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Blepharospasm Symposiums and Support Group Meetings

Updated August 2, 2017

BEBRF Symposiums
BEBRF Support Group Meetings
Blepharospasm Support Groups
Other blepharospasm meetings
Form for submitting meeting information to be posted here

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

Wilmington, NC
Date:Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time:10:00 AM -
Location: Port City Java
2512 Independence Boulevard
Wilmington, NC
Contact: Lora Clark
Tel: 910-619-9976

Warrensville Heights, OH
Date:Friday, August 25, 2017
Time:3:00 PM -
Location: 4829 Galaxy Parkway - Suite M
Warrensville Heights, Ohio   44128
Speaker:Dr. David Riley
Contact: Carole Masa
Tel: 330-666-2807

Arvada, CO
Date:Saturdayu, August 26, 2017
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Lake Arbor Community Room
8110 Vance St
Arvada, CO   80005
(One bock east of Wadsworth and 80 Ave, left on Vance,in Police Station next to fire station)
Video by Dr. Julia J. Klienschmidt - Resilience: Living Good Life, Despite Chronic Conditions
Contact: Linda Peterson

Ridgeway, VA
Date:Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time:12:30 PM -
Location: Clarence's Steak & Seafood
6636 Greensboro Road
Ridgeway, VA
Contact: Peggy Gilley
Tel: 276-956-3555

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

Tulsa, OK
Date:Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Dr. Denslow's office
4606 E 67th st, Building #7
Tulsa, OK
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Speaker TBA
Contact: Helen Vaslavsky
Tel: 918-455-2133 home or 918-636-7334 cell

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

Huntsville, AL
Date:Sunday, October 22, 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

Hurst, TX
Date:Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time:Noon - 3:00 PM
Location: Dallas Baptist University - Colleyville Campus0
110 Grapevine Hwy
Hurst, TX   76054
Contact: Ena Wilmot
Tel: 817-488-0445

Other Blepharospasm Meetings

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