Speakers for Public Engagement Day include Ben Shaberman, Foundation Fighting Blindness, USA, Dr. Emma Duignan, The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital and Professor David Keegan, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mater Hospital.
We will also welcome Avril Daly, CEO of Retina International and Breandan Ward, leadership coach, consultant and advocate. We are thrilled to have the wonderful Fighting Blindness Visionaries Choir join us on the day, amongst many others.
Retina is kindly supported by Roche, Specsavers, Abbvie and Novartis.
Read the full agenda for Retina 2022 Public Engagement Day here.
Public Engagement Day 10am – 2pm: Agenda subject to change/additions.
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome: Morning has broken – Visionaries Choir
10:30 – 10:35 Opening Address: We are Fighting Blindness, Finbarr Roche, CEO of Fighting Blindness
10:35 – 10:55 The Fight Goes On. Video address from Michael Griffith
10:55 – 11:15 Life changes – and the most adaptable thrive. Breandan Ward, Xavier Society for the Blind
11:15 – 11:30 Peer Support – The partner’s perspective. Kathryn Sinnott, Fighting Blindness and Clodagh O’Donovan
11:30 – 11:45 Clinical trials must address the patients’ needs. Avril Daly, Retina International
11:45 – 12:15 Break
12:15 – 12:35 Panel discussion, Dr Ellen Moran, Fighting Blindness, joined by Dr Natalie Hudson and Dr Nikolas Pontikos
12:35 – 12:45 Developments in eye health. Video address from Professor David Keegan, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mater Hospital
12:45 – 13:15 Stay Healthy: Good Eye Health Q&A. Dr. Emma Duignan, Consultant Ophthalmologist, The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital
13:15 – 13:25 Trinity College Dublin and Fighting Blindness: The story so far. Video presentation
13:25 – 13:55 The treatments currently being developed in eye care. Ben Shaberman, Foundation Fighting Blindness, USA
13:55 – 14:00 The Eric Beggs Award
14:00 – 14:05 Paddy Byrne Empowerment Award. Supported by Novartis
14:05 – 14:15 Closing Address. Finbarr Roche, CEO of Fighting Blindness
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