6 November 2020 - 7 November 2020
The Retina Conference is an annual event organised by Irish patient led-charity Fighting Blindness bringing together world-leading academic and clinical researchers in the global effort to find treatments and cures for sight loss. Testament to its success, the Retina Conference was recently awarded ‘Best Educational Meeting’ at the Irish Healthcare Awards.
This year the Scientific Programme on Friday 6th November will transition to a virtual platform designed to promote greater engagement and the Patient Engagement Day will be held on Saturday 7th over Zoom Business.
Key Speakers at Retina 2020:
Dr Pearse Keane is Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK, has led the development of a ground-breaking AI algorithm that can identify indicators of over 50 sight-threatening retinal diseases and which recommended the correct referral decision with 94 per cent accuracy, matching or exceeding world-leading ophthalmologists, in a proof-of-concept trial.
Dr. Jacque Duncan, UCSF Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, is currently working on therapies restoring vision for retinal degenerative diseases. In her research, Duncan is studying treatments to preserve vision as well as devices to stimulate visual perception.
Prof Bart Leroy, Ghent University and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has a clinical focus in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with inherited retinal and eye diseases including Leber congenital amaurosis, Stargardt disease, retinitis pigmentosa, and various other genetic syndromes and anomalies
For details and the latest updates in relation to RETINA 2020, please visit Fighting Blindness website https://www.fightingblindness.ie/events/retina-conference-2020/