11th ANNUAL MACULAR DEGENERATION SYMPOSIUM
9 a.m.-noon and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (Two identical sessions)
HYATT REGENCY – COCONUT POINT RESORT & SPA
5001 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs, Fla.
Learn about NEW groundbreaking treatment options from world-renowned experts!
On Saturday, Feb. 22, Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the 11th annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium with world-renowned experts providing the latest information on treatment options and new discoveries. The event is free to the public. Call 800-586-6765 to reserve your seat, space is limited.
• Learn about the roles of genetics in the management of macular degeneration
• Understand current treatment options for wet and dry macular degeneration
• Find out how you can become involved in clinical trials for new treatments
• Hear about new technologies designed to improve eye injections and retina imaging
KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOCUSES ON GENETIC TESTING AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
Dr. Carl Awh, an internationally recognized retina specialist, will share new information on how knowing your genotype can help to improve your ability to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Awh has given more than 80 lectures and has taught more than 26 courses around the world. He has invented 30 retinal surgical instruments, has been awarded six patents, and has authored 24 published peer-reviewed articles. He is on the board, or holds executive positions, at the American Society of Retina Specialists, the largest organization of retina specialists in the world, as well as EURETINA. Dr. Awh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and post-graduate training at Georgetown University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center.
He currently practices at Tennessee Retina where he is managing partner. He has also served as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Director of Vitreoretinal Service at The Krieger Eye Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and an instructor of ophthalmology at Duke University
In addition to Dr. Awh’s presentation, Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center will provide an overview of macular degeneration and discuss ongoing studies at Retina Health Center that are helping patients at the local, national, and international level. Guests will also hear from Dr. Timothy Schoen of The Foundation Fighting Blindness who will share a global perspective on retinal degenerative disease research. If you or someone you know is suffering from macular degeneration, do not miss this informative program. Register today by filling out the form below or calling 800-586-6765.