age-related macular degeneration

Join us in welcoming John D. Shepherd, MD, Director of the Weigel Williamson Center in Omaha, Nebraska, as he presents:

“Recognizing and Addressing Depression in the Low Vision Patient”

 

Register for one of the two 20-minute presentations on Friday, May 31 by completing the form below by May 20th.

 

ABOUT THE CENTER:

The Weigel Williamson Center celebrated 10 years of service in 2018 and has served over 5,000 patients at the only low vision house situated on an academic medical center campus. It has grown from one doctor and one occupational therapist at a single location to multiple providers at multiple locations in the region.

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Presented by the UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

 

Monice Vetter, PhDKeynote Speaker: MOnica Vetter, PhD – UNiversity of Utah – Chair of the Department of neurobiology and Anatomy

Dr. Vetter’s laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular pathways controlling neural development and degeneration in the retina. The retina is of critical importance since disorders of eye development can lead to congenital blindness, while degeneration of retinal neurons can cause progressive blindness at later ages.

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael G. Anderson, PhD, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences within the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa
  • Amy Lee, PhD, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery, and Neurology Assistant Dean for Research within the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa
  • Katie M. Litts, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow within the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute

 

REGISTER HERE BY APRIL 5, 2019


OFFICIAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

8:00 – 8:20 AM   Breakfast and Registration 

8:20 – 8:30 AM   Chair’s Welcome: Terri Young, MD, MBA

Session I   Retina and the Visual Pathway // Moderator: Justin Gottlieb, MD

  • 8:30 – 8:50 AM Amy Lee, PhD // Cav1.4 Ca2+ Channels at the Photoreceptor Synapse
  • 8:50 – 9:10 AM Raunak Sinha, PhD // Diversity of Photoreceptor Signaling in Primate Retina
  • 9:10 – 9:30 AM Karen Schloss, PhD // The Role of Visual Reasoning in Visual Communication 
  • 9:30 – 9:50 AM Mrinalini Hoon, PhD // Development of Retinal Presynaptic Inhibitory Circuits 
  • 9:50 – 10.10 AM Krista Christensen, MPH, PhD // Macular Pigment and Low Luminance Vision in CAREDS

10:10 – 10:25 AM   Break

Session II  Glaucoma // Moderator: Gregg Heatley, MD, MMM

  • 10:25 – 10:45 AM  Michael Anderson, PhD // Using Quantitative Image Analysis to Empower Mouse studies of Glaucoma and Retinal Ganglion Cell Biology
  • 10:45 – 11:05 AM  Donna Peters, PhD // αVb3 Integrin Signaling Controls Intraocular Pressure
  • 11:05 – 11:25 AM  Colleen McDowell, PhD // TLR4 Signaling in The Human Trabecular Meshwork
  • 11:25 – 11:45 AM Gillian McLellan, BVMS, PhD, DACVO // Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Neuro-Inflammation and Degeneration
  • 11:45 – 12:00 PM Sri Meghana Konda, MBBS // Schlemm’s Canal Imaging, Pressure and Catheterization

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM   Buffet Lunch 

Session III  Ocular Pathologies // Moderator: Evan Warner, MD

  • 1:00 – 1:20 PM Katie Litts, PhD // Application of AOSLO Retinal Imaging in Achromatopsia 
  • 1:20 – 1:35 PM Kara Vogel, PhD // Vigabatrin: Synaptic Remodeling of Retinal Bipolar Cells
  • 1:35 – 1:50 PM Barbara Blodi, MD // Ellipsoid Zone Status and Its Association with Visual Acuity in Eyes with Macular Edema in SCORE 2
  • 1:50 – 2:10 PM Donna Neumann, PhD // The Link Between Ocular HSV-1 Recurrence and Chromatin Loops
  • 2:10 – 2:30 PM  Curtis Brandt, PhD // In Vitro Susceptibility of FHV-1 Field Strains to Ganciclovir

2:30 – 2:50 PM Break

2:50 – 3:50 PM   Keynote Speaker: Monica Vetter, PhD // Microglia: Dynamic Remodelers of the Developing Retina

3:50 – 4:00 PM   Closing Remarks: Terri Young, MD, MBA

 

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The 2019 Vision Research Symposium is supported by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

George Kambara Education Fund and McPherson Eye Research Institute.

Age-related macular degeneration (amd) affects over 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.

 

Thank you for coming to the 2018 Macular Degeneration Symposium, an informative program to learn about the latest treatments, tools and discoveries for age-related macular degeneration from University of Wisconsin ophthalmologists and researchers, and experts from the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired.

 

Presented by:UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences logoUW Health logoWI Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired logo

 


 

Coming in from out of town? Clarion Suites at Alliant Energy Center – Onsite Hotel 

We have set aside a block of rooms at a special event rate with group ID: UW AMD Symposium.

The Clarion Suites at Alliant Energy Center is an award-winning, all-suite hotel with 140 guest rooms. The hotel is directly connected to Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center by a climate-controlled walkway. Hotel amenities include a full breakfast buffet, evening social hour and airport shuttle. The Clarion also features an indoor pool/whirlpool, 24-hour business center and wireless internet. Group rates are available for Alliant Energy Center events.

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Madison, WI 52713

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Sponsored By:

Clear Vision Midwest

 

 

Event Vendors:

AARP Wisconsin chapter

aging and disability resource center of dane county

center for deaf-blind persons, inc.

e.m. vitu, inc.

hear wisconsin

mcpherson eye research institute, uw-madison

mg&e foundation

oakwood village

occupaws guide dog association

orcam

sail – support active independent lives

vision forward

wisconsin talking book and braille library (wtbbl)

Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs.

Our spring 2018 Saving Sight Session will feature leading age-related macular degeneration (AMD) research from Dr. Barbara Blodi, Professor and Director of the UW-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Clinical Trials Unit and Fundus Photograph Reading Center. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.

The ABC’s of AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018
‭ 5:30 pm   Registration and Light Dinner
‭ 6–7 pm     Lecture and Discussion‭

Please REGISTER BY March 30, 2018.

Barbara A. Blodi, MD

‭Professor, Medical Director, Clinical Trials and Fundus Photograph Reading Center
‭Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

 

ABOUT DR. BLODI’S RESEARCH:

Dr. Blodi’s clinical practice and research focus on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases. She leads an ongoing age-related eye disease study that looks into the effects of supplements ‭in the treatment of macular degeneration, among other studies. Dr. Blodi’s ‭research has given us a better understanding of macular degeneration and ‭helped develop different treatment options for retinal diseases. This has ‭saved sight for people affected by these blinding diseases.

Saving sight is the most important part of our mission. The Department of Ophthalmology ‭and Visual Sciences at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is devoted to preserving and protecting vision. This program ‭is one more way to keep you informed. ‭The Saving Sight Sessions are a series of ‭community education programs created to share discoveries and developments to stop ‭blinding diseases, enhance treatment and ‭improve vision-related quality of life. ‭Please join us as we share the ways we are ‭transforming eye care.

 

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Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs. Our fall 2017 Saving Sight Session will feature the leading research from Julie Mares, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.

 

 “What are plant pigments doing in our eyes? What can they tell us?”

About Dr. Mares’s Research

Dr. Julie Mares focuses her research on how lifestyle and dietary practices can affect eye health as we age. Her research looks at how, why and what lifestyle and dietary practices can influence the aging of our eyes,  and eye conditions that commonly compromise vision as we age, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  

Dr. Mares’ research findings suggest practical  recommendations for healthy living at any age, involving the food we eat, exercises we can do and dietary supplements that may help or harm us along the way.

Currently, Dr. Mares is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and a member of the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies and University of Wisconsin Institute on Aging.   

Please join us on October 26, 2017.

 

Please join us for a collective exploration into the ever-changing landscape of sight saving discovery with colleagues and peers from across the globe.
Our next discussion will feature James Tahara Handa, MD, Robert Bond Welch, MD, Professor, Professor of Ophthalmology at Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

About Dr. Handa

Dr. Handa is the Robert Bond Welch, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He specializes in medical and surgical management of complex vitreoretinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity and other pediatric retinal diseases. He also has expertise in intraocular oncology and manages patients with choroidal melanomas and metastatic tumors of the eye. Not only is he a highly skilled surgeon and clinician, but he also devotes significant effort to research related to the early causes of age-related macular degeneration using molecular pathological approaches to understand how the eye transforms from normal aging to early disease. Dr. Handa is currently the Wilmer Eye Institute’s implanting surgeon for the Argus II retinal chip implant, which was recently approved by the FDA after Dr. Handa participated in the clinical trial leading to its approval.

We encourage you to join us before the program for appetizers, refreshments and networking!