Coalition for Usher Syndrome Research
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Usher Syndrome Family Conference
Saturday, July 13, 2013
About Usher Syndrome
Usher syndrome is a genetic disorder causing various degrees of congenital hearing loss and deafness, a progressive debilitating vision disorder known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and in many cases, vestibular dysfunction. Usher syndrome is the leading cause of deaf-blindness in the western world. Hearing aids and cochlear implants are often successful in hearing loss. To date, no proven therapies exist for RP. This presentation offers talks that emphasize both research and living with Usher syndrome.
Families of children and adults with Usher syndrome, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, geneticists, genetic counselors, teachers of deaf-blind, and service providers.
1. Learn about current research and therapies for Usher syndrome.
2. Understand and navigate current and upcoming clinical treatment trials.
3. Network with other families and professional regarding Usher syndrome.
4. Learn about research and treatments for Usher syndrome.
5. Identify strategies for living with Usher syndrome.
Among the speakers at the conference will be:
The Coalition for Usher Syndrome Research, Chairman; Parent of a child with Usher syndrome
Kathleen C Y Sie, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
Director, Childhood Communication Center; Co-Director, Cochlear Implant Program
Richard G. Weleber, M.D.
Oregon Health and Science University
Professor, Director, Oregon Retinal Degeneration Center; Director, Visual Diagnostic Function Service
REMINDER: All special requests (interpreters/SSPs, childcare, etc) must be received no later than WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5th. Requests can be made via the registration link below.
Where to Stay
Group rates under the reference group code "HearSeeHope Foundation" are available at Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Portland, $179 per night.
To book group rates by phone:
Simply call 1-800-643-7892. Indicate that you are calling to make a reservation at the Embassy Suites Portland-Downtown. Reference group code HEA or Hear/See/Hope Foundation in order to receive the group rate.You will be asked to provide a credit card to guarantee this reservation.
For additional questions, contact Krista Scheall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.784.8818.
Cost: $25 for an individual, $50 for a family (includes lunch)