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
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