When Vision Becomes Reality: 2016 World Symposium
The 9th World Symposium took place in San Diego from November 16-18, 2016.
Our Symposium Sponsors
Farber Family Foundation
Farrell Family Foundation
Roger and Tamara Joseph
Epstein Family Foundation
Isakow Family Foundation
Bell Charitable Foundation
The 2013 Symposium was described as "representing the greatest brain trust in the field of vision research ever assembled for the genetic vision disorders our scientists are targeting," according to world renowned Ophthalmologist and Professor of Medicine, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Ophthalmology, Dr. Richard Lewis of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Since these Symposiums started, there has been a remarkable improvement in the culture regarding the willingness of researchers to share and collaborate to accelerate the pace of vision research.
Such treatments rely on the combined knowledge of VOC-funded scientists and many others around the world. Gene therapy and stem cell therapies, which seemed but a distant dream when the Foundation was founded, are now becoming reality. The Vision of Children Foundation is proud to have played an important role in moving vision science forward so that one day soon children who are born with debilitating vision disorders or blindness will be able to see clearly.