On Saturday, June 1st, 2013 the Macular Degeneration Association(MDA)will host a unique awareness program in San Jose, CA. 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. In addition you will hear from a patient that has macular degeneration, their journey and tips on handling this disease.
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.
MDA’s awareness program in San jose will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with macular experts, local doctors, fellow patients and caregivers in an open forum.
Registration starts at 8:00 am with Exhibitions. The lectures will begin promptly at 8:30 am. Mid morning refreshments will be provided. At the end of the program you will be able toparticipate in question and answer session.
Seating is limited: Registration is FREE but required. Register by phone toll free at 1-800-253-0985, by email email@example.com or you can register here.
Chairman Macular Degeneration Association
Dr. Keshav Narain
Keshav Narain was born in New Delhi, India where he lived for the first two years of his life and then moved to San Diego, CA. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley where he received several awards. He graduated from medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine where he developed an interest in ophthalmology. He then entered ophthalmology residency at the distinguished New Jersey Eye Institute at the New Jersey Medical School where he completed over 250 diverse ophthalmic procedures as primary surgeon.
Leni Felton, CCN
Leni Felton is a Clinical Nutritionist, certified by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board. She specializes in nutritional therapies and healthy living practices for those with chronic health issues. Leni has been in private practice since 1995, and collaborates with Medical Doctors in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area to implement healthy living programs that complement medical care. She is a professional member of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists and is a valued speaker and educator.
Stephanie Judkins, OD
Stephanie N. Judkins, O.D. is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from Belmont University with a degree in biology and chemistry. She received her optometry training at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she was president of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. She also traveled with Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH) to Jamaica and Belize to perform eye exams for people in need. Dr. Judkins completed a family practice residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where she focused on the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and specialty contact lenses.
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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.