Kongsberg Vision Meeting 2018

Welcome to Kongsberg Vision Meeting! This years topic is Vision Impairment, Elderly and Light.


30 Oct

Practical information

Registration

Registration fee NOK 600,- per day. This includes lunch and coffee breaks. Additional cost for dinner after the meeting TBA. The fee/s must be paid upon arrival (at the National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care’s Reception). 

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Deadline for Early Registration

September 21 2018

Registration fee NOK 600,- per day

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Deadline for abstract submission

September 21 2018

  • Abstracts describing research results related to vision, vision impairment, elderly and light will be considered for oral or poster presentations
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science
  • All oral presentations must be held in English with 12 min for presentation + 3 min for questions
  • Posters will be up all day and lunch and coffee will be served in the same room as the poster presentations
  • Abstract notifications of acceptance/rejection status will be emailed to First Authors before October 10
  • Final program will be announced October 10.

Program


Clinical Optometry Day (Oct 30)

08:30: Registration at the National Centre for Optics Vision and Eye Care
Coffee is served on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.

09:00: Welcome (in the Cinema Oksen, 2nd floor)
Bente Monica Aakre, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway.

09:05: Research on low vision reading over the past 20 years: from laboratory to clinic.
Susana Chung, University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, CA, USA

10:00: Improving reading speed for patients with visual impairment.
Susana Chung, University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, CA, USA

11:00: Lunch In Café Haspa

12:15: Low vision - 3 Clinical workshops: 

  1. How to do low vision exams. Susana Chung, University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, CA, USA
  2. Providing low vision care requires multidisciplinary collaboration. Helle K. Falkenberg, University of South-Eastern Norway, National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Kongsberg, Norway.
  3. How to choose the right filter for persons with visual impairment. Nikolai Devik, Multioptikk as, Oslo, Norway.

14:30: Coffee
Served on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.

15:00: Telerehabilitation and lighting for reading with low vision.
Ava Bittner, Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA.

16:00: Concluding remarks

16:30: Dinner in Haspa (separate registration)


Vision Research Day (Oct 31)

09:00: Registration at the National Centre for Optics Vision and Eye Care
Coffee is served on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.

10:00: Welcome (in the Cinema Oksen, 2nd floor)
Dean Heidi Kapstad, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway.

10:05: Characteristics and functional role of fixational eye movements in people with central vision loss.
Susana Chung, University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, CA, USA

11:00: Vision in congenital aniridia
Hilde R. Pedersen. University of South-Eastern Norway, National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Kongsberg, Norway.

11:15: The role of dry eye disease in the serious and complex ocular disorder aniridia.
Erlend C. S. Landsend, Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

11:30: Lunch In Café Haspa
Posters on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.

13:00 Evidence based visual rehabilitation for patients with hemianopia.
Maria Begona Coco, GIDFYS, Department of Health Sciences, European University Miguel de Cervantes, Spain.

14:00: Electrostimulation therapy for retinitis pigmentosa.
Ava Bittner, Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA.

14:15: Living with visual impairment after stroke.
Torgeir Solberg Mathisen. University of South-Eastern Norway, National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Kongsberg, Norway.

14:30: Coffee
Served on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.

15:00: Computerbased cognitive rehabilitation of visual neglect.
Inger Linda Wilms. Centre for Visual Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen.

15:30: Considering the lived body and the lifeworld as tools for better understanding the meaning of assistive technology in everyday life.
Inger Berndtsson. University of South-Eastern Norway, National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Kongsberg, Norway.and University of Gothenburg, Department of Education and Special Education, Sweden

15:45: The effects of simulated cataracts on visuomotor performance. 

Rachel O Coats. School of Psychology, University of Leeds, UK. 

16:00: Concluding remarks.

18:30: KVM Conference Dinner (separate registration)


Lighting Day (Nov 1)

09:00: Registration at the National Centre for Optics Vision and Eye Care
Coffee is served on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.

10:00: Welcome (in the Cinema Oksen, 2nd floor)
Are Røysamb, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway.

10:05: Lighting and dementia
Mariana Figueiro, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.

11:00: Light and ageing
Helle K. Falkenberg, University of South-Eastern Norway, National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Kongsberg, Norway

11:30 Lunch In Café Haspa
Posters on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.

12:45 Contributed talk

13:15 Contributed talk

13:45: (Lighting) Design for Low Vision. 
Veronika Zaikina, University of South-Eastern Norway, National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Kongsberg, Norway.

14:15: Coffee
Served on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.

14:45: Contributed talk. 

15:15: Contributed talk. 

15:30: Contributed talk. 

16:00: Concluding remarks.


Posters (Oct 30th and Nov 1st)

Presented on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.