World-renowned experts attend 7th EURETINA Winter Meeting in Vienna

Colin Kerr

Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Prof. Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth who chaired the 7th EURETINA Winter Meeting

The 7th EURETINA Winter Meeting took place on Saturday 28 January 2017 at the Medical University of Vienna. The meeting was chaired by local host, Prof. Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, and featured an international faculty of world-renowned experts in retina.
The meeting comprised three sessions, the first focused on the topic of Neovascular AMD. This session was presented by a prestigious and mostly transatlantic panel including Glen Jaffe, Rick Spaide, Nadia Khalida Waheed and Magali Saint-Geniez, each discussing the topic of NAMD therapy and targets. Prof. Giuseppe Querques from Milan closed the session with a presentation on ‘Contribution of OCT-A’.
The second session entitled ‘Geographic Atrophy: Progression & Prognosis’, was chaired by Rick Spaide. It once again included a high-profile panel of international experts, who concluded the session with a round table discussion on ‘Understanding pathophysiology to predict progression’.
Lastly the afternoon session on ‘Computational Image Analyses: Virtual Visualisation of Reality’, was chaired by Viennese expert, Georg Langs, and opened with a keynote lecture presented by Daniel Rueckert on ‘Learning clinically useful information from medical images’.
Poster submissions were also presented during the meeting, with authors available to discuss their work during programme breaks. A first prize plaque was awarded by EURETINA President, Jan van Meurs, to Dr Ruofan Han (University of Oxford) for her work on a poster entitled, ‘Optimisation of adaptation time require for conduct of Maia microperimetry visual field testing’.