The Retina Foundation of Canada has completed another successful year – helping to increase awareness of retinal diseases, and to assist in the financing of the education of current and future retinal surgeons.
We are proud to be a trans-Canada foundation – our medical advisory committee is drawn from all parts of Canada, and our research grants and fellowships are awarded across Canada.
Don’t worry, if you missed it. Photos, videos and transcripts will be available.
Participants had great things to say about how much they learned, how important understanding retina diseases is for those afflicted and how effective prevention is. They also expressed the hope that the Foundation would be able to continue its mission of educating and creating awareness of retina diseases.
Can a Retinal Examination Provide Clues to a Person’s Risk of Stroke?
To provide an update on recent studies on the epidemiology of retinal microvascular signs
To discuss the relationship of retinal microvascular signs with risk of stroke, stroke subtypes and other cerebrovascular diseases
To discuss the potential application of retinal imaging for clinical prediction of stroke
Provost Chair Professor, National University of Singapore;
Vice-Dean, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School;
Group Director, Research, Singapore Health Services;
Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Singapore National Eye Centre;
Senior Principal Clinician-Scientist, Singapore
Professor Tien Y. Wong
Eye Research Institute
Date: Wednesday, May 21st
6:30 – 7:00: Reception
7:00 – 8:30: Conference and dinner
Where : Le Pois Penché Restaurant 1230, boul. De Maisonneuve O., Montreal
Please confirm your presence with Claudia Lachapelle at 514-237-8485
In compliance with the Rx&D Code of Conduct, this invitation is extended to health care
This program is supported in part by an educational grant from Novartis Canada Inc.
We are pleased to announce that great strides were made over the last year in achieving the Foundation’s two goals – supporting the education of retinal medical personnel and increasing public awareness of retinal diseases.
Grants and fellowships were made to three Canadians in several parts of Canada.
Dr. Jean Daniel Arbour, a retina surgeon, says existing ways of checking retinas, such as this conventional camera being used on patient Paul Lowery at Notre Dame Hospital, can see damage only after it has happened. He is pioneering a new method to detect the early signs of vision loss by using spectral photography. See the original article in the Montreal Gazette
Dr. Jean Daniel Arbour is a valued member of the Retina Foundation of Canada Medical Advisory Board.