Meeting Highlights At
S. Slakter, M.D.
It is with great pleasure that we present this
special edition of Retinal Physician focused on highlights from the 2nd Annual
Retinal Physician Symposium held at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas this past
May. For those of you who were lucky enough to attend, I believe you will agree
that we not only heard the latest updates in our field, but had a unique opportunity
to interact with the presenters and fellow attendees in a lively and informative
manner. For those of you who could not join us, we hope you will find this recap
of events to be valuable in giving you some idea of what took place, as well as
to pique your interest in next year's meeting.
As you will see, a major focus of the meeting was
in the area of exudative age-related macular degeneration. We were privileged to
witness the first presentation of the PIER data as well as listen to lead investigators
and other physicians comment on the latest ranibizumab research and how they are
putting this new treatment into practice. We also looked at other angiogenesis inhibitors
and the possibility of treatment strategies for neovascular AMD by hitting the disease
process from all angles.
Obviously, there is more to retina than just AMD, and additional
highlights from topics such as intraocular tumors, surgical therapeutic approaches,
pediatric retina and retinal vascular occlusive disease were presented.
JOIN US NEXT YEAR
We hope you enjoy this recap of events and
certainly hope you will join us next year at the 3rd Annual Retinal Physician
Symposium at Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers, Fla.
also want to thank Genentech for their support of this special issue of Retinal
Retinal Physician, Issue: September 2006