Conference programme


Inherited Retinal Diseases and Working Age Session

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

10.50

Break

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

12.15

Close

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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

2.20

Break

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

4.00

Close

Members’ Annual General Meeting

Following the conference will be the Members’ Annual General Meeting at 4.00pm