UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


AMD Day 2014

Saturday 5 July 2014 (10 am - 4 pm); Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

A lecture hall full of people sitting in front of a screen

6 August 2019

AMD Day 2014 was a free one-day event to provide an opportunity for people with macular degeneration to interact with charities, researchers and healthcare professionals. Patients heard first-hand the progress being made in world-leading research into gene and stem cell therapies to treat different forms of macular degeneration and discussed the future of our research to ensure it focuses on the aspects of AMD that are most important to people living with AMD.

The uniqueness of this day was that our patients set the agenda to ensure our panel of specialists (doctors, scientists, counsellors and nurses) focus on the topics most important to those that attended. 

Our researchers and clinicians also heard about the attendees' personal experiences and insights to ensure our future research better meets patients' needs and aspirations.

AMD Day was organised by the Department of Genetics at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and is funded by the NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre, a grant from the Wellcome Trust and by the Macular Society.

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