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Foundation Fighting Blindness

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Seattle Vision Seminar

Please join the Foundation Fighting Blindness for a FREE informative seminar focusing on the role of genetic testing and therapeutic advances in retinal diseases. Leading researchers and specialists will be presenting information on the latest research advances and current treatments for these diseases as well as valuable information on vision enhancement and rehabilitation.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get the latest groundbreaking information in your own backyard!

Register Now


Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)


Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
United States 
(206) 447-5558


  • Current treatments
  • Clinical trials
  • Research advancements
  • Low-vision rehabilitation
  • VisionWalk and joining the Washington Chapter
  • Planned giving


  • Genetic Testing in the Era of Emerging Gene-Based Treatments for Inherited Retinal Disease
    Karmen Trzupek, MS, CGC, Informed DNA
  • Latest News from the Clinical Trial Front Lines
    Ben Shaberman, Director of Science Communications, Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Chapter and VisionWalk Preview
    Kathy Gonzalez, Event Manager West Region, Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • “But It's Not My Gene”: Why Therapeutic Advances in One Retinal Disease Benefit the Rest
    David A. Saperstein, Vitreoretinal Associates 
  • Closing Remarks
    John Corneille, Director of Gift Planning, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Driving Directions:

From Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

  • Follow State Route 518 Eastbound to Interstate 5 Northbound (Seattle).
  • Take the Seneca Street exit (exit will be on your left).
  • Turn right immediately onto 6th Avenue.
  • Drive north on 6th Avenue for two blocks.
  • The hotel is on the right.
  • Turn right into the entrance for valet parking and drop-off.

From East

  • Driving westbound on Interstate 90, proceed on Interstate 90 to Interstate 5 North.
  • Take the Madison Street exit.
  • Turn left onto Madison Street.
  • Follow Madison and turn right onto 6th Avenue.
  • Continue on 6th Avenue for four blocks.
  • The hotel will be on the right.

From South

  • Driving northbound on Interstate 5, take Seneca Street exit (Exit 165) on your left.
  • Turn right immediately onto 6th Avenue.
  • Follow 6th Avenue past Union Street.
  • The hotel is on the right. From North
  • Driving southbound on Interstate 5, exit the interstate at Union Street.
  • Proceed for one block to 6th Avenue.
  • Turn right onto 6th Avenue.
  • Continue one block.
  • The hotel entrance will be on your right.


Centre Garage Parking, Located in the U.S. Bank Building Located on 6th Avenue between Union Street & Pike Street Parking is available for $7.00

The seminar is FREE to attend, but seating is limited, so advanced registration is requested. A continental breakfast will be served. On-site vendors will exhibit low-vision products and services.

If you will need a sight or hearing interpreter for the event, 10 days’ advance notification is required and will help us accommodate your request. Please call 410-423-0603 or send an email message to on or before Monday, May 8, 2017, once you have registered.

Questions? Call (800) 586-6765 or visit

This Vision Seminar is presented without charge and brought to you by The Chatlos Foundation Public Health Education Program of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness thanks our Visionary Benefactor:

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Seattle, WA