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Gene therapies for inherited retinal diseases: Current outcomes and future impact

Available soon on demand via ARVOLearn

ARVO and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) partnered to deliver this webinar focused on genetic therapies for inherited retinal disorders. Listen as Eric A. Pierce, MD, PhD; Rachel M. Huckfeldt, MD, PhD and Brian Ballios, MD, PhD, share stories and discuss the history of gene therapy, its current uses and future potential. Dr. Pierce provides a historical account of gene therapy uses for inherited retinal diseases, while Dr. Huckfeldt discusses current uses, FDA approval, clinical trials, additional promising therapies, technologies and gene editing. Dr. Balios addresses where we are heading in the future of gene therapies.

This webinar explores:

  • The history of gene therapies for inherited retinal diseases
  • Stories from practitioners regarding current and past uses of gene therapies
  • The FDA approval process and clinical trials for gene therapies
  • New technologies in gene editing
  • Promising future therapies for inherited retinal diseases

This webinar is part of an annual collaboration between ARVO’s Professional Development and Education Committee and the AAO Committee for Resident Education to develop research-related education for medical students, residents and ARVO Members-in-Training. 

Speakers

image of Eric Pierce Eric A. Pierce, MD, PhD
William F. Chatlos Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Ocular Genomics Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Director, Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations
Director, Inherited Retinal Disorders Service

image of Rachel Huckfeldt Rachel M. Huckfeldt, MD, PhD
Associate Surgeon, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Director, Inherited Retinal Degenerations Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

 

image of Brian Ballios Brian Ballios, MD PhD FRCSC
Clinical Fellow in Inherited Retinal Disease
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University

 

Moderators 

image of Radwan Ajlan Radwan Ajlan, MBBCh, FRCS(C), FICO, DABO
Assistant Professor, Retina and Vitreous
The University of Kansas Medical Center



image of Robert T. Swan, MD Robert T. Swan, MD 
AAO Committee for Resident Education
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Residency Program Director of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
SUNY Upstate Medical University