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Inherited retinal diseases: Divergent viewpoints of pathogenesis and treatment

Thank you for registering for the Education Course, Inherited retinal diseases: Divergent viewpoints of pathogenesis and treatment. The course will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 8am - 4:30pm at the Hawaii Convention Center, room 316A.

Use the links below to access the course presentations. All presentations may not be available at this time. Presenters will be given the option to provide their presentations, or an updated version, after the course. Attendees will be notified via email if new or updated presentations are available. No paper copies will be available at the course.

All materials are copyrighted to the presenter and cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the presenter. Contact education@arvo.org to request permission.

David Gamm
Assessing the potential value of human pluripotent stem cell treatments for retinal degenerative diseases

Kapil Bharti
New: The uncertainties of stem cell treatment

Eric Pierce
The potential value of gene editing
Presentation not available

John Flannery
Optimizing safety and efficacy in gene editing therapies for Inherited retinal diseases
Presentation not available

Mark Pennesi
New: CAIs should be the initial approach for treating CME in inherited retinal diseases

Alessandro Iannaccone
New: Steroids, NSAIDS, or the use of anti-VEGF, are likely equally effective as CAIs for the treatment of CME in inherited retinal diseases

Stephen Daiger
New: Genetic screening should be routinely implemented in the clinical evaluation of patients with inherited retinal diseases

Byron Lam
New: Genetic screening should NOT be routinely implemented in the clinical evaluation of patients with inherited retinal diseases

Grazyna Adamus
New: Retinal autoimmunity can contribute to photoreceptor cell loss in retinitis pigmentosa and possibly other inherited retinal diseases

Robert Koenekoop
New: Retinal autoimmunity is unlikely to contribute to photoreceptor cell loss in retinitis pigmentosa or other inherited retinal diseases

Janet Sparrow
Bisretinoids are the primary culprit in Stargardt disease

Krzysztof Palczewski
Bisretinoids restrict all-trans-retinal as a primary contributor to Stargardt disease

Gabriel Travis
New: Role of Abca4 in photoreceptor outer segments

Roxana Radu
RPE is the primary site for the retinal degeneration in patients with Stargardt disease
Presentation not available

Stephen Rose
How Foundations can enhance clinical trial enrollment and advance Patients as Partners