Webinar: The New Management of IRD Patients in the Era of Gene Therapy – A Team Approach

A medical education program for a broad Canadian medical audience focused on inherited retinal diseases and gene therapy. It will include 6 short talks (~ 10 min each) on IRD patient journey + Panel discussion on the Multidisciplinary Management of a IRD patient and a 30 min Live QnA with all the faculty members.

Date: Thursday April 29, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM EDT


  • When to suspect an inherited retinal disease (IRD) – the first consultation – Dr. Ana Juricic
  • The complexities of identifying a genetic diagnosis: a team approach – Dr. Ian MacDonald, MSc, MD, CM and Leslie Colvin James, B.Sc., M.Sc
  • The significance of finding the causal gene in a patient with IRD – Dr. Robert Koenekoop, MD, PhD
  • Treatments for IRDs in the era of gene therapies – Dr. Ajoy Vincent, MBBS, MS
  • Role of retinal specialists in the IRD landscape – Dr. Peter Kertes, MD, CM, FRCSC
  • Optimizing remaining vision and adapting to new vision – Dr. Ana Juricic
  • Panel discussion- All faculty – Chaired by Dr. Ana Juricic
  • Live Q&A

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This program is supported Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.