MACULAR DEGENERATION ASSOCIATION
Vision Loss Epidemic! Learn How to Predict, Protect and Preserve!
SATURDAY, November 19,2011 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 McMullen Booth RD, Clearwater, FL33759 The symposium will be held on Saturday,November 19, 2011 at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
The event is designed to empower and educate attendees by informing them about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including the progression of the disease and the risks of vision loss as a result. The symposium will also cover precautionary methods that may delay the onset of AMD and reduce retinal damage.
There will be a FREE screening before the symposium. This screening will determine if your eyes have any form of macular degeneration. Event attendees will learn the latest treatment advances evolving in the macular field, including the revolutionary Macula Risk® test, a new genetic test predicting one's likelihood of developing wet AMD, the most serious form of the disease. 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 diagnosed with AMD.
This test will be available at the symposium for those wishing to have it performed and may be covered by your insurance company including Medicare.
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. Dana Deupree is the program chair. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and retina specialist. His area of sub-specialty includes medical and surgical management of macular disorders, diabetic retinopathy, complex retinal detachments and trauma. Dr. Deupree’s practice, The Macula Center, is devoted exclusively to treatment of the retina and macula. Currently, Dr. Deupree is involved in an early pilot study investigating a drug for dry AMD.
MDA’s educational symposium in Clearwater, FL will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with nationally known macular experts, local doctors, fellow patients and caregivers in an open forum. There will be a morning and afternoon breaks and lunch will be served.
The cost will be $10.00 per person. Registration is open. Seating is limited to the first 175 participants.
You may register by calling Lynne Henry at (941) 870-4399 or by visiting our website at www.maculardegenerationassociation.org
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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.