Macular Society annual conference to take place on 16 September

The virtual conference is free to attend and will focus on “hope for a future where nobody loses their sight due to macular disease”

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The Macular Society’s annual conference will be held on Saturday 16 September and will look towards a future where “nobody loses their sight due to macular disease.”

Macular Disease Conference: Hope for the Future will feature experts in macular disease, with live Q&As after each talk.

Experts will discuss the latest research, treatment options and patient care.

Speakers will include Dr Clare Bailey, consultant ophthalmologist at Bristol Eye Hospital, who will discuss the breakthrough treatments on the horizon, which could potentially treat late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration.

Professor Richard Gale, of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, will discuss the introduction of biosimilar drugs to the NHS.

Experts will also cover topics such as the impact of macular disease on mental health, and the link between diet and the eyes.

‘My Macular & Me’ sessions, for those who have been recently diagnosed, and their friends, family, and caregivers, will also take place.

The conference will begin at 9.15am. All sessions will be free to join.

All content will be available on the Macular Society website afterwards for those who cannot join on the day.

Find out more and register on the Macular Society website.