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Junior Research Grant:
Senior Research Grant:
Retina Foundation of Canada is inviting you to the following program: (see invitation as PDF)
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
Special guest: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
or firstname.lastname@example.orgIn 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. Professionals only.
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.
Photobr was even more successful than last year. Continue reading Chairman’s Report: 2013
Winners of the Junior Investigator, Clinical Retina Research Grant ($5000 each):
- Dr. Jonathan Micieli, University of Toronto
- Project: Trends in Retina Subspecialization in Canada
- Dr. Anastasia Neufeld, Dalhousie University
- Project: Analysis of Macular Pigment Density in Patients with Asymmetric Age-Related Macular Degeneration
The medical advisory committee welcomes new members:
- Dr Wai-Ching Lam (Toronto)
- Dr Amin Kherani (Calgary)
- Dr James Whelan (St. John’s)
These are in addition to existing members:
- Dr John Galic
- Dr John Chen
- Dr Danny Gauthier
- Dr Jean-Daniel Arbour
Competition for fellowship and research bursary has now closed and review process is ongoing. Winners will be announced at our COS meeting in June.
The mission of the Retina Foundation of Canada is to cure retina disease and preserve vision.
The goal of this newly established fellowship prize is to facilitate the development of Canadian retina specialists in order to increase accessibility to care for the Canadian public. Download the application: 2013 Retina Canada Fellowship Application (right click to save to your computer) Continue reading Fellowship Fund: Now Reviewing
2012 has been a critical, exciting and fulfilling year for the Foundation!
It was our first full year of operations – earlier years were spent in building the very important legal and financial support systems. The foundation was now secure and it was time to start work on the infrastructure. Continue reading CHAIRMAN’S 2012 REPORT
The Retina Foundation of Canada has launched its inaugural fund-raising photo contest: photobr.org
Do you like participating in charitable campaigns with catchy, month-themed names?
Do you enjoy having functional eyes?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the previous questions, I urge you to check out ‘Photobr’, a month-long photo contest being put on by the Retina Foundation of Canada. You’ll be supporting a great cause, and you can win great prizes like an iPad 3.
1. Visit http://photobr.org/index.php
2. Register and then post a cool picture that you have taken. The idea is to celebrate your vision.
3. Ask friends and family to support your picture by clicking on the picture and making a tax deductible donation of any size.
4. Spread the word.
Thanks for participating!
The Retina Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the winners of its Clinical Research Grant.