Reachout Radio presents audio from

Reachout Radio presents audio from

The Foundation Fighting Blindness’ Visions 2011 Conference

As part of this outreach initiative, Reachout Radio presents audio from sessions at the Foundation Fighting Blindness' Visions 2011 Conference.As part of its annual Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series, WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies are pleased to present audio from Foundation Fighting Blindness’ Visions 2011 Conference on WXXI Reachout RadioA radio reading service that provides 24-hour per day readings of local and national newspapers, magazines, and books for people who are print-handicapped, Reachout Radio is closed-circuit and is accessible through a specially-tuned radio which is provided free of charge to eligible applicants. The service is provided in partnership with ABVI-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester.

Below is the boradcast schedule for the sessions:

Monday, 1/9/12, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Overview & Updates: Age-Related Macular Degeneration                        
Dr. Radha Ayyagari, Shiley Eye Center
Dr. Lucian Del Priore, Columbia University
Dr. Marco Zarbin, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Tuesday, 1/10/12, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Overview & Updates: Rare Diseases (Chroideremia, Retinoschisis & Bardet-Biedl Syndrome)  
Dr. Isabelle Audo, Universite Pierre er Marie Curie
Dr. Arlene Drack, University of Iowa
Dr. Pamela Rath, Retina Vitreous Consultants

Wednesday, 1/11/12, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Overview & Updates: Retinitis Pigmentosa             
Dr. Stephen Daiger, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dr. Alfred Lewin, University of Florida
Dr. Mark Penessi, Casey Eye Institute
Dr. Eric Pierce, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Thursday, 1/12/12, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Overview & Updates: Usher Syndrome       
Dr. William Kimberling, Boys Town National Research Center
Dr. Hendrik Scholl, Wilmer Eye Institute
Dr. Ruifang Sui, Peking Union Medical College Hospital

Friday, 1/13/12, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
The Doctor Is In: Age-Related Macular Degeneration       
Dr. Radha Ayyagari, Shiley Eye Center
Dr. Lucian Del Priore, Columbia University
Dr. Marco Zarbin, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
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