2021 USA KISS Invitation


Kraskin Invitational Skeffington Symposium on Vision

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the 66th Annual Kraskin Invitational Skeffington Symposium on Vision. The Symposium will be held on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, January 16, 17, 18, 2021.  This Symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion in Washington, DC.  The Symposium is sponsored by the Institute for Behavioral Optometry (IBO) and under the auspices of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc. 

You are invited to present a paper on vision and/or visual training, clinical or theoretical, although this is not a requisite for attendance.  To present, please see "USA Registration Info" and complete the Presentation Registration Form.  Presentation Registration must be received by December 18, 2020, including a synopsis  of the paper.  A copy of your paper must be received no later than January 8, 2021, so that our moderators may arrange a proper sequence of presentations. 

The first twenty-five registered presenters will be guaranteed  a presentation time.  Requests for specific day and/or time presentations will be considered, but can not be assured.  Presenters are expected to be present and available throughout the duration of the Symposium. 

The Symposium will begin PROMPTLY at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 16, and conclude no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, January 18.  Evening hours are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday.  Registration includes Saturday dinner and the Sunday Symposium brunch.  This year's meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites at Chevy Chase Pavilion with direct access to the DC Metro subway at the Friendship Heights station.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended and requested. 

To register, see "USA Registration Info" complete the Registration Form and return.   For hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites at Chevy Chase Pavilion, please see "USA Hotel Information", or directly contact the Embassy Suites at 1-202-362-9300 indicating that you are attending the “KRASKIN OPTOMETRY” meeting.  Special Symposium hotel room rates have been arranged.

Cordially yours, 

                  Jeffrey L. Kraskin, OD