Saturday 12 September 2020
9.15 am - 4.00 pm
We’re taking our conference online! Wherever you are, join us for expert talks on the latest in treatments and research. With tailored sessions for those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and another for those with inherited retinal diseases and of working age, this virtual conference has something for everyone. It’s free and no need to register.
Find out more about the speakers and talks planned:
- Morning session from 9.15am: Inherited retinal diseases and working age
- Afternoon session from 12.45pm: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- It’s free and there is no need to register, or download any software onto your PC or tablet.
- On the day itself, simply return to this page and you’ll find the link to view the conference.
- Only the speakers will be on your screen; in audio and video. You won’t need a camera or a microphone to speak into, just a way to listen to the talks online.
- Members will be sent more information about the AGM and how to take part in August.
|9.15||Welcome to the session||John Dunston, Chair, Macular Society and Cathy Yelf, Chief Executive, Macular Society|
|9.35||Message from our sponsor||OXSIGHT|
|9.40||Using stem cells to understand and treat inherited macular disease||Dr Amanda Carr, University College London|
|10.15||Clinical trial updates on AMD, central serous retinopathy and Stargardt disease||Professor Andrew Lotery, University of Southampton|
|10.55||Current myopia research: from bench to kindergarten||Professor Jeremy Guggenheim, Cardiff University|
|11.40||That’ll work: employment and sight loss||Colin Daniels, Working Age and Young People’s Service Manager, Macular Society|
|12.05||Session summary and final words||John Dunston and Cathy Yelf|
|12.45||Welcome to the session||John Dunston and Cathy Yelf|
|1.05||Message from our sponsor||OXSIGHT|
|1.10||Improving care for patients with AMD - how does your health data help?||Professor Alastair Denniston, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham|
|1.45||The future is here for patients with AMD - home-monitoring, video consultations, and new treatments||Dr Dawn Sim, Moorfields Eye Hospital|
|2.25||Developing an immunotherapy eye drop for AMD: tales from the laboratory||Dr Lisa Hill, University of Birmingham|
|3.00||Using electrical brain stimulation to treat Charles Bonnet Syndrome||Kat Da Silva Morgan, Newcastle University|
|3.35||Session summary and final words||John Dunston and Cathy Yelf|
Members’ Annual General Meeting
Following the conference will be the Members’ Annual General Meeting at 4.00pm
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