About this event

  • Date and time Thu 12 Mar 2020 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

The 2020 Ophthalmology Section's Lang Lecture will be given by Professor Robert MacClaren, an eminent professor at University of Oxford pioneering gene treatments for retinal disease.

Gene therapy for retinal disease is the next class of medicines to become available to patients. Professor McClaren is a leader in this field and his unique perspective on the subject will be of great interest to Ophthalmologists as well as many other doctors in the fields of genetics and medicine. 

This unique lecture will update you on current progress and future developments of gene therapy for retina diseases.

Meeting topics:

  • To review why the eye is such a good target for gene therapy
  • To review the background research done in this field
  • To evaluate where we are today with gene therapy for the eyes
  • To evaluate where we will be in the next 5 years.
  • Relating all this to patient benefit.

Everyone welcome - free for RSM members.

There are bursary places available for all Ophthalmology meetings - send your request to ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk

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The Ophthalmology Section would like to thank Whitehall for their generous donation and Bausch + Lomb and Johnson & Johnson for supporting the Academic Year 2019-2020 Programme of Events
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 11 March 2020.

Member

RSM Member
£0.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£35.00 £15.00 £15.00 £10.00

Key speakers

Prof Robert MacLaren

Professor Robert MacLaren

Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford and Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is also an Honorary Consultant Vitreo-retinal Surgeon at the Moorfields Eye Hospital

Speaker's biography

Robert E. MacLaren FMedSci FRCOphth FRCS FACS VR is a British ophthalmologist who has led pioneering work in the treatment of blindness caused by diseases of the retina. He is Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford and Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital and an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is also an Honorary Consultant Vitreo-retinal Surgeon at the Moorfields Eye HospitalMacLaren is an NIHR Senior Investigator, or lead researcher, for the speciality of Ophthalmology. In addition, he is a member of the research committee of Euretina: the European Society of Retina specialists, Fellow of Merton College, in Oxford and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Sponsors

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom