Message from the President

At Vision 2022 in Dublin, Ireland in July, our distinguished Board members’ term came to an end, and a new Board and executive members have joined our organization.

I am honored to be your new President and I am eagerly looking forward to the coming year. I am excited to welcome the new members to the Board, new and returning members who I am certain will successfully fulfill their predecessors’ shoes! Please join me in welcoming Vice-President: Bernhard Sabel, Treasurer: Gislin Dagnelie, Secretary: Aukje Snijders, Assistant Secretary: Benjamin Thompson.

I look forward to serving as the President, but I am humbled too, especially considering the many outstanding, inspiring, and tireless members who keep this well-oiled organization running day in and day out throughout the year. I want to acknowledge the exemplary leadership provided by my amazing predecessor, Olga Overbury, for her tireless efforts and extend a special THANK YOU to her and to the last years’ board.

Concurrently, much thanks to the executive members and administrative team led by Dana Bakir, for all pulling together during these tumultuous times to keep the organization together, maintain focus, and position us for growth. The one thing about the members of this organization is that, when challenged with a task, we work together to accomplish and completed it.

I also want to thank our Sponsors of our conferences because our achievement would not have been possible without their continued support and dedication to excellence. I am looking forward to a fantastic 2022-23, and I am grateful for your partnership and dedication to make all this possible! Let us reflect on our shared responsibilities to our patients and together let us fulfill this dream. As another year begins for the new board and executive members of ISLRR, we look forward to welcoming you to the exciting, state-of-the-art scientific program at Vision 2023 – the 14th International Conference on Low Vision Rehabilitation, in The Mile High vibrant city of Denver, USA from July 24-27, 2023.

I know and have built relationships with many of you through various fora, but for those I have not met, I hope to meet with you in Vision 2023 in Denver. Looking forward to a successful and satisfying year. As we look to embark on this amazing year, we need your help. Help us to continue to grow our wonderful organization and please encourage your students, peers and colleagues to join ISLRR. If your membership is expiring soon, please rejoin. If you’ve been a member in the past, please come back – we’ve missed you. If you’ve received this e-mail, it’s because we think that you are a kindred spirit and care about what happens to the field of LOW VISION in all its varied formats. Please confirm this belief by becoming an active member of ISLRR. Please reach out to me or any of my fellow board or executive members if you are interested in becoming more active with the organization or volunteering at our events. We value your input, diversity in thought, as we aim to expand our membership base.

We are just about ready to start counting down the days for Vision 2023 in Denver, Colorado, USA ! More information about this conference can be found on the “Meetings” tab. Reminder that ISLRR Members get a discounted rate when purchasing their conference tickets.

If you would like to become a member, or renew your membership, you can find the required forms for submission under Membership. Thank you, and I look forward to connecting with you at our fantastic Vision 2023 in Denver.

Yours Sincerely,
Vijaya K Gothwal