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The Macular Degeneration Association will be hosting a seminar on Monday, February 7th, 2011 in the auditorium at Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, Florida from 12:00pm to 4:00pm to share information and provide macular patients and caregivers in Southern Florida an opportunity to learn about the latest information surrounding treatments, and drugs. There will also be a forum where patients and caregivers can exchange their questions and concerns with experts in the field of macular, as well as other patients.
This four hour program will feature our guest lecturer, Dr. Michael Tolentino, a well known retina specialist from Winter Haven, Florida. He will be speaking about future treatments and new therapies in the field of macular degeneration. Patients are encouraged to ask questions about the topics discussed or any other questions or concerns they may have regarding macular degeneration, as there will be a question and answer session concluding the talks. “We are honored to work with Dr. Tolentino to help inform the patients and their caregivers and to improve their quality of life through education, support, and wellness programs.” said Chairman, Lawrence Hoffheimer.
Program topics include:
- New Advances in the Treatment and Management of Macular Degeneration
- The Future of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments
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Macular Degeneration Association
The Macular Degeneration Association is a nonprofit health organization providing macular research, information and advocacy. MDA is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The mission of the organization is to cure macular degeneration and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.
To fulfill this mission, the MDA will fund research, publish scientific findings, provide funding for education, information and other services to people with macular degeneration, their families, healthcare professionals and the public. The foundation advocates for the increase in funding for scientific research and for the rights of people with macular degeneration.
The money raised by the foundation funds research,education, information programs and advocacy and awareness efforts that will support the over 9.1 million people with macular degeneration in communities across America.