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May 5, 2010 - Press Release
Kathy Spahn Speaks at Premier Conference for Eye and Vision Scientists

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Kathy Spahn, president and CEO of Helen Keller International (HKI), was invited to present the Champalimaud lecture at the annual meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).  HKI won the 2009 António Champalimaud Vision Award for its work to combat vision loss worldwide.  During the lecture, Ms. Spahn spoke about HKI’s vitamin A programs, as well as its pilot programs to address diabetic retinopathy, the vision loss caused by diabetes, which is increasingly becoming a problem in the developing world.


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