miss out.