Inherited retinal diseases - bench, beside & beyond

Inherited retinal diseases - bench, beside & beyond
Inherited Retinal Diseases are the second commonest cause of childhood blindness, and the commonest cause in working age adults (UK). They are clinically and genetically highly heterogeneous. There have been major developments in terms of underlying molecular genetics, genetic testing, disease mechanisms, retinal imaging, models of disease, avenues of intervention and assistive technology, and Phase I/II and III clinical trials. Most recently with the first FDA and EMA approved gene therapy for LCA-RPE65 - which has recently been NICE approved and successfully delivered to both adults and children in the UK. This seminar will cover the breadth of these developments with experts in the respective areas providing a distilled update.

Organised and chaired by Professor Michel Michaelides, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

09.00 – 09.30              Adult-Onset Inherited Retinal Disease

Professor Andrew Webster, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

 

09.30 – 10.00              Visual Electrophysiology

Dr Magella Neveu, Moorfields Eye Hospital

 

10.00 – 10.30              Genetics 101 & Diagnostic Testing - Current and Future

Professor Graeme Black, Manchester University NHS FT

 

10.30 – 10.45              Coffee break

10.45 – 11.15              Childhood-Onset Inherited Retinal Disease

Mr Kamron Khan, Leeds University Hospital

 

11.15 – 11.45              Assistive Technologies

Dr Michael Crossland, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

 

11.45 – 12.15              Retinal Imaging

Professor Joseph Carroll, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

12.15 – 12.25              Discussion

 

12.25 – 13.10              Lunch

 

13.10 – 13.50              Gene Therapy

TBC

 

13.50 – 14.35              Cellular Therapy

Professor Rachael Pearson, UCL

 

14.35 – 14.50              Coffee Break

 

14.50 – 15.20              Pharmacological Therapy

Professor Andrew Lotery, University of Southampton

 

15.20 – 15.50              Artificial electronic retina implants

Mr Mahi Muqit, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

When
07/03/2022 09:00 - 16:00
Where
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 18 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD

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