| 27 February 2017

News from Brazil: Retina Research Event for Rare Disease Day

As Part of Rare Disease Day 2017 Retina Brazil sponsored a symposium in São Paulo to update their member’s on relevant current issues, such as genotyping. Coordinated by Dr. Juliana Sallum, the symposium, called “Eyes for Good Citizenship”, took place amidst an ophthalmological congress and was aimed at patients and their families.

The event gathered a significant part of the low vision community of São Paulo. The speakers were focused and extremely informative and educative, enabling patients and their representatives to easily comprehend the complex issues involving genetics and cellular therapies.

The programme focused on pertinent topics such as:

What is genotyping ?

Fabiana Louise Teixeira Motta

 

Cultivated cells process

Fernando Henrique Lojudice

 

Cellular therapy

Rodrigo Antonio Brant Fernandes

 

Stargardt

Mariana Vallim Salles

 

Choroideremia

Elaine Castro Costa Santos

 

Leber Congenital Amaurosis 

Juliana Maria Ferraz Sallum

 

Rehabilitation

Mirna Yae Yassuda Tamura

 

My child is struggling to see. What now?

Marcia Spesato Tozatti

 

Genotyping and retina dystrophy

Juliana Maria Ferraz Sallum

 

The event was concluded with a Q&A session.

 

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