New Course at HMS! Register Today

Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease

Monday • October 21, 2013
The Starr Center
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA

Earn up to 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Dear Colleague,

The objective of this course is to identify recent advances in the genetics and genomics of inherited eye disease and how this information can impact the care of affected patients and their families. Through didactic lectures with question and answer sessions, up-to-date information on disease-causing genes, gene-based tests and gene-based therapies will be provided. Presentations will include information on risk factors for common complex eye disorders such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy as well as disorders caused by highly penetrant mutations such as inherited retinal regenerations, optic atrophy and strabismus. New methodologies for gene-based testing and gene-based therapeutics as well as ethical issues related to gene testing and genetic counseling for eye disorders will be discussed. This course is intended for geneticists, ophthalmologists, genetic counselors, researchers and others interested in the genetics and genomics of eye disease.

Please register now!

Sincerely yours,

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD
Eric A. Pierce, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Engle, MD
Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD
Course Directors



Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 6.25 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

For additional course information and to register, click here.

We look forward to seeing you in October.


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