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Blepharospasm Symposiums and Support Group Meetings

Updated May 25, 2017

BEBRF Symposiums
BEBRF Support Group Meetings
Blepharospasm Support Groups
Other blepharospasm meetings
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BEBRF Symposiums

In 2017, the symposium will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday, September 9. Dr Andrew Harrison will be the Program Director.

In 2018, the symposium will be held in Atlanta, Georgia - tentatively on August 11. Dr. Hyder Jinnah will be the Program Director.

BEBRF 2017 Regional Symposium
Date:Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time:8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: University of Minnesota
St Paul Campus
Continuing Education Conference Center
1890 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN   55108
Campus map & driving directions
Program DirectorAndrew Harrison, MD
RegistrationRegistration is free but you must pre-register. Note that, in addition to the symposium on Saturday, there will also be a Meet & Greet, sponsored by Allergan. This is also free but you must pre-register. If you have an account, go to Account login and select: Register for Symposium and/or Meet & Greet from drop down menu. If you do not have an account, use the links below or use the mail-in form in the newsletter.
8:30Registration and breakfast
9:00Welcome - Andrew Harrison, MD
9:05Diagnosis of eyelid spasm disorders - Collin McClelland, MD
9:25New in imaging and medical treatment of blepharospasm - Paul Tuite, MD
9:45What's new in surgical management of blepharospasm - Ali Mokhtarzadeh, MD
10:05Coffee break
10:20What's new in botulinum toxins - Charles Soparkar, MD, PhD
10:50Panel discussion
11:30Management of dry eye in blepharospasm - Charles Soparkar, MD, PhD
1:00What's new in blepharospasm research - Linda McLoon, PhD
1:20What's new in low-vision therapy that can help you today - Mary Ruff, OT
1:40Panel discussion
2:30 - 3:30District Director - Patient Meetings

Accommodation:See newsletter
Contact: BEBRF
Tel: (409) 832-0788

BEBRF Support Group Meetings

Columbus, OH
Date:Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time:2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: The Eye Center
262 Neil Ave
Columbus, Ohio   43215
Speaker:Dr. Kenneth Cahill - "Essential Tremor"
Contact: Christi Gordon
Tel: 740-412-0829

San Diego, CA
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: UCSD Shiley Eye Center
9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA   92037
Contact: Joanne Matuzas
Tel: 858 395-4609

Farmington Hills, MI
Date:Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time:10:00 - Noon
Location: Beaumont Hospital (Botsford Campus)
Administration & Education Center, Class C
Farmington Hills, MI   48336
Contact: Gloria Peterson
Tel: 248-381-5348

Huntsville, AL
Date:Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time:1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Dowdle Center
South Huntsville Hospital
109 Governors Dr
SE Huntsville, AL   35801
Contact: Linda Webb
Tel: 256-723-2661

Seattle, WA
Date:Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time:2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Swedish Medical Center
Cherry Hill Campus
James Tower Education Center, Room B
500 17th Ave
Seattle   98122
  • Care and Share meeting
  • Video talk by Dr. Julia Kleinschmidt: Resilience: Living Good Life Despite Chronic Conditions
Contact: Peter Bakalor
Tel: 206-2190-9053

Waterford, NY
Date:Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time:12:30 PM -
Location: 46 Harris Rd
Waterford, NY   12188-1216
Pot Luck Luncheon - bring a small dish to share with 5-6 people
Contact: Sandy Mincher
Tel: 518-542-2328

Silver Spring, MD
Date:Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time:1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Holy Cross Hosptal
1500 Forest Glen Rd.
Silver Spring, MD   20910
Speaker:Stephen Grill, MD
Contact: Jennifer Kawar
Tel: 301 229-4038

Other Blepharospasm Meetings

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