Scientific Program

Thursday, 6th September 2007

13:00 Introduction
Daniel Pauleikhoff
(Münster, Germany)

Welcome address on behalf of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
Frank G. Holz
(Bonn, Germany)

1st Session:
Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Genetics

Chairmen: Ronald Klein (Madison, USA)
Hans-Werner Hense (Münster, Germany)
1   L Hugh H.Taylor (Melbourne, Australia)
AMD - burden of illness in the western world
2   R Ronald Klein, S. Meuer, M. Knudtson (Madison, USA)
Epidemiology of reticular drusen
3   L BurAstrid Meister, Astrid Meister, M. Dietzel, D. Pauleikhoff, H.-W. Hense (Münster, Germany)
Risk factors for AMD in the MARS-Study
4   P Hendrik P. N. Scholl (Bonn, Germany)
Complement factor H and LOC387715 gene polymorphisms and their correlation with risk and progression of AMD
5   L Eric Souied (Créteil, France)
Sibling Study on Age-Related Maculopathy
6   L Hans-Werner Hense, A. Farwick, M. Stoll, D. Pauleikhoff (Münster, Germany)
Genetic analysis in epidemiological studies - experience of the MARS-study
7   P Carel B. Hoyng, C. Boon, B.J. Klevering, F. Cremers, A. den Hollander (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Genetic findings in early-onset drusen maculopathy
8   P Victor Chong, E. Fletcher, T. Adewoyin, V. Calder (London, Great Britain)
Biomarkers for age-related macular degeneration
9   P Temi Adewoyin, E. Fletcher, V. Calder, V. Chong (London, Great Britain)
Matrix protein profiling in patients with age-related macular degeneration
10   P Emily Fletcher, T. Adewoyin, V. Calder, V. Chong (London, Great Britain)
Cytokine profiling in patients with age-related macular degeneration
11   L Andrew Webster (London, Great Britain)
Genotyp-phenotyp correlation in AMD
12   L Alan C. Bird (London, Great Britain)
Perspectives of AMD genetics: How to proceed, what to expect?

Coffee break in the industrial exhibition area

2nd Session:
Pathogenetic Concepts

Chairmen: Gregory S. Hageman (Iowa City, USA)
Philip J. Luthert (London, Great Britain)
13   L Peter F. Zipfel (Jena, Germany)
Role of complement factor H in health and disease
14   L Philip J. Luthert (London, Great Britain)
Phenotypic analysis of aged mice with complement factor H gene deletion - a multidisciplinary approach
15   L Gregory S. Hageman (Iowa City, USA))
Aberrant complement activation and regulation in age-related macular degeneration
16   P Susanne Wasmuth, M. Hennig, M. Trieschmann, G. Spital, A. Lommatzsch, D. Pauleikhoff (Münster, Germany)
Biological reactions of retinal pigment epithelial cells on complement challenge in vitro
17   P Peter Charbel Issa, S. Janzer, F. Börnke, L. Fritsche, T. Wienker, B.H.F. Weber, M. Oppermann, H.P.N. Scholl, F.G. Holz (Bonn, Germany)
Signs of systemic complement activation in patients with age-related macular degeneration
18   P Bettine Polak, P. Ringens, J. Worst (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Physiological vitreous changes may contribute to the pathogenesis of atrophic and neovascular AMD
19   L Dean Bok (Los Angeles, USA)
Perspectives on AMD pathogenesis: How to proceed, what to expect
18:00 Drinks and get together in the industrial exhibition / Kongresshaus