WEBINAR July 22nd , 2021 for Neurologists

Webinar time:

16.30 – CET (Central European Time)
10.30 – EST (Eastern Standard Time)
07.30 – PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Speaker Panel:

Nancy J. Newman, MD

LeoDelle Jolley Chair in Ophthalmology
Director, Section of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology
Instructor in Neurological Surgery,
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA, USA

Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD

Thornton Chair, Doheny Eye Institute
Vice-Chair, Ophthalmology, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, MD, PhD

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (UK)
University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)

Rustum Karanjia, MD

Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair (Research)
University of Ottawa (Canada)


16.30 – 16.40 LHON DISEASE DESCRIPTION (Patrick Yu-Wai-Man)
• Introduction and background
• Epidemiology
• Disease demographics

16.40 – 16.50 Proposed pathophysiology (Alfredo A. Sadun)
• Mitochondrial gene defects
• Anatomical and metabolic consideration

16.50 – 17.00 LHON CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS (Rustum Karanjia)

17.00 – 17.10 DIAGNOSIS (Nancy J. Newman)
• Differential Diagnosis
• Clinical and Genetic diagnosis

LHON Management and Therapies

17.10 – 17.20 Visual prognosis and recovery (Nancy J. Newman)
17.20 – 17.30 Therapy/Management (Alfredo A. Sadun)
17.30 – 17.40 Follow up (Rustum Karanjia)
17.40 – 18.00 Take home messages and panel discussion with cases and Q&A

Official language


Continuing Medical Education

The Webinar on LHON, Webinar on line, Italy,22/07/2021-22/07/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 1 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

The Course was granted 1,5 Italian CME credits

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(registration fee Euro 200 + vat 22% if due)


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