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Blepharospasm Symposiums and Support Group Meetings

Updated October 10, 2018

BEBRF Symposiums
BEBRF Support Group Meetings
Blepharospasm Support Groups
Other blepharospasm meetings
Form for submitting meeting information to be posted here

BEBRF Symposiums

In 2019, the Annual Symposium will be held in Houston, TX on Saturday, September 7. There will be a Meet & Greet in the evening of Friday, September 6. Details will be posted as they become available.

BEBRF Support Group Meetings

Silver Spring, MD
Date:Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time:1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Chair Yoga with qualified teacher
  • Parking on hospital grounds
  • Bus: Mont. Co. #8
  • Metro: red line to Forest Glen Station or Silver Spring Station. Then Mont. Co. bus #8 or walk 1/2 mile
  • RSVP by Jennifer Kawar
Contact: Jennifer Kawar
Tel: 301-229-4038

Hurst, TX
Date:Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time:Noon - 3:00 PM
Location: Dallas Baptist University
910 Grapefruit Highway
Hurst, TX   76054
Contact: Ena Wilmot
Tel: 817-488-0445

Madison, WI
Date:Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time:1:00 PM -
Location: Alicia Ashman Public Library
733 N. Highpoint Rd
Madison, WI   53717
  • RSVP Gail Grueneberg
  • Representatives from Merz Pharmaceuticals will provide an introduction to Xeomin
Contact: Gail Grueneberg
Tel: 608-271-0313

Tinton Falls, NJ
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time:Noon - 3:00 PM
Location: Seabrook Village Town Square
3000 Essex Road
Tinton Falls, NJ   07753
Contact: Virginia Hill
Tel: 732-566-0947

Newton, MA
Date:Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time:1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Newton - Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St
Newton, MA   02462
Speaker: Dr. Okeanis E. Vaou, Asst. Prof. of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
Contact: Sande Young
Tel: 617-527-1726

Independence, Ohio
Date:Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: The Winking Lizard Restaurant
6111 Quarry Lane, Independence, OH   44131
Tel: 216-524-2226
This is south of Cleveland, near the intersections of Interstates 77 and 480
RSVP Carole Masa we need a head count for table size
Contact: Carole Masa
Tel: 330-666-2807 (home) - please leave message
Tel: 330-571-0418 (text and cell)- please leave message

Huntsville, AL
Date:Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time:1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Dowdle Center
109 Governors Drive SE
SE Huntsville, AL   35801
Contact: Linda Webb
Tel: 256-723-2661

Tucson, AZ
Date:Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time:1:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: Nanini Branch Library
7300 N Shannon Rd
Tucson, AZ   85741
Contact: Jeannie Fruean
Tel: 520-971-4362

Houston, TX
Date:Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time:9:30 AM - Noon
Location: Alkek Eye Center
1977 Butler Blvd, 4th Floor, Room E4.125
Houston, TX   77030
Speaker:Dr. Michael Yen
Contact: Nanyen Chou
Tel: 979-253-0090
Ena Wilmot
Tel: 817-488-0445

San Diego, CA
Date:Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: UCSD Shiley Eye Center
9415 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla, CA   92093
Contact: Joanne Matuzas
Tel: 858-395-4609

New York, NY
Date:Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Mt. Sinai West (formerly Roosevelt Hospital)
1000 Tenth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, 14th Floor
New York, NY
Barbara Benton, BEBRF Eastern Director, will share updates from the Symposium in Atlanta and tips from other support groups in the region
Contact: Helene Lauffer
Tel: 212-496-0294

Charlotte, NC
Date:Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time:10:00 AM - Noon
Location: Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Assoc, P.A.
6035 Fairview Rd, 2nd Floor Conference Room (South Park Location)
Charlotte, NC   28210
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Neuro-ophthalmologists Timothy G. Saunders, MD and Donald H. Stewart III, MD will be present
Contact: Jan Sellards
Tel: 704-246-8014

Little Rock, AR
Date:Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time:Noon - 1:30 PM
Location: TBA
Speaker:Dr. Wade Brock
Contact: Ena Wilmot
Tel: 817-488-0445
Mary Rodgers
Tel: 501-223-2244

Other Blepharospasm Meetings

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