Challenges in diabetic microvascular disease/Diabetic retinopathy

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Organised by Dr Patric Turowski and Prof Marcus Fruttiger on behalf of the Development, Ageing and Disease theme at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and their NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

This event aims to convene basic scientists and clincians with interest in diabetes, diabetic microvascular disease and of course diabetic retinopathy in particular.


Patric Turowski

Why do we meet today?

Cathy Egan (Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK)

Diabetic Retinopathy: Tales from the clinical coal face OR What patients want scientists to solve

Sobha Sivaprasad (Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK)

The evolving classification of diabetic retinopathy

Gopal Nevuteli (University of East London, UK)

Inequalities in diabetic retinopathy

Rafael Simo (VIHR, Barcelona, Spain)

Neurodegeneration in the diabetic retina: new insights and therapeutic implications

Antonia Joussen (Charité Berlin, Germany)

Is diabetic retinopathy a (neuro)inflammatory disorder?

Fred Tam (Imperial College London, UK)

Importance of MCP-1/CCL2 in the diabetic microvascular complications


Ingeborg Klaassen (AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Understanding the mechanisms behind diabetic macular edema: which way to go?

Dave Shima (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK)

Developing a model to study the pathogenesis and novel therapeutic targets in Type 2-related diabetic retinopathy

Marcus Fruttiger (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK)

Histopathology of diabetic retinopathy

Steve Moss (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK)

LRG1: a novel therapeutic target in diabetic eye disease

Alan Stitt (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)

Regenerative medicine-related approaches to diabetic retinopathy

Followed by drinks reception


Saturday 19 May, 2018, 10:00-15:00

Jeremy Bentham Room, UCL Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6HJ

Workshop/Sandpit and lunch by invitation only.

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