SILMO Academy, The Comeback

SILMO Academy

In a sector where science is constantly advancing, it is important for SILMO Paris to give all professionals access to the latest information, research and experiments in order to provide them with an understanding of the challenges and changes in the optical industry.

Since its creation in 2010, SILMO Academy is the place of progress, exchange, and meeting of reflection for the entire optical eyewear industry, aims to accompany the optics-ophthalmics profession in their approach to excellence.

Thus, after an absence of two years, the SILMO Academy scientific symposium is back for its 11th edition, which will focus on « improving the vision and quality of life of the most vulnerable patients. »

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free sessions are available in French and English – Paris Nord Villepinte

During this symposium, participants will be able to improve their knowledge and exchange with recognized international experts on two major future trends: myopia and the importance of good vision in an aging population. Identified by the World Health Organization as rapidly increasing, these two pathologies constitute a threat to public health on a global scale, generating a strong impact on the work of professionals worldwide.

10h00 – SILMO ACADEMY INTRODUCTION

10h10 – MYOPIA

Latest updates on Myopia management                            

Prof Mark Bullimore = Scientist, speaker & professor in Vision Science

Evaluating risk factors in Myopia progression

Olga Prenat – Director of medical marketing and professional relations EssilorLuxottica

Case studies from the ophthalmologist point of view                                 

Prof Arnaud Sauer – Professor & hospital practitioner in the ophthalmology department of the University Hospitals of Strasbourg

Facial anthropometry, children’s eyewear and lens positioning

Dr Alicia Thompson – Optician & director of Education, research and professional development for ABDO

Refractive error and visual development in the born in Bradford children cohort

Dr Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad – Optometrist Laureate of the 2021 SILMO Academy Grant 

12h40 – Q&A with speakers

14h15 – The importance of good vision in the aging population

Visual and ocular manifestations of neurodegenerative dementias

Prof Kelly Malloy – Professor & neuro-ophthalmic disease specialist

Person-centred dementia care in ophthalmic practice

Elaine Grisdale – Director of development, International Association of Opticians

The changing world of low vision

Prof Bill Harvey – Professor & editor of Optician Journal

Visual aging, spatial cognition, and autonomy

Dr Angelo ARLEO – Dr CNRS & Director of the Chaire SilverSight and of the Visual Aging and Action Laboratory, Institut de la Vision Paris & research director at the CNRS

Role of visuo-podal integration in spatial orientation and mobility in aging

Pierre-Olivier Morin – Posturologist, specialist in visuo-plantar rehabilitation, Visual Aging and Action Laboratory, Institut de la Vision, Paris Laureate of the 2020 SILMO Academy Grant

16h30 – Q&A with speakers

For more information or to sign up, click here.

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