Macular Roadshows 2018 - a chance to meet and hear from some of the UK’s leading macular experts and researchers. Get the most up to date information about macular treatments and the exciting research to find a cure.

Our mission is to ensure people with macular disease live confidently and to fund research to find a cure. As part of that work we will be holding four roadshows around the UK in 2018; in Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton and Ipswich.

Each roadshow will feature leading macular experts speaking about the latest in treatments and research, and an exhibition where you can test low vision equipment from a range of suppliers. These unique and informative events are open to all those affected by macular disease and their family, friends and carers, plus anyone interested in learning more about macular disease.

Tickets are £18 per person and include a sandwich lunch.  

The schedule for the events is as follows:
Exhibition 10.30am - 2pm
Speaker presentations 12 - 1pm
Lunch 1 - 2pm
Speaker presentations 2 - 3.30pm

Confirmed speakers:


Mr Ramesh Sivaraj, Consultant ophthalmologist, Solihull Hospital - Current AMD treatments and those in the pipeline
Dr Hannah Bartlett, Reader in Optometry, Aston University - Speaking on nutrition and AMD
Dr Jennifer Acton, Lecturer, Cardiff University - Speaking on visual rehabilitation  
Mr Paul Nicol - Inspirational Speaker: Positively Blind


Prof Majlinda Lako, Professor of Stem Cell Sciences, Newcastle University - Stem cell research
Kat Da Silva Morgan, PhD Student, Newcastle University - Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Mr James Talks, Consultant ophthalmologist, Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne - Current AMD treatments and those in the pipeline
Simon Wheatcroft, Storyteller, technologist, adventurer, inclusivity consultant - Inspirational Speaker: Quitting and Failure: How facing adversity creates a mindset to achieve your goals


Mr Debhendra Sahu, Consultant ophthalmologist, University Hospital Southampton - Current AMD treatments and those in the pipeline
Prof Jessica Teeling, Professor of Experimental Neuroimmunology, University of Southampton - The immune system and AMD
Prof Rachael Pearson, Professor of Developmental Neuroscience, University College London - Gene and stem cell therapies for retinal disease
Dr Moritz Lindner, Research Fellow, University of Oxford -  Let there be light – Novel gene therapy to restore vision in the blind?


Prof Ben Burton, Consultant ophthalmologist, James Paget University Hospital - Current AMD treatments and those in the pipeline
Deanna Taylor, Optometrist and PhD Researcher, City, University of London - The real life impact of AMD

To buy tickets, please click on the links below.

Macular Roadshow
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Cardiff Roadshow - Cardiff Marriot Hotel, Mill Lane CF10 1EZTuesday 8 May 2018Buy tickets
Newcastle Roadshow - Discovery Museum, Blandford Square NE1 4JA

Tuesday 15 May 2018

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Southampton Roadshow - Novotel, 1 West Quay Rd SO15 1RATuesday 22 May 2018Buy tickets
Ipswich Roadshow - Ipswich Football Club, Portman Road IP1 2DAThursday 21 June 2018Buy tickets

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