February 6, 2024

22e Symposium scientifique sur l'incapacité visuelle et la réadaptation


The Scientific Symposium on Visual Disability and Rehabilitation will take place on February 6, 2024, in person at the Université de Sherbrooke Campus in Longueuil, with some plenary sessions also accessible in virtual mode for those unable to travel to Longueuil.

The conference organizers, Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille of CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre, Centre de réadaptation Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay of CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal and École d'optométrie de l'Université de Montréal, look forward to welcoming you.

Pre Valérie Renaudin will present a lecture entitled Artificial intelligence for better guidance for visually impaired people.


Call for abstract CLOSED

Researchers, students and rehabilitation workers in the field of visual impairment are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Papers on clinical projects may be submitted, in addition to those on research projects. This is your opportunity to present your projects and stimulate collaboration between people interested in the field of vision rehabilitation.

Submission deadline: December 1st, 2023

Organizing team :
Pr. Walter Wittich, School of Optometry, Université de Montréal
Ms Cloé Rodrigue and Ms Sarah Mercier-Nicol, Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre
Mr. Serge Maynard and Pr. Chantal Robillard, Centre de réadaptation Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay, CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

We look forward to seeing you at the 22nd edition!

Our guest speakers

  • Valérie Renaudin

    Valérie Renaudin

    Gustave Eiffel University

    Valérie Renaudin is a Professor at Gustave Eiffel University, France. She obtained an MSc degree in Geomatics Eng. in 1999, and a PhD in Computer, Communication, and Information Sciences at l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2009. Her international career includes positions such as the Technical Director of Swissat in Switzerland, where she pioneered real-time positioning solutions, and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Calgary in Canada. As the Geopositioning Laboratory (GEOLOC) leader at Gustave Eiffel University, Valérie has cultivated a team of experts specializing in positioning and navigation for soft mobility modes for travelers and vulnerable users. Her research centers on indoor/outdoor navigation methods, integrating GNSS, inertial, and magnetic data to enhance sustainable personal mobility, particularly for pedestrians. In 2021, she founded nav4you, a company dedicated to developing location-based services for the safety of firefighters. Valérie is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Indoor and Seamless Positioning and Navigation (J-ISPIN) and a steering committee member of the Indoor Positioning Indoor Navigation (IPIN) international conference, underscoring her commitment to shaping the future of geomatics and navigation on a global scale.


  • Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille
  • École d'optométrie de l'Université de Montréal
  • Réseau de recherche en santé de la vision
  • Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain
  • Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
  • CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre
  • Fourwaves


Hybrid event

Campus de l’Université de Sherbrooke à Longueuil

150, Place Charles-Le Moyne Longueuil, QC Canada, J4K 0A8

Registration period

December 6, 2023 - 8:00 AM until February 6, 2024 - 4:00 PM

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact cloe.rodrigue.cssscclm16@ssss.gouv.qc.ca .

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