Tutorial presentations

Tutorial presentations are offered to familiarize participants with the scientific topics and specialties represented at the conferences and to help the task group members overcome differences in terminology used in various fields.
Disclaimer: The tutorials have been prepared solely for educational purposes. The information presented is not medical advice, and the opinions expressed in each tutorial are those of the presenter.

New for 2018
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Tutorials from Previous Years
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Eye anatomy and AMD basics
Basic Eye Anatomy by Alexander Walsh, M.D.
Atrophic Macular Degeneration – Part I by Alan C. Bird, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.Ophthalmal
Atrophic Macular Degeneration -Part II by Alan C. Bird, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.Ophthalmol

Cell death
Cell Death and Neuroprotection by Michael E. Boulton, Ph.D.

The Choroid and Its Vasculature in Health and AMD by Gerard A. Lutty, Ph.D.

Genetics of AMD
The Role of Genetic Predisposition Factors in Atrophic AMD by Rando Allikmets, Ph.D., and Timothy Triche, M.D., Ph.D.
Genomic Predisposing Factors in Atrophic AMD by Timothy J. Triche, M.D., Ph.D.

The Role of Imaging in Atrophic AMD by SriniVas Sadda, M.D.

Inflammation and immunology
Atrophic Age-related Macular Degeneration and the Role of Inflammation Biology and Immunity by Andrew Dick, M.D.
Complement and Immune-mediated Pathways in AMD by Gregory Hageman, Ph.D.

Mitochondrial dynamics and AMD by Scott Plafker, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Mitochondria: The Retina’s Achille’s Heel? Part 1 by Deborah Ferrington, Ph.D.
Mitochondria: The Retina’s Achille’s Heel? Part 2 by Cristina Kenney, M.D., Ph.D.

Nanotechnology Applications for Atrophic AMD by Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., and David Pepperberg, Ph.D.

Stem cells
Paracrine effects of (stem) cell therapies by Marie Csete, M.D., Ph.D.
Update to Embryonic Stem Cells: Potential Therapy of Atrophic AMD, and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Potential for Ocular Therapies by David Hinton, M.D. and Dennis Clegg, Ph.D.
The Role of Embryonic Stem Cells in Therapy of Atrophic AMD by David Hinton, M.D.
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Potential for Ocular Therapies by Dennis Clegg, Ph.D.
Stem Cells 101 by Martin Pera, Ph.D.