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Convening Yale Lecture: “New Visions in Macular Degeneration and Retinal Diseases” by Prof. Ron Adelman

October 30, 2013 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm EDT

Ron Adelman, MD

Ron Adelman MD


From: Lisa Rathsack
Subject: Yale SOM Invitation – Dr. Adelman Lecture


Dear Yale Science and Engineering Association Inc. Members,


The Dean’s Office at the Yale School of Management cordially invites you to attend this month’s Convening Yale featuring Dr. Ron Adelman ’11, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale Medical School and Director of Retina and Macula Service.


Dr. Adelman will discuss his research interests in “New Visions on Macular Degeneration and Retina Diseases” moderated by Professor Shyam Sunder on Wednesday, October 30th from 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. in the Steinbach Lounge located at 52 Hillhouse Avenue.


Light refreshments will be served to those who register here. Thank you in advance for sharing this with your group members.


Lisa Rathsack
Yale School of Management


BIO: Ron A. Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Dr. Adelman is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Director of Retina and Macula Service at Yale University School of Medicine and Associate Medical Director of Yale Eye Center. He is an internationally recognized expert in diseases and surgery of macula, retina and vitreous and has been invited faculty in 12 countries.  He currently serves as President-Elect of Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and Secretary of European Vitreo-Retinal Society.


He has received the “Honor Award” and “Senior Honor Award” of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the “Achievement Award” of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been recognized by the Lions of Connecticut as “Knight of the Blind” for “outstanding work throughout the state and in the global community.” Dr. Adelman’s education includes a Master of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, an MBA from Yale School of Management, an Ophthalmology residency and a Retina fellowship at the Harvard Medical School. During his years at Harvard, he received many awards, including the Club Vit Fellow Research Award, the Ron G. Michels Fellowship Award, and Fellow of the Year 2000. He has been at the forefront of new advancements in macular and retinal diseases and has been Principal Investigator of numerous clinical trials. Dr. Adelman has published extensively, primarily in the area of retina and macular diseases and surgery, with over 70 publications and 200 abstracts.


ABSTRACT: New Visions in Macular Degeneration and Retinal Diseases

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of legal blindness in the United States.  There are over 10 million people affected by this condition and one third of senior citizens suffer from AMD.  Until year 2006 there was no effective treatment for this disease.  In recent years there have been significant advances in management of macular degeneration.  Additionally, there are several new and innovative therapies in pipeline.  We will discuss the clinical findings and advances in diagnosis and management of macular degeneration.


October 30, 2013
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
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