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Macular Degeneration Awareness Program Baltimore, MD

Macular Degeneration Association

Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Macular Degeneration Awareness Program Baltimore, MD

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Baltimore, MD Awareness Program


Saturday – April 20, 2013   8:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

BWI Marriott Airport

1743 West Nursery Road

Linthcum, MD 21090

On Saturday,April 20, 2013 the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) will host an educational symposium in Baltimore, MD. This 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.

Registration starts at 8:00 am with ExhibitionsThe lectures will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Mid morning refreshments will be provided. At the end of the program you will be able toparticipate in question and answer session.



Larry Hoffheimer

Chairman Macular Degeneration Association
Mr. Hoffheimer practiced healthcare law in Washington, DC for 35 years. Prior to that, he served   as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice. During the course of his law career, he represented numerous voluntary health agencies and healthcare professionals. Mr. Hoffheimer formed and led the advocacy effort that resulted in the Congressional Resolution and Presidential Proclamation declaring the 1990s as the Decade of the Brain. He founded the National Foundation for Brain Research, which provided enhanced visibility for neurological disorders. In 2003, Mr. Hoffheimer formed the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) and moved to Sarasota, Florida where he currently chairs the MDA, including the comprehensive MDA educational initiatives.




David E. Barañano, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Barañano received his B.S. from Yale University in 1996. He earned both his M.D. and a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2004. He completed his medicine internship at the University of Maryland – Mercy Medical Center and his ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. He completed a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal disease and surgery at Emory University.




Judith Goldstein, OD

Center for Retina and Macular Disease
Dr. Goldstein is Chief of Low Vision Clinical Services and directs clinical and teaching activities at the Center, provides low vision rehabilitative care to patients, and participates in clinical research. A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Dr. Goldstein earned her doctorate in Optometry at the State University of New York College of Optometry in 1993 and completed her residency at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center in conjunction with Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins. Specially trained in low vision care and ocular diseases, Dr. Goldstein provided low vision care to patients at her private clinical practice for over a decade while directing the Low Vision Service at University of Maryland. Dr. Goldstein joined Wilmer Eye Institute in 2006 to lead the clinical care and teaching program, and in 2008, developed the John Hopkins accredited Lions Fellowship Training Program. Her current major research activities include the development and management of a 30-site research network to perform ongoing clinical trials in vision rehabilitation.


Seating is limited: Registration is FREE but required.

Register  by phone toll free at 1-800-253-0985 or email danielle@maculardegenerationassociation.org

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.

For more information on the upcoming symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, and for information on upcoming MDA educational events contact us at: danielle@maculardegenerationassociation.org or call Danielle Auger @


Have questions about Macular Degeneration Awareness Program Baltimore, MD? Contact Macular Degeneration Association

When & Where

BWI Airport Marriott Hotel
1743 W Nursery Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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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.

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