Macular Degeneration Awareness Program Denver, CO
Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
On Saturday, July 13th, 2013 the Macular Degeneration Association(MDA)will host a unique awareness program in Denver, CO. 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 Denver will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with macular experts, local doctors, fellow patients and caregivers in an open forum.
Michael Wells, MD
Dr. Wells has had a very active clinic and surgical practice since joining the Havener Eye Institute. He regularly mentors medical students, residents, and fellows. His educational efforts extend to the resident clinics, the operating room, and formal lectures. He lectures to the residents and fellows covering not only topics on retinal disease and management, but also general surgical techniques.
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.
Samuel J. Baron, O.D.
Dr. Baron is from Butler, PA. and performed his undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University and then completed his professional studies at Massachusetts College of Optometry in Boston. During his last year of school he initiated and headed a pilot vision program in Haiti. The team of ten optometrists spent ten days in one of the more remote areas where they examined and prescribed spectacles for 3,500 patients.
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 here.
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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.