Start Date: September 25th, 2007
Start Time: 12:00PM
End Time: 1:15PM
City: Washington, DC
Contact Address: Senate Russell 385
In partnership with the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, the Alliance for Aging Research will launch the second volume of The Silver Book: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation, an almanac of 1,000s of facts and statistics on the burden of chronic disease, and the value of innovation in reducing that burden.
This volume will highlight the impact of vision loss on our aging population, highlighting the current and future technologies and innovations that are offering hope to those suffering from debilitating eye diseases.
Speakers will discuss the burden of vision loss in the United States, as well as the current landscape of vision research. The briefing, held during AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) Awareness Week 2007, will be moderated by Daniel Perry, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aging Research, and James Jorkasky, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR).
Michael B. Gorin, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Harold & Pauline Price Chair
in Ophthalmology; Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
David Rein, PhD
Mr. Hyman Shapiro, JD
Attorney and AMD patient
The briefing will be a widely attended educational event with a meal value of less than $50.
The briefing is brought to you in partnership with the National Alliance For Eye and Vision Research, and in conjunction with AMD Alliance International, Congressional Vision Caucus, and Prevent Blindness America.