BCM Families Meeting Atlanta, GA (USA) – August 4-6th 2017

The first international meeting of families affected by Blue Cone Monochromacy will be in Atlanta, GA (USA) – on August 4-6th 2017
Location will be OMNI Hotel Atlanta at CNN CenterWeb Site – 100 CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia 30303 USA, Phone: (404) 659-0000 – Concierge: (404) 818-4406.

Meeting Program
Friday 4th – Late afternoon –
Participants Registration and Welcome – Location TBA
Saturday 5th – Full Day – We are organizing a full day of lectures and activities – Maple Conference Room
Sunday 6th – Morning until lunch, Half Day – Lectures and activities – Maple Conference Room
We are inviting scientists and researchers who have been working on BCM for decades, as well as Low Vision experts. Much opportunity will be given for participants’ questions. Social activities and patients’ talks will be organized. A meeting AGENDA is coming soon.

Food and Beverage
Saturday and Sunday Breakfast and Saturday Lunch will be offered in the Atrium Terrace B.

Children under 12 are welcome. A nanny service will be organized in the nearby Spruce Room (Max 60 children).
Mature teenagers who wish to hear the educational presentations will be welcome at the discretion of their parents or guardians.

We have a limited number of discounted rooms (50) at our disposal, a limited seating capacity in the conference room (100 participants) and in the children’s room (60 children under-12), so please register as soon as possible. No conference enrollment fees are being charged, plus those who have difficulty affording to attend may apply for a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded with priority to people coming from abroad who are members of our forum (ning.bcmfamilies.org) and/or Facebook ‘BCM’ group. Then any other scholarship application, based on financial need from a member of our forum and/or Facebook group, will be considered. Scholarships for up to 50 hotel rooms can be provided.

Scholarship means that BCM Families Foundation will pay for the scholarship recipient’s Omni hotel rooms from August 4th to August 6th plus taxes. Any other hotel service and extra charges will be paid by you. Your hotel reservation will be guaranteed by your credit card and needs to be done before June 1st. If you cancel after this date or if you do not check into the hotel, then the whole cost will be charged to your credit card (rate is $ 149 per night per room + 16% taxes + $5 per night). After your hotel check-in, if you requested a scholarship and the scholarship was approved, then BCM Families Foundation will pay for your room.

I professori invitati sono

W.W. Hauswirth, S. G. Jacobson, B. Wissinger, E. BuenaAtienza, M. Michaelides, A. Hardcastle, J. Gardner, J. Carroll.

In programma anche i prelievi di sangue per chi deve fare il test del DNA e la presenza di un istruttore di guida con il bioptic.