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Johns Hopkins and Wilmer Eye Institute – Retinal Degeneration and Visual Electrophysiology 2023 Conference

2024-06-20 13:22:57

Date & Location

Friday, September 15, 2023, 8:00 AM – Saturday, September 16, 2023, 5:00 PM, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner Bldg., Baltimore, MD 

Target Audience

Specialties – Ophthalmology, Optometry

Overview

This two-day conference is designed to provide an update on the latest exciting and cutting-edge developments in the field of retinal degeneration, repair, and regeneration, including recent advances in stem cells and gene therapy, cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease, outcome measures, natural history, nanomedicine, systemic manifestations, surgery and delivery, ethics and global perspectives. The program includes a refresher course on visual electrophysiology for clinicians and researchers 

Objectives

  1. Recall cellular and molecular basis of selected IRDs, with an emphasis on mechanistic insights that inform treatment strategies and outcome measures.
  2. Review recommendations from the International Society of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) regarding visual neurophysiology testing.
  3. Review structural and functional outcome measures of IRDs, including those relevant to subjects with ultra-low vision.
  4. Review data and results from Phase I, II, and III clinical trials, and translational studies, with an emphasis on stem cells, gene therapy, and other treatment approaches.
  5. Review aspects relating to equitable access to clinical care and research for IRD patients, and ethical considerations unique to people with vision loss due to IRDs.

Registration

Registration Fees:Early BirdRates Until 6/30/2023Regular Rates After 6/30/2023
 Physician/Scientist/Optometrist/Industry$585$685
 Allied Health Professional(RN/NP/PA)$485$585
 Trainees(Student/Resident/Fellow/Post-Doc)$75$100

For more information, read the brochure or go to the website.

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