Yorkshire Retina Society Winter Meeting

We are pleased to bring you a full day meeting hosted by the York team.

The next Yorkshire Retina Society meeting is to held at the Principal Hotel, York for a full day on Friday 8th December 2023. You can find venue directions below.

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The name of the meeting will be Updates in the Management of Macular Degeneration and Uveitis, and the agenda for the day is as follows:

9.00 Registration and Coffee

9.25 Welcome note. Meeting Chair Richard Gale

 Symposium: New therapies for nAMD

Chair Miss Nicola Topping

 9.30 Is 16 weeks dosing the new expectation in AMD? Experience with emerging therapies. Dr David Brown, Retinal Consultants of Texas.

David Brown’s attendance has been supported through Bayer sponsorship of the YRS meeting. Bayer has had no input to the content of Dr Brown’s presentation.

9.55 ‘Anatomical Endpoints with Dual Inhibition: How important are they'? #

Dr Dilsher Dhoot, California Retina Consultant.

Roche Products Limited has provided financial support for this meeting but has had no involvement in the agenda other than this organised presentation. This is a promotional session and will include discussions about Roche products.

10.20 Discussion

 Debate 1: addressing unmet needs in nAMD. Chair: Mrs Archana Airody

                                                                    Time for a co-ordinated screening programme for nAMD in the UK

10.35 Yes. Richard Gale, York

10.45 No. Peter Scanlon, Oxford

10.55 Discussion


                                            Debate 2: A virtual service should be the mainstay of managing patients with AMD.

11.35 Yes. Louise Downey, Hull

11.45 No Tariq Aslam, Manchester

11.55 Discussion

12.05 Lecture: Automated detection of treatable Macular Disease in the community; is it coming soon Pearse Keane, Moorfields Eye Hospital

12.25 Discussion

12:30 Lunch and Exhibition

Symposium: Update in the Management of Uveitis Chair: Greg Heath

13.30 Assessing Endpoints in Uveitis: measuring what matters: Nick Beare

13.45 Discussion:

13.55 Emerging therapies in Uveitis : treating what matters:  Nick Beare

14.05 Discussion

Case presentations: Contemporary AMD or Uveitis Cases

Chair : Divya Venogopal TBC

(7 min presentations, 3 min questions)

14.15 – Presentations

                                        Debate 3: Complement inhibition therapies for Geographic Atrophy will be a paradigm shift.

14.45 Yes, Ian Pearce, Liverpool

14.55 No, James Talks, Newcastle

15.05 Discussion


 Keynote presentations Chair: Richard Gale

 15.45 Which Cell and Gene therapies will be in clinical practice within 5 years?

 Dilsher Dhoot, California Retina Consultants

 16.05 Managing side effects of emerging therapies for AMD. David Brown

 16.25 Discussion ‘Ask the experts’.

16.45 Summary and close.

Meeting Venue and Directions


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