WALES & WEST VISION CONFERENCE 2013
Sight Cymru in partnership with SeeAbility
WALES & WEST VISION CONFERENCE 2013
Thursday 20th June 2013 at:
University of Newport, Caerleon Campus, Newport, South Wales NP18 3QT
Delegates attending the conference may download speakers presentations (where provided) below:
Please note that where accessible formats have been provided we have produced TEXT ONLY versions.
Our key-note speaker this year is:
Barbara Ryan - Chief Optometric Adviser Directorate for Public Health and Health Professions
Other eminent speakers are:
Gordon Ilett - Optometrist with Special Interest (OPwSI) in both the Bexley and West Kent PCT areas
Professor David T Shima - Professor of Translational Vision Research at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Mr David H Jones MA BM BCh FRCOphth Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cornwall Eye Unit
Andy Millington - Optometrist with areas of academic interest in paediatrics and patients with special needs.
Martin Thomas & Scott Watkin - SeeAbility - Eye Care and Vision Regional Manager - Midlands and Wales
This one-day conference is aimed at anyone involved with sight loss or supporting people with sight loss and a disability, across the public, voluntary and private sector.
The conference will bring professionals together from all sectors who are working with blind and partially sighted people, with a focus this year on those who also have a learning disability. We will also have information about innovative and leading edge research which has been taking place in the UK. This is an opportunity for professionals from different organisations to meet and share ideas and discuss the future and the way forward.
The conference aims to give participants an overview of the needs of people who have visual impairments, learning disabilities or other complex needs.
With a growing emphasis being put upon the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities and complex needs it is imperative that the eye care and eye health of people with additional needs is taken into account.
People with learning disabilities and other complex needs are 10 times more likely to have sight problems than others, yet they are least likely to get the support they need.
Eye health professionals report a rise in referrals from people with complex needs but many also report a lack of training or awareness in how to meet their needs within the context of the eye care pathway.
SeeAbility has been working nationally to transform the eye care of people with learning disabilities and is delighted to be asked by Sight Cymru to co-host the Wales and West Conference.
MORE JUNE EVENTS
Tuesday 25th June at 2.00pm
Deaf Blind Presents:
The Miracle Worker
The Oscar winning film based on the story of Anne Sullivan’s struggle to teach deaf and blind
Helen Keller to communicate
A special screening for Deafblind Awareness Week
2.00 pm Tuesday 25th June
at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Wednesday 26th June
Cake ‘n’ Coffee Open Day
Caerphilly New Cottage Dance Centre
The Bridge, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed
• Try some scrumptious welsh cakes, tea and coffee
• Chat about problems with your sight
• Speak to other health organisations
• Try out aids that help with daily problems
• Learn about free magnifiers
• See the latest electronic aids
• Try out products and shop at Lakeland
• Learn about new computer technology with Get Caerphilly Online
• Chat with opticians from Lawrence & Harris
• Sample delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods
and much, much more….
Come and meet our team, put a face to the name and enjoy the cakes!
We hope you can come along, but if you can’t make it to our event and have questions or need advice, please give us a call on 01495 763650
Annual General Meeting - 9th July 2013
Bradbury House, Pontypool NP4 6JH
Annual General Meeting
The trustees and staff of Sight Cymru (previously known as Sight Support and prior to that as Gwent Association for the Blind) are delighted to invite you to their Annual General Meeting on 9th July 2013 at Bradbury House, Park Buildings, Pontypool NP4 6JH. As the public are welcome at this meeting, you are also able to bring family and friends if you wish.
There will be a light buffet at 1pm and the meeting will commence soon thereafter. You will also be able to tour the building and meet the staff.
The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to hear about the activities the charity has undertaken in the year, and to contribute to its future plans. It is also the time that we elect Trustees. If you would like to be considered for nomination as a Trustee please telephone 01495 763650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to come to the Annual General Meeting, please RSVP by phoning 01495 763650