Public Webinar on Age Related Macular Degeneration Research

The public are invited to a webinar to ask questions of leading University of Oxford specialists about the latest research into age related macular degeneration (AMD).

Prof Susan Downes and Dr Samantha de Silva will take questions in an online ‘ask the expert’ event hosted on Wednesday 1 November from 7pm to 8pm.

The public can ask their questions in advance or during the event about the latest research to combat AMD, a common condition that affects a person’s central vision.

The event is hosted by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), a Department of Health and Social Care funded organisation that works to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Prof Downes is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Network Lead for Ophthalmology at the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands (CRN), which will host the event.

Dr de Silva is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University of Oxford, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals and deputy Clinical Network Lead for Ophthalmology at the local CRN.

Asking guests’ questions will be Geraldine Hoad, Research Manager at the Macular Society, a charity which funds medical research and provides vital advice and support to anyone living with macular disease.

Guests must sign up in advance online where they can enter their question via tinyurl.com/amdnihr. They will also be able to ask their question during the event in the text box provided.

Those unable to attend can provide their email address using the form to be sent a link to a recording of the event.

It will be hosted on video conferencing service Google Meet, which can be accessed through a computer browser or the Google Meet app for devices.

 

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