2nd International Symposium draws leading researchers to Denver
July 18th, 2014 by Danny Boren
More than 25 leading retinal researchers from the UK, France, Finland, Germany, Canada, and the United States joined together June 17 & 18 in Denver, Colorado for the 2nd International Science Symposium for Choroideremia. The symposium presented a unique opportunity for top researchers to present their work to each other in a highly technical format in order to drive forward the science and research that will lead to a cure for Choroideremia. The Syposium featured the following presenters: Dr. Ian MacDonald, Dr. Stephen Tsang, Dr. Mariya Moosajee, Dr. Jessica Morgan, Dr. Eeva-Marja Sankila, Dr. Tania Bubela, Dr. Jean Bennett, Dr. David Gamm, Dr. Jacque Duncan, Dr. Vasiliki Kalatzis, Dr. Jeff Mumm, Dr. Tanya Tolmachova, Dr. Daniel Chung, Dr. Michael Young, Dr. Charles Gersbach, Dr. Robert MacLaren, Dr. Richard Harbottle, Dr. David Schaffer, Mr. Ben Shabermann, Dr. Amir Varkouhi, & Mr. Randy Wheelock.
Presentations drew out in-depth discussions of processes and research opportunities that could better the understanding of Choroideremia and accelerate the road to a cure. Presenters were not limited to only retinal specialists, a select group of leading researchers from different disciplines added a new dynamic to the discussions and helping to create a unique opportunity for ideas that have the potential to expand the existing approaches being used to develop treatments for blinding diseases.