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. All links require an internet connection.
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 2024

Single Cell Multi-omics Atlas of the Retina – by Rui Chen, Ph.D. 
Drusen-driven AMD, a primer – by Christine Curcio, Ph.D. 
Deposit-driven AMD, an overview – by Christine Curcio, Ph.D.
Basal laminar deposit (BLamD), the first AMD marker, now visible in vivo – by Christine Curcio, Ph.D.
Subretinal drusenoid deposit a.k.a. reticular pseudodrusen – by Christine Curcio, Ph.D.
Complement association with disease – by Simon Clark, Ph.D.
OCT Angiography – by Richard Spaide, M.D.

Tutorials from Previous Years

Age-Related Neurodegenerative diseases
Lessons from Alzheimer’s Disease for AMD – by Marie Csete M.D., Ph.D. (2019)

Eye anatomy and AMD basics
Atrophic Macular Degeneration – Part I by Alan C. Bird, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.Ophthalmal (2011)
Atrophic Macular Degeneration -Part II by Alan C. Bird, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.Ophthalmol (2011)
Basic Eye Anatomy by Alexander Walsh, M.D. (2011)
Histology of the Macula: Health, Aging, and AMD – by Christine A. Curcio, Ph.D. (2019)

Cell death
Cell Death and Neuroprotection by Michael E. Boulton, Ph.D. (2012)

The Choroid and Its Vasculature in Health and AMD by Gerard A. Lutty, Ph.D. (2014)

Genetics of AMD
High Throughput Genomics – by Felix Grassmann, Ph.D. (2023)
The Role of Genetic Predisposition Factors in Atrophic AMD by Rando Allikmets, Ph.D., and Timothy Triche, M.D., Ph.D. (2013)
Genomic Predisposing Factors in Atrophic AMD by Timothy J. Triche, M.D., Ph.D. (2011)

The Role of Imaging in Atrophic AMD by SriniVas Sadda, M.D. (2013)

Inflammation and immunology
Immunology of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) – by Daniel Saban, Ph.D. (2020)
Atrophic Age-related Macular Degeneration and the Role of Inflammation Biology and Immunity by Andrew Dick, M.D. (2013)
Complement and Immune-mediated Pathways in AMD by Gregory Hageman, Ph.D. (2011)

Lysosomes, Phagosomes and Autophagy
Bisretinoid Lipofuscin of Retina – by Janet Sparrow, Ph.D. (2023)
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD): The Patients’ View
– by Debasish Sinha, Ph.D. (2019)
Cell Biology of Clearance and Mechanisms in AMD – by Aparna Lakkaraju, Ph.D. (2019)
Lysosomes and Age-related Macular Degeneration – by Claire Mitchell, Ph.D.

Manipulation of the Gut Microbiome for AMD – by Maria Grant, M.D. (2020)

Mitochondrial dynamics and AMD by Scott Plafker, Ph.D., R.Ph. (2015)
Mitochondria: The Retina’s Achille’s Heel? Part 1 by Deborah Ferrington, Ph.D. (2014)
Mitochondria: The Retina’s Achille’s Heel? Part 2 by Cristina Kenney, M.D., Ph.D. (2014)

Nanotechnology Applications for Atrophic AMD by Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., and David Pepperberg, Ph.D. (2011)

Stem cells
Microenvironment Challenges to Successful Stem Cell Therapies – by Deepak A. Lamba, Ph.D. (2020)
Paracrine effects of (stem) cell therapies by Marie Csete, M.D., Ph.D. (2015)
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. (2013)
The Role of Embryonic Stem Cells in Therapy of Atrophic AMD by David Hinton, M.D. (2012)
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Potential for Ocular Therapies by Dennis Clegg, Ph.D. (2012)
Stem Cells 101 by Martin Pera, Ph.D. (2011)