WEBINAR July 21st, 2023

for Neurologists and Ophthalmologist

Webinar time:

19.00 – CET (Central European Time)
13.00 – EST (Eastern Standard Time)
10.00 – 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

Professor of Ophthalmology and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (UK)
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge (UK)
University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)

Rustum Karanjia, MD

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


19.00 – 19.10 LHON DISEASE DESCRIPTION (Patrick Yu-Wai-Man)
• Introduction and background
• Epidemiology
• Disease demographics

19.10 – 19.20 Proposed pathophysiology (Alfredo A. Sadun)
• Mitochondrial gene defects
• Anatomical and metabolic consideration

19.20 – 19.30 LHON CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS (Rustum Karanjia)

19.30 – 19.40 DIAGNOSIS (Nancy J. Newman)
• Differential Diagnosis
• Clinical and Genetic diagnosis

LHON Management and Therapies

19.40 – 19.50 Visual prognosis and recovery (Nancy J. Newman)
19.50 – 20.00 Therapy/Management (Alfredo A. Sadun)
20.00 – 20.10 Follow up (Rustum Karanjia)
20.10 – 20.30 Take home messages and panel discussion with cases and Q&A

Official language


Continuing Medical Education

he Webinar on LHON, Webinar on line, Italy, 21/07/2023 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

Download Program

click here to download

Registration Information

Educational grants are available for Neurologists/Ophtalmomlogists from all over the World belonging to private or public institutions involved in the diagnostic process of rare diseases. In order to apply for an educational grant.

click here to apply indicating your affiliation and your profession

Registration without an educational grant/coupon

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


Central European Time

CME Provider 362 – Organizing Secretariat

First Class – Meetings and Conferences
Via Vittoria Colonna, 40 – 20149 Milano
Tel. +39 02 30066329 – Fax 0586.349920
Viale Italia, 173 – 57128 Livorno
Tel. +39 0586 849804 – Fax: +39 0586 349920