The objective of this course is to identify recent advances in the
genetics and genomics of inherited eye disease and how this information
can impact the care of affected patients and their families.
Through didactic lectures with question and answer sessions, up-to-date
information on disease-causing genes, gene-based tests and gene-based
therapies will be provided. Presentations will include
information on risk factors for common complex eye disorders such as
age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy as
well as disorders caused by highly penetrant mutations
such as inherited retinal degenerations, optic atrophy and strabismus.
New methodologies for gene-based testing and gene-based therapeutics as
well as ethnical issues related to gene testing
and genetic counseling for eye disorders will be discussed. This course
is intended for geneticists, ophthalmologists, genetic counselors,
researchers and others interested in the genetics and
genomics of eye disease.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify patients with inherited eye disease who could benefit from gene-based testing
- Recognize patients with inherited eye disease that could be treated with gene-based therapies
- Integrate genomic data on common ocular disorders into their care of patients
Who Should Attend: Physicians, Researchers (PhDs), Genetic Counselors
Date: 10/21/2013 - 10/21/2013
Location: The Starr Center, Charles River Plaza, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Director(s): Elizabeth Engle, MD|Eric A. Pierce, MD, PhD|Luk Vandenberghe, Ph.D.|Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD
Offered By: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology.
Course #: 03314615
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