The Visual Snow Conference
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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.
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
Professor of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Director, NIHR-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, King’s College Hospital, London.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.