Jointly organised with Action Against AMD, this meeting will hear from people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and from experts who work with people with AMD.
AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. Around 10 million people have late-stage AMD globally. In the UK alone there are more than 685,000 people with significant sight loss as a consequence of late-stage AMD and, with an ageing world population, AMD cases are expected to double by 2040.
We will be joined by a multidisciplinary faculty of speakers, with a patient perspective as well as expert clinicians and researchers to review and discuss current and future approaches to diagnosis and treatment of AMD in the light of an increased understanding of the biology, genetics and epidemiology.
What will you learn?
By attending this meeting, you will have the opportunity to:
- Understand the "status quo" about AMD biology: one or many diseases?
- Know about today’s treatments, their benefits and shortcomings
- Know about the potential of addressing AMD at its early or intermediate stages
- Understand the potential through “big data” of early recognition of those at risk from developing AMD
- Understand the need for a new paradigm to address the challenge of AMD in an ageing population
Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.
This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.
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Medicine and Me meetings aim to provide an outline of current best practice and future updates of important conditions and to give direct voice to patients and their carers and enable them to discuss their concerns and reflections on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management. Physicians, surgeons and indeed all healthcare professionals, continue to learn from and be inspired to greater efforts to improve care by hearing directly from patients.
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