Sep 27 2019
Sep 27 2019: 7:30am

Pediatric Low Vision: Helping Our Little Ones See Their Potential

Ophthalmology, Pediatric Medicine

The Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital presents the 2019 Ophthalmology Mini-Symposium, "Pediatric Low Vision: Helping Our Little Ones See Their Potential," on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Providence Marriott.

The event will feature keynote speaker Anne Fulton, MD, director of the Pediatric Medical Retinal Service at Boston Children's Hospital and professor at Harvard Medical School. 

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Preliminary Symposium Program

Time Event
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Introduction, Review of Causes of Low Vision in Rhode Island and Massachusetts 
Wendy Chen, MD, PhD, Section Chief for Pediatric Ophthalmology, Hasbro Children's Hospital
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Panel – How Do All the Pieces Fit Together?

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Q&A for Panelists
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Keynote: Electrophysiology Testing for Retinal and Optic Nerve Disorders
Anne Fulton, MD, Director of Pediatric Medical Retina Service, Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor, Harvard Medical School
11:45 a.m. Q&A for Keynote Speaker and Closing Remarks
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Networking Opportunity

Target Audience

The target audience for this event includes ophthalmologists; orthoptists; residents and medical students; optometrists; ophthalmic technicians; pediatricians; early interventionalists; teachers for the visually impaired; low-vision specialists; and administrators from government offices involved in low vision services.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify patients that meet the criteria for low vision and appropriately refer them for low-vision evaluation and/or services.
  • Describe how a pediatric low-vision evaluation is performed.
  • Recognize local resources available to pediatric patients with low vision.
  • Describe how electrophysiology tests are performed, and what conditions can be diagnosed with each specific test.

Available Credits

Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registration is required for this event. Registration cost is $50 for general admission. This event is free for Lifespan medical staff, fellows and residents.

  • Register online now »
    NOTE: Online registration will end on Friday, September 20.
  • Register by phone: 401-444-4669.
  • Register by mail: Please call 401-444-4669 for mail-in information.

Please note that there will be no cash payments or same-day registration/payment for this event.

For questions about registration or request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call ophthalmology coordinator Grace Gomes at 401-444-4669.

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More Information

For more information about program content, please contact program chair Wendy Chen, MD, PhD at

Learn more about pediatric ophthalmology at Hasbro Children's Hospital »