Past conferences

We recently held the International Conference “Childhood visual impairment and mental health: Science into practice”, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, July 2018

See here for conference website and download programme here.  The feedback has been extremely positive and we feel it was a very great success.  The lectures were inspirational and we plan to build on the energy of the conference to spearhead change and improvements in research and practice for children with visual impairment and their families.

 

There were a range of internationally renowned speakers, including the following, all of whom have contributed significantly to research and practice in the field of childhood visual impairment:

Professor Lauren Lieberman, The College at Brockport, State University of New York.

Dr Mathijs Vervloed, Radboud University Nijmegen

Professor Jugnoo Rahi, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London

Dr Paula Sterkenburg, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Dr Karl Wall, UCL Institute of Education

Dr Sara Finocchietti, Italian Institute of Technology, U-VIP, Genoa Italy

Dr Naomi Dale, Great Ormond Street Hospital/ UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Professor Paramala Santosh, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

Professor John Ravenscroft, University of Edinburgh

Professor Graeme Douglas, University of Birmingham

Dr Alison Salt, Great Ormond Street Hospital/ UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Dr Naomi Dale, Great Ormond Street Hospital/ UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Dr Corinna Bauer, Harvard Medical School, USA

We were delighted that Paralympian Millie Knight was able to present the closing lecture.  Millie is just 19 years of age and is winner of two silver medals in the South Korean Winter Olympics in visually impaired skiing events.

Themes included:

  • Needs, research and outcomes
  • Early childhood needs and intervention
  • Recreation, sport and wellbeing
  • Anxiety, mood and emotion regulation
  • Social, behaviour and multi-sensory challenges
  • Children’s needs in middle childhood and adolescence
  • Habilitation
  • Enhancing participation and wellbeing

 

July 2006: ‘Children and young people with visual impairment: Identity, Interaction and Inclusion’ – 2006 Conference programme