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 if you register before October 10. This includes lunch and coffee breaks. Additional cost for dinner on Tuesday October 30 NOK 300,- per person and on Wednesday October 31 NOK 700,- per person.

The fee/s must be paid upon arrival (at the National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care’s Reception).

Any cancellations after October 10 will incur a fee to cover cost of admin and preordering costs of food/beverages.

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Deadline for Early Registration

October 10 2018.

Registration fee NOK 600,- per day.

The registration fee will be NOK 1200,- per day for registrations after October 10.

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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
Visit Exhibits on the 2nd floor.

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 and Inger Berndtsson, 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
Visit Exhibits on the 2nd floor.

13:00: Electrostimulation therapy for retinitis pigmentosa
Ava Bittner, Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA.

13:30 Evidence Based Neuro Visual Rehabilitation
Maria Begona Coco, GIDFYS, Department of Health Sciences, European University Miguel de Cervantes, Spain.

14:00: Eye-fitness: a home-based rehabilitation program for people with central vision loss
Valeria Silvestri, National Centre of Services and Research for the Prevention of Blindness and Rehabilitation of Visually impaired, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, IAPB Italia onlus, Rome, Italy

14:15: Visual impairment after stroke; stroke survivor’s experiences of acute care and follow up
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: Elderly in nursing homes - problems to be aware of!
Hanne Jensen, Department of Ophthalmology, Rigshospitalet, Kennedy Centret, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

15:15: 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. 

15:30: The effects of simulated cataracts on visuomotor performance
Rachel O Coats, School of Psychology, University of Leeds, UK. 

15:45: Status of refractive errors and binocular vision anomalies in new immigrants with residence permit in Kongsberg, Norway
Nickolai G. Nilsen, University of South-Eastern Norway, National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Kongsberg, Norway.

16:00: Concluding remarks

18:30: The KVM Conference Dinner
At Trattioria Madre, Nymoens Skrågate 2, NOK 700 per person.


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: Using a Tailored Lighting Intervention to Improve the Lives of People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers
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
Visit Exhibits on the 2nd floor.

13:00: (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.

13:30: Two types of glare – two visual channels
Mark S. Rea, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

14:00: Concluding remarks followed by Coffee
Served on 2nd floor where Exhibits are.