Friday, September 15, 2023, 8:00 AM – Saturday, September 16, 2023, 5:00 PM, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner Bldg., Baltimore, MD
Specialties – Ophthalmology, Optometry
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
Recall cellular and molecular basis of selected IRDs, with an emphasis on mechanistic insights that inform treatment strategies and outcome measures.
Review recommendations from the International Society of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) regarding visual neurophysiology testing.
Review structural and functional outcome measures of IRDs, including those relevant to subjects with ultra-low vision.
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.
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.
Newsletter Wilmer Eye Institute – Full member of the WAEH
Dear friends and colleagues, September is always a busy time, with students returning to classes, the days growing shorter and ophthalmology meetings taking place with increasing frequency. In this issue, we look at some of the places our faculty members have been recently and some of the exciting research and knowledge they’ve been sharing. Don’t […]
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