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Student/Resident Grants Available to Attend Nora Conference

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2019.

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(PRESS RELEASE) MANALAPAN, NJ — The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International (NORA) announced it is offering up to 10 students and residents with an interest in neuro-rehabilitation an opportunity to apply for a student grant to attend the organization’s Clinical Skills Pre-Conference (Sept. 19-20) and 28th annual General Conference (Sept. 21-22) at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resorts, Scottsdale, AZ.

Each grant recipient will receive full conference registration and $400 in travel grant funds. Grant recipients will be required to arrange for their own lodging but can take advantage of a special conference room rate offered by the Hilton Scottsdale Resorts. Vivid Vision, a virtual reality software manufacturer, is providing some support for the program through a $1,000 donation.

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To emphasize its commitment toward advancing professional knowledge and understanding of Neuro-Optometric care and encouraging strong working relationships among professionals that are built on mutual respect of each other’s skill sets, this year’s conference theme is Education. Collaboration. Rehabilitation. – Achieving Favorable Outcomes Through Interdisciplinary Care.

Key opinion leaders from optometry and other specialties will offer a combination of hands-on and lecture style continuing education presentations for professionals who provide rehabilitative services to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Additionally, two-time Major League Soccer All-Star Alecko Eskandarian will be the key note speaker at NORA’s Awards dinner.

To apply for the grant, students/residents must fill out an application form (https://noravisionrehab.org/about-nora/news/student-resident-grants-available-nora-conference), which includes a one-to-three-page essay/paper discussing their interest in neuro-rehabilitation and/or the values and principles of working as an interdisciplinary team with other professionals who provide rehabilitative services to individuals who have suffered an acquired brain injury.

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The application form should be sent to NORAAwards@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2019. Winners will be notified by August 1, 2019.

To be eligible for the grant program, recipients must attend the full meeting beginning with registration on Wednesday, September 18 through the meeting’s close on Sunday, September 22nd. Grant recipients will have the opportunity to attend presentations in addition to being assigned duties throughout the meeting.

NORA membership is free to students currently enrolled in a certified college of optometry, allied health profession, education, and rehabilitation program or in an optometric residency or a fellowship program. “We encourage students/residents from Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and other specialties to join NORA and apply for the grant,” says NORA president Susan Daniel, OD.

Registration Information

NORA members receive discounted pricing for both the pre-conference and general conference and all General Conference attendees are eligible for early-bird pricing if registered by June 30, 2019. Conference agenda and links to information about conference fees, Frequently Asked Questions, and Registration Form are available at https://noravisionrehab.org/about-nora/annual-conference.

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