Retina 2013 takes place on November 8th and 9th 2013 and is a unique Irish conference bringing together top international and Irish figures in the global effort to find treatments and cures for conditions causing blindness. The meeting has been organised for the past thirteen years by the Irish patient-led charity Fighting Blindness as an opportunity for researchers, clinicians to learn from one another by sharing the latest developments and to form links and collaborations that will accelerate the global fight to cure blindness.
For our third consecutive year, the Retina Conference will also include a public engagement day on Saturday, November 9. This event is specifically designed for patients, family members and medical professionals with an interest in medical research to inform them about the work of Fighting Blindness. This event is free, but registration is essential.
Leading international researchers will discuss hot-button issues such as stem cell research and genetic therapy, as well as the latest treatments for AMD—a disease that affects 1 in 10 adults over the age of 50 in Ireland. Representatives from patient organisations will also speak about the importance of patient involvement in issues related to the progress of medical research to enable the development of treatments for unmet medical needs and to ensure they are part of any discussion around health policies.
The Retina Conference is organised by Fighting Blindness, an Irish charity funding research and providing counselling services for people with sight loss.
For more information about Retina 2013, please email email@example.com or call +353 1 709 3050.Your donations are appreciated to help us continue to fund this exciting programme.