Registration Is Open for International Sports Vision Association 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

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MONROE, N.J.—Registration is now open for Joining Forces to Enhance Athletic Performance, the 5th Annual International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) conference. The 2021 conference will be live online on Saturday, Feb. 20 – Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. All presentations will be available on demand through April 10, 2021. The International Sports Vision Association annual conference is a leading event for eyecare professionals, athletic trainers, coaches, and others who are interested in helping athletes reach their maximum potential. This year’s program will offer up to 14 COPE-approved CE credits and include a diverse offering of educational sessions.

“Our agenda includes presentations geared toward practitioners interested in bringing sports vision into their practice as well as sessions for those looking to further enhance their established practice,” said ISVA president Alex Andrich, OD, FCOVD.

The conference seeks to encourage increased collaboration among those professionals who work with athletes, according to Dr. Andrich. “Eyecare professionals with expertise in sports vision assessment and training, along with other professionals such as sports psychologists, athletic trainers, and coaches can work together to train athletes of all ages and skill levels to help improve visual function, leading to improved performance,” he noted.

Scheduled sessions include presentations on insights into new digital technology, a report on how vision data is helping major league baseball teams select players during the draft, and how organized competitive video gaming, one of the fastest growing sports in the world, presents an opportunity for sports vision practitioners to grow their practice.

Additionally, a three-part course on concussion diagnosis management and treatment will help attendees stay up to date with the latest research and technology in concussion diagnosis management and treatment. Conducted by Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) president DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD and Charles Shidlofsky, OD , ISVA vice president, this course will include video demonstrations with equipment as well as information on nutrition and genetic analysis options to help patients recover better.

Other scheduled speakers include leading authorities in sports vision assessment and training including Graham Erickson, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, David Kirschen, OD, PhD, and Joseph Clark, Ph.D. Other presenters include Gary Gerber, OD; Rob Gray, associate professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University; Vision & Cognition specialist Ash Parker, MSC; clinical sports psychologist Chelsi Day, PsyD; and ISVA Advisory Board members Fred Edmunds, OD, FAAO, Jennifer Stewart, OD, and Todd Daniels, MS, ATC, LMT, CSCS. A full list of presentations and the agenda, along with registration is posted here.

Current and new ISVA professional and associate members receive discounted pricing and members are eligible for early-bird discounts through Dec. 31. Any student in a professional degree program or resident in a post-graduate program will be eligible for complimentary registration. Membership info about ISVA is posted here.