Childhood visual impairment and mental health: Science into practice

Monday, July 2, 2018 to Wednesday, July 4, 2018 UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London

Together with the contributors and participants, we hope to spearhead important changes to improve understanding and meeting needs better. The focus will be on innovative research and evidence-based practice developments and skill learning workshops with international and nationally renowned contributors. It is relevant to all clinicians, practitioners and researchers in the field of childhood visual impairment and related disabilities from the UK and internationally. There will be opportunity for new or existing researchers in the field to share their latest research through posters or oral presentation. The conference will also include perspectives from parents and from young people with visual impairment.
We have 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
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
We are also delighted that the Paralympian Millie Knight will be presenting.  Millie is just 18 years of age and is winner of two silver medals in the South Korean Winter Olympics in visually impaired skiing events.
Themes include:
· 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

Early bird bookings rates (until 15/04/2018): £200 (reduced rate £100 for students)
Standard booking rates (16/04/2018 onwards): £250 (reduced rate £150 for students)

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