Oct 04 2011

Harrow set to host nystagmus Open Day

Harrow set to host nystagmus Open Day.

Harrow Teachers Centre is the venue for this years Nystagmus Network (NN) open day, nystagmus is a complex eye condition which affects 1 in 1,000 people. The theme of this year’s open day is interaction, particularly with other people who have nystagmus and parents of newly diagnosed children. Delegates will also be able to meet professionals and researchers working in the field of visual impairment.

NN Open Day takes place on Saturday 22 October, at Harrow Teachers Centre, Tudor Road, Harrow. Speakers include; vision scientist Professor Chris Harris of the University of Plymouth and genetic counsellor Jo Lowndes of Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. The sessions everyone is talking about though are the interactive speed-dating and what is it like to have nystagmus.

The cost of attending Open day is Members: £15, Non-members: £25 (includes lunch). Places must be booked in advance either online here or from John Sanders on 0845 634 2630, email: info@nystagmusnet.org. There will be a crèche and activities for older children.

Richard Wilson, Chairman, Nystagmus Network, said:
“Our Annual Open Day is always a great occasion. For many of our members and their families, it is the only chance they get to meet other people with nystagmus and to understand that they are not alone. The event gets better and better, and this year promises to be highly interactive.”

NN also holds its AGM at Open Day and launches its annual report, the highlights of which include the reprinting of “Early onset nystagmus – a parent’s guide”, distributing new posters and leaflets to hospitals across Europe and funding equipment for Cardiff University’s Research Unit for Nystagmus.


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