Macular Degeneration Association
"Living with Macular Degeneration"
FREE Age- Related Macular Degeneration Educational Symposium
Co- presented by: Doctors Vision Center
You are invited to join Program Chair Peter Hollis, O.D. (Medical Director, Doctors Vision Center); Retina Specialists Carey Pate, M.D. and Nitin Gupta, M.D. to learn about the latest advances in research, medications and treatments which have the potential to improve quality of life for those with macular degeneration. Meet the doctors and get answers to your questions from nationally recognized macular experts. Learn what you can do to keep your eyesight. This is a FREE educational program.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
McKimmon Conference and Training Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
Seating is limited. Registration is required.
To register please call (941) 870-4399
Or order tickets here.
On Saturday, September 22, 2012, the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) will host an educational symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, located at 1101 Gorman Street. The event is designed to give an overview of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including the progression of the disease and the dangers of vision loss as a result. The symposium will also cover precautionary methods that may delay the onset of AMD and reduce retinal damage.
Event attendees will learn the latest treatment advances evolving in the macular field, including the revolutionary Macula Risk®test, a genetic test predicting one's likelihood of developing AMD. In addition to establishing an individual’s genetic predisposition to macular degeneration, the test is also useful in formulating a customized treatment plan for those already diagnosed with AMD. This test is covered by Medicare and most major insurance companies.
Exhibitors and featured event speakers will offer participants many opportunities to learn about the latest advances in macular degeneration research,precautionary methods, medications, treatments, and low vision therapies.There will be talks on What is Macular Degeneration; Effects of the Disease; Early Precaution; Benefits of Genetic Testing; Nutrition, Low Vision; and Emerging Technologies.
MDA’s educational symposium in Raleigh, NC will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with nationally known macular experts, local doctors, fellow patients and caregivers in an open forum.
For more information on the upcoming symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina, and for information on upcoming MDA educational events,including future genetic testing opportunities, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (941) 893-4388
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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.