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4/26 Friday VANCOUVER

The Sixth Annual RETINAL CELL AND GENE THERAPY INNOVATION SUMMIT is hosted by the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Casey Eye Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia. This one day event will advance collaborative efforts among physicians, industry, and scientists to address the needs associated with delivering therapeutics in ocular cell and gene therapy for emerging treatments of inherited retinal disease. Contact Corrie Simkin-Brocato at 410-423-0579 or

MAY 2019

5/01 Wednesday DEADLINE

The BLIND EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD is presented at the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind by the Educators Division of the National Federation of the Blind. Nominations should be sent to Dr. Edward Bell, director of the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University. Contact him at or 318-257-4554. All nomination materials must be received by 5/01.

5/17 Friday and 5/18 Saturday

The 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EYE CARE & VISION is in Philadelphia and has the theme of ADVANCING THE EYE HEALTH FOR FUTURE VISION Contact them at 888-843-8169 or

5/24 Friday through 5/26 Sunday

The 2019 USABA GOALBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS are hosted by Georgia Blind Sports in Atlanta Georgia.

JUNE 2019

6/01 Tuesday

The 2019 PARTNERS IN PREPAREDNESS SUMMIT will be held at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix. This biennial preparedness summit involves communities, individuals, and organizations working on disaster readiness Contact Sara Ann Joehnk at saraann@azsilc.or at 602-262-2900 or via their web site.

6/16 Sunday through 6/19 Wednesday

The Great Plains ADA Center hosts their annual NATIONAL ADA SYMPOSIUM in Dallas Texas. ACTCP credits are available and early registration ends May 17th.

6/16 Sunday through 6/22 Saturday

The National Federation of the Blind ENGINEERING QUOTIENT program is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem solving abilities. In the evenings, participants explore the local community and participate in various recreational activities. Blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer are encouraged to apply. There are no fees for this program. Contact

JULY 2019


NASA INTERNSHIPS are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math careers through their regular internship programs; this is not a special program for students with disabilities.

7/06 Saturday 7:00 a.m.

The annual ACB BRENDA DILLON MEMORIAL WALK starts off from the Riverside Hotel in Rochester, New York.

7/06 Saturday through 7/11 Thursday

The AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION will be held in Rochester, New York. To subscribe to the announcement list, send a blank email to Contact Janet Dickelman at 651-428-5059 or

7/07 Sunday through 7/12 Friday

The 2019 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NATIONAL CONVENTION will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact the NFB at 410-659-9314 or

7/10 Wednesday through 7/14 Sunday

The 2019 GLOBAL FOUNDATION FOR PEROXISOMAL DISORDERS INTERNATIONAL FAMILY AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE is at Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center. This conference will bring together patients, families, practicing physicians, researchers, professionals, medical students, and organizational supporters. Contact

7/13 Saturday

The Usher Syndrome Coalition's one-day conference, the USH CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE, is at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel. It is the largest annual gathering of the Usher Syndrome community. Join them for this opportunity to learn the latest on developing treatments from leading USH researchers while connecting with hundreds of affected individuals, their families, and professionals serving the deafblind community. Contact Nancy O'Donnell at 855-998-7437 or

7/30 Tuesday through 8/04 Sunday

The 2019 NATIONAL BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. Contact them at


8/02 Friday through 8/05 Monday

The fourteenth bi-annual INTERNATIONAL CHARGE SYNDROME CONFERENCE is in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Parents have described the conference as a rite of passage, a family reunion, a place to meet and network with others facing the same challenges, learn from professionals (medical, clinical and educational), and leave better informed about how to help their child with Charge Syndrome. Contact them at or 516-684-4720.

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