8th ICEVI-European Conference on Education and Rehabilitation of people with visually impairment

All the professionals who serve people with visual impairment from infancy until old ages; namely ophthalmologists & other physicians, optometrists & low vision therapists, rehabilitation workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, early intervention workers, educators, social workers, occupational therapists, technological specialists, managers of organisations of and for people with V.I., policy makers and of course parents besides people with V.I.  are expected to come together.

The aim of the conference is to share knowledge and best practices, to stimulate cooperation and creating networks in order to give the optimal service to the people with V.I. in any age and make them active and productive participants in community of daily life and full members of the society.

This conference will be based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) of the WHO.  The programme will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions, poster sessions and workshops on scientific research and best practice, in regard to the areas of “Visual System”, “Activities and Participation in Daily Life”, “Environmental Factors” and “Special Factors”. All these subjects are related to age groups, namely; 0-6 years, 7- 21 years,   22-60 years, 60 years and older.
Special interest group meetings will provide the opportunity to discuss special items, for example the interest group of Batten Disease, etc. In addition, it will be possible to have meetings of professional groups like psychologists, ergo therapists, O&M instructors, etc.
As usual, there will be meetings of the ICEVI sub regions and the General Assembly of ICEVI-Europe during the conference.

Istanbul, the melting pot of continents and cultures over centuries will be an inspirational and excellent host .

http://www.icevieurope2013.org/ (External link)

Z. Hale Aksuna

Host Chairperson



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