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A virtual program offered to the ocular melanoma (OM) community, as a platform for hope, education, mental wellness, resource sharing, support and camaraderie to allow you to not just survive, but thrive.
Education on the integrative treatment and management approaches that includes genetic, epigenetic and genomic techniques.
For Colorado Retina's February 2021 Ocular Melanoma Support Alliance (OMSA) meeting we welcomed special guest speaker Dr. J. William Harbour, a nationally renowned ocular oncologist, cancer researcher, educator and innovator, with a particular interest in precision medicine for patients with ocular melanoma. Dr. Harbour's team works closely with the leading international ocular oncology referral center to elucidate the fundamental causes of the most common intra-ocular tumor in adults, ocular melanoma. Through his presentation he will educate on the integrative approach that includes genetic, epigenetic and genomic techniques. Diving into how modern genetic testing can determine a patient’s metastatic risk so that a risk-appropriate surveillance and management plan can be implemented. Dr. Harbour's discoveries from his laboratory are driving clinical trials of targeted genetic therapies for OM around the world.
A step-by-step therapeutic session, instructing you into restorative postures that create a deep sense of relaxation for the body, mind, and self.
Our January OMSA meeting featured guest meditation and relaxation guru, Mia Cheney. Mia will be leading the group through a step-by-step therapeutic session, instructing you into restorative postures that create a deep sense of relaxation for the body, mind, and self. This mindful relaxation for the entire physical body is meant to re-direct attention away from the non-stop moving repetition of our thoughts, creating a more serene state and overall sense of well-being. Mia will provide an understanding of the effects of breath and mantra, techniques applied with focus, to improve capacity for healing. After this 30 minute session, attendees will be able to apply simple techniques to lead themselves through physical and psychosomatic release, relieving stress and anxiety from the spiraling tension we experience in everyday life.
An overview of low vision resources, such as occupational therapy, skills training, education, support, and orientation and mobility instruction to help you stay active and independent
Managing ADL with Low Vision
Our December 2020 OMSA meeting featured special guest speaker, Cori Layton, Director of Rehabilitation at Ensight Skills Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation. Cori will be presenting an overview of low vision resources, such as occupational therapy, skills training, education, support, and orientation and mobility instruction to help you stay active and independent. She will share her recommended vision assistance tools and gadgets to aid those who are struggling with loss of sight.