Retinal Degeneration – Potsdam Meeting der ProRetina Stiftung 2018

Yet another Push for Treatment

Friday, April 13, 2018

13:00-13:05  Welcome remarks, Franz Badura

13:05-14:30  Session 1 – Selected Poster Presentations

14:30-15:00  Keynote Lecture

Hendrik Scholl, Basel

“Cutting edge advances in the treatment of retinal degeneration”

15:00-15:45  Coffee break

15:45-17:25 Session 2 – New light on the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)

15:45-16:10  Patric Turowski, London

“Regulation of RPE function by ARMCX proteins”

16:10-16:35  Catherine Bowes, Rickman Durham

“Ocular Exosomes as Diagnostic and Prognostic Indicators for AMD”

16:35-17:00  Emeline F. Nandrot, Paris

”Circadian phagocytosis of outer segments by RPE cells in health and disease: more complexity than meets the eye”

17:00-17:25  Clare E. Futter, London

”Modelling lysosome dysfunction in the retinal pigment epithelium in early AMD

17:30 Dinner

19:00-20:00 Evening Lecture: Alexander Wilke, Huglfing, „Pharmaceutical research yesterday, today and…?“

20:00-open  Swingin’ Poster Session

Saturday, April 14, 2018

09:00-10:40  Session 4 – Gene therapy and retinal degeneration

09:00-09:25  Bernd Wissinger on behalf of the RD-CURE Consortium, Tübingen

First Supplementary Gene Therapy for CNGA3-linked Achromatopsia”

09:25-09:50   Alun Barnard, Oxford

“Development and current status of gene therapy for choroideremia”

09:50-10:15   Kerstin Nagel-Wolfrum, Mainz

“Usher-Syndrome read-through therapy”

10:15-10:40  Antoine Chaffiol, Paris

„A New Promoter Allows Optogenetic Vision Restoration with Enhanced Sensitivity in Macaque Retina”

10:40-11:15  Coffee break

11:15-12:55  Session 5 – Targeting early and late AMD

11:15-11:40  Iris Heid, Regensburg

“Understanding the progression from early to late AMD”

11:40-12:05  Horst Helbig, Regensburg

Treating neovascular AMD by blocking VEGF – Experiences”

Oliver Zeitz, Berlin

“Treating neovascular AMD by blocking VEGF – Prospects”

12:05-12:30  Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Bonn

„Atrophic AMD – outcome measurements“

12:30-12:55  Cedric Francois, Cambridge, USA

“Targeting atrophic AMD via the complement system – Complement factor 3”

12:55-13:00  Concluding remarks

13:00  Lunch and end of meeting

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