The 2018 Visual Snow Conference

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See the First-Ever Visual Snow Conference! 

All Visual Snow Conference presentation videos are available in our “Videos” section, along with The Cure of Understanding video series, Visual Snow PSAs, and additional multimedia.

The Cure of Understanding

Held on May 5th, 2018, the Visual Snow Conference was a summit to gather those with Visual Snow Syndrome, raise awareness, and share the current body of research. Organizers and those involved sought to provide education and understanding to those whose lives are directly affected by this condition. They offered the “Cure of Understanding” with the intention of helping patients grasp the fundamentals of Visual Snow. They also distinguished between what we know versus what we don’t yet know. From this event, the Visual Snow Initiative (VSI) was born, and the team has made it their mission to help address Visual Snow Syndrome ever since. 

OUR EXPERTS

Conference Speakers

Kirk Scott

Kirk Scott

Master of Ceremonies

Kirk Scott is a strategic social impact advisor, educator, and passionate advocate for underserved communities with over 25 years of experience in education and philanthropy. Kirk works to create community change with projects from South Los Angeles to Southern Africa.

Dr. Peter Goadsby

Dr. Peter Goadsby

Professor of Neurology

Professor of Neurology at King’s College London. Director, NIHR-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, King’s College Hospital, London.

Victoria Susan Pelak, MD

Victoria Susan Pelak, MD

Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology

Dr. Pelak sub-specializes in neuro-ophthalmology at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, which focuses on the diagnosis and management of patients with neurologic disorders that affect vision and eye movements.

Owen B. White, MD PhD FRACP

Owen B. White, MD PhD FRACP

Professor of Neurosciences

Director of Neuro-ophthalmology at Monash University and the Ocular Motor Research Laboratory at Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has a continuing interest in neuro-ophthalmology and the cognitive control of eye movements.

Joanne Fielding

Joanne Fielding

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Professor Joanne Fielding is a cognitive neuroscientist at Monash University, and Co-director of the Ocular Motor Research Laboratory at The Alfred Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Yasser Khan

Dr. Yasser Khan

Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Yasser Khan is the Associate Clinical Professor in Health Sciences at McMaster University Department of Surgery. He is also the Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Medical Ophthalmic Education.

Matthew Renze

Matthew Renze

Data Science Consultant

Matthew is a data science consultant, author, and international public speaker. In recent years, he has been working to raise awareness about Visual Snow. He’s presented on this topic at medical conferences, written articles in peer-reviewed journals, and created online videos providing information about Visual Snow.

Jim Fulton

Jim Fulton

Vision Research

Jim Fulton has been analyzing and describing the performance of the human eye for over 30 years primarily for the military and industrial vision markets. Mr. Fulton authored “Processes in Biological Vision” and has an academic background in a wide variety of disciplines found in the visual system. 

Sierra Domb

Sierra Domb

Founder, Visual Snow Conference

Sierra is currently a student at University of Miami, majoring in Communications Studies. She has been the host of her own radio show and is writer/reporter, who has had her articles and photographs published in The Miami Herald. Sierra is an award-winning public speaker, photographer, and professional voice actor.

Be a Part of the Solution

Help Fund Research Today!

Your donation, no matter the size, makes a big difference in the search for a cure. VSI’s focus is to raise awareness for Visual Snow Syndrome and provide an increased availability of research capital through global funding. We have partnered with experts around the world who are dedicated to helping our cause. Their fields of expertise include neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmology, neuroscience, neurobiology, scientific research, and advanced technology. With your contribution, they gain the ability to collaborate on a global scale and work towards solutions that can help those suffering from this condition.

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New Visual Snow Syndrome Study!

The VSI has been working with Dr. Tsang in California and Dr. Shidlofsky in Texas. Both doctors have been highly successful in reducing, and in some cases, eliminating symptoms of Visual Snow Syndrome in their patients. When we learned that their philosophies and methods were strikingly similar and effective, the VSI put them in contact with each other. They are now collaborating on an enhanced VSS protocol. They will be accepting new patients for this study.

Today, the VSI will be releasing a series of informational videos on our YouTube channel in which Dr. Tsang and Dr. Shidlofsky discuss their experience in treating VSS. The VSI will also post video testimonials from their patients. We are enthusiastic and optimistic to share Dr. Tsang’s and Dr. Shidlofsky’s insights with the VSS community. If you would like to make an appointment with either Dr. Tsang or Dr. Shidlofsky, their contact information will appear at the end of each video. Watch the videos here: http://bit.ly/VSIYouTube.

We recognize that the majority of people with VSS cannot travel to California or Texas to take part in this study. Therefore, once the study has concluded, Dr. Tsang and Dr. Shidlofsky have agreed to make a series of instructional videos that will show their step-by-step protocol, which can be done at home. They will offer suggestions and techniques that will allow the use of household items versus in-office medical equipment. The VSI will also make these videos available.

We would like to thank Dr. Tsang, Dr. Shidlofsky, Kelsey NaPier, and Michael Neustifter for their kind and generous contribution to the VSS community.

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