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Macular Degeneration: Stopping the Vision Loss Epidemic!

Macular Degeneration Association

Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Macular Degeneration Association


Stopping the Vision Loss Epidemic!    


Educational Program

 Learn what you can do to save your eyesight. Join Program Chair Kim Walters, O.D. along with special guest speakers, retina specialist Robert Laborde, MD and Sean Skierczynski, O.D. Learn about the latest advances in research, medications and treatments which have the potential to improve your quality of life. Meet the doctors and get answers to your questions from nationally recognized macular experts.

 Saturday, August 25, 2012

9:00 AM - 3:00

Doubletree by Hilton Asheville- Biltmore

115 Hendersonville Road

Asheville, NC 28803

      Seating is limited. Registration is required.

For more information please call (941) 870-4399 or email info@maculardegenerationassociation.org

On Saturday, August 25, 2012, the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) will host an educational symposium in Asheville, North Carolina at the DoubleTree Hotel Asheville- Biltmore, located at 115 Hendersonville Road. 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. Dr. Robert Laborde, will make a presentation explaining the dangers of vision loss and the importance of genetic testing for both the general population at large and those already diagnosed with macular degeneration.Program Chair Dr. Kim Walters will be speaking about early precaution and prevention for macular degeneration and on how nutrition can improve your vision. Dr. Sean Skierczynski will be talking about the new technology for patients that have low vision.

MDA’s educational symposium in Asheville will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with nationally known macular experts, local doctors, fellow patients and caregivers in an open forum.

Morning break and Lunch will be provided.


For more information on the upcoming symposium in Asheville, North Carolina, and for information on upcoming MDA educational events, including future genetic testing opportunities, contact us at:info@maculardegenerationassociation.org or  you can call (941) 870- 4399 or visit us at: www.maculardegenerationassociation.org

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Doubletree Biltmore
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 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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