2016 Awareness Programs titled " Preserve Your Sight!"

Macular Degeneration Association proudly announces:

2016 Awareness Programs titled:

” Preserve Your Sight!”

The Macular Degeneration Association(MDA) is proud to announce that we will be holding 18 Awareness programs nationally this year. 

Guest speakers will include renowned Retina Specialists Richard Hamilton, M.D.,  Carl C. Awh, M.D. and Brent Zanke, M.D., FRCPC, PHD
Richard Hamilton, M.D.- Dr. Hamilton graduated from Harvard Medical School and served a vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has conducted over 100 teaching and speaking engagements. He has also published five abstracts with Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), two book chapters, and served as a sub-investigator in dozens of clinical trials. He practices at the Center for Retina & Macular Disease.
Carl C. Awh, M.D.– Dr. Awh is an internationally recognized clinician, surgeon, and educator. His special interests include macular surgery, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and the development of surgical devices and techniques. He has authored scientific articles on these subjects and on the topics of ocular trauma and intraocular tumors. Dr. Awh is an active investigator in industry-sponsored and National Eye Institute-sponsored clinical trials, holds seven U.S. patents for surgical devices, and has designed dozens of instruments in widespread use by vitreoretinal surgeons. He practices at the Tennessee Retina Physicians.
Brent Zanke, M.D., FRCPC, PHD-  He is the principal investigator of the ARCTIC research consortium, a multi-institutional effort to identify genetic and epigenetic risk predictors of colorectal cancer. ARCTIC has received continuous funding from Genome Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Province of Ontario Global Leadership in Life Sciences granting program. Dr. Zanke founded ArcticDx, Inc., in 2005 as a vehicle to translate research discoveries into clinical benefits for patients. ArcticDx is developing both a predictor of colorectal cancer risk and a tool for identifying patients who will develop wet age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Zanke works in the Division of Epidemiology at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and in clinical hematology at The Ottawa Hospital.
They will be covering; macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and the controversial Eye Vitamins: Helpful or Harmful?  
The Macular Degeneration Association provides a supportive learning environment for people living with macular degeneration, diabetic eye diseases, glaucoma and cataracts.
These half-day programs offers a forum to hear from a prominent doctors about the latest research, new treatments, therapies, clinical trials and the genetic test that can ultimately save your vision.
At our programs you will hear from a patient ambassador about their journey with their disease. They will discuss their successful coping strategies.
You will also have the chance to speak with other participants to learn about their successes and failures.
Local vendors will be available to share valuable information..
The Macular Degeneration Association provides these valuable programs for FREE.   Seating is limited-  Reservations are required
Locations and dates of programs:
4/2/2016     Doubletree by Hilton San Jose, CA                                                 
4/2/ 2016    Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco, CA                                          
4/23/2016   Doubltree by Hilton Colorado Springs, CO                                      
4/30/2016   Doubletree by Hilton Tucson, AZ                                                     
4/30/2016   Doubletree by Hilton Scottsdale, AZ                                                 
5/21/2016    Doubletree by Hilton Kansas City, KS                                           
6/18/2016    Courtyard by Marriott Boston, MA                                                    
7/9/2016      Doubletree by Hilton Skokie, IL                                                      
7/23/2016    Renaissance Charleston, SC                                                    
7/23/2016    Hilton Garden Inn Savannah, GA                                                 
8/6/ 2016     Doubletree by Hilton, Nashville, TN                                                 
8/13/ 2016    Doubletree by Hilton, Princeton, NJ                                                
8/13/ 2016    State University NY College New York, NY                                    
9/17/2016     Doubletree by Hilton Asheville, NC                                                 
9/17/2016     Doubletree by Hilton Charlotte, NC                                                 
10/15/2016   Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta, GA                                                
10/29/2016  Gallery one, Fort Lauderdale, FL                                                     
11/5/2016     Doubletree by Hilton Austin, TX                                                      
About the Macular Degeneration Association: 
One of the principal missions of the Macular Degeneration Association that distinguishes us from other Vision Organizations is our focus on patient education-Knowledge is Power! .
The Macular Degeneration Association is a nonprofit health organization providing the latest research information and advocacy for patients with all visual diseases. MDA is an IRS recognized 501(c) (3) organization.
We are dedicated to providing the latest information  and funding for research that is being conducted, educating and empowering age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, glaucoma and cataract patients all across the world. All visual diseases are reaching epidemic portions and are prevalent degenerative eye diseases, affecting millions of aging seniors and younger adults.
The mission of Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) is to find a cure for all sight robbing diseases through  disseminating research, while providing  education that will improve the quality of life TODAY, TOMORROW and in the FUTURE for patients and their caregivers.