San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Saturday May 4th, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S 176th St
Seattle, WA 98188
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you can register directly below.
On Saturday, May 4th, 2013 the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA)will host a unique awareness program in Seattle, WA. 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 Seattle, WA will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with macular experts, local doctors, fellow patients and caregivers in an open forum.
Brenda Myers-Powell, M.D. Ph.D.
Dr. Myers-Powell is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, blends academia and private practice to enhance her expertise in the subspecialties of vitreoretinal surgery and uveitis (ocular inflammation) and now adds her business acumen by establishing Retina Specialists Northwest, PLLC to deliver the highest level of care. She has an extensive list of accomplishments and is fellowship trained retina and uveitis. After practicing in the Puget Sound Region for nearly ten years, she has galvanized an enthusiastic team to deliver her vision of clinical excellence.
Erick A. Hartman, OD
Dr. Erick A. Hartman went to BYU during his undergraduate years and then to Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR to receive his Doctorate. He completed his residency in vision rehabilitation at the American Lake Veteran's hospital in June 1981, and opened his own private practice in July 1981.
Dr. Hartman specializes in low vision and is a member of the American Optometric Association.
Aimee Hayes-Herb, MS, CN
Aimee Hayes-Herb specialties include; type 2 diabetes, womens health, prenatal, maternal and child nutrition (autism, ADD, ADHD, picky and poor eating), nutrient dense vegetarian and vegan diets and elimination of physically addictive foods. She is a member of ADA Practice Groups; Behavioral Health Nutrition, Vegetarian Nutrition and Diabetes Care and Education.
Her guidance and coaching make the experience of changing your approach to eating and living pleasurable and life affirming!
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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.