Virtual Age-Related Macular Degeneration Symposium

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Virtual Age-Related Macular Degeneration Symposium

October 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This year’s virtual event, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired (WCBVI) and University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), will feature research updates, panel discussions, and resources. This event is free and open to the public, please register below to be sent the live event information.┬áPlease note that a computer/mobile device and internet access are required to access the program. You may dial in from a phone for audio only.


Registration has closed for this event. Please see the information below for instructions on how to access the symposium.


To access the event, click this link:
You should be prompted to enter the Passcode and/or Meeting ID:
Meeting ID: 983 7427 2183
Passcode: 462586


If you need to access the event by phone (audio only), call:
Phone Number: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 983 7427 2183
Passcode: 462586




4:00-4:15 PM – Welcome + AMD 101

Denise Jess, executive director, WCBVI
Barbara Blodi, MD, Matthew D. Davis Professor and medical director of the Wisconsin Reading Center

4:15-5:00 – Panel Discussion + Questions: Low Vision Resources and You

Jean Kalscheur, vision rehabilitation teacher, WCBVI
Brent Perzentka, certified low vision therapist, WCBVI
Amy Wurf, certified low vision therapist, education and vision services director, WCBVI

5:00-5:05 – Break

5:05-5:50 – Panel Discussion + Questions: AMD Research and Treatment Updates

Mihai Mititleu, MD, associate professor, medical director of the Clinical Eye Research Unit, DOVS

Jonathan Chang, MD, assistant professor, DOVS
Roomasa Channa, MD, assistant professor, DOVS
Kathleen Schildroth, MD, assistant professor, DOVS
Kimberly Stepien, MD, professor, co-vice chair of clinical affairs, director of the inherited retinal degenerations clinic, co-director of the ocular genetics program, DOVS

5:50-6:00 – Event Conclusion


October 14, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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