NTERI Hosts Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
January 28, 2011
The UNT Health Science Center and the North Texas Eye Research Institute will host an international conference February 17 - 20. The Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AOPT) 10th Scientific Meeting, held in the Medical Education and Training Building, will focus on bringing together clinicians, academicians and industry scientists from around the globe to share new discoveries related to the treatment of ocular diseases.
The conference will feature 48 speakers and more than 80 abstracts. Bill Hauswirth, PhD, professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, will give the keynote address about advances in gene therapy for ocular disease. Other session topics include new developments in glaucoma therapy; macular degeneration; new approaches to drug delivery; ocular blood flow; ocular inflammation; diabetic retinopathy; neuroprotection; ocular gene and stem cell therapy; and biomarkers for ocular diseases and therapies.
Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners may receive up to 17.75 continuing education units.
Pre-registration is available through February 14 on the AOPT Web site and is open to the public.
Living Well with Vision Loss Event
August 28, 2010
The LWVL Seminar was a community-based effort with a large number of local, state, and national organizations coming together to bring hope and resources to people living with visual impairment. The seminar was directed to adults in the 55+ range with vision loss, macular degeneration, etc. to inform them of the resources available to them and to address the grieving process of losing their vision. Families of those who are suffering with eye diseases were also invited to attend. The seminar was also directed to eye care professionals in the area who do not know where to send their patients/advice to give them after they have been given the diagnosis of an untreatable condition. DARS/Prevent Blindness will present to them ways that their patients can mark household appliances, etc. and give them other resources so that their patients have more information on living with their disease. NTERI was proud to collaborate with DARS and Prevent Blindness to make this seminar a great success!