Scientific Program

Friday, 7th September 2007


3rd Session:
The role of Bruch's Membrane

Chairmen: Dean Bok (Los Angeles, USA)
Christine A. Curicio (Birmingham, USA)
20   L Robyn Guymer (Melbourne, Australia)
Changes in Bruch's Membrane and AMD
21   L Christine A. Curcio, M. Rudolf, C.-M. Li, M. Clark, M.F. Chimento, N.E. Medeiros (Birmingham, USA)
Microscopic Differences between Macular and Extra-Macular Drusen from Eyes with Early Age-Related Maculopathy (ARM)
22   P Martin Rudolf, K. Sloan, I. Rudolf, C.-M. Li, C. Curcio (Birmingham, USA)
Topography of Esterified Cholesterol Deposition in Human Bruch Membrane (BrM) Wholemounts
23   P Daniel Pauleikhoff, P. Hermans, S. Wasmut, A. Lommatzsch (Münster, Germany)
Composition of basal laminar deposits and its pathogentic implications
24   P Yosyp Saldan (Vinnytsya, Ukraine)
Permeability disturbance of Bruch's membrane is precondition of AMD
25   L Ali A. Hussain (London, Great Britain)
Preventive targets for modulating Bruch's membrane ageing

Coffee break in the industrial exhibition area

4th Session:
RPE, Imaging and Geographic atrophy

Chairmen: Mike E. Boulton (Galveston, USA)
Frank G. Holz (Bonn, Germany)
26   L Mike E. Boulton (Galveston, USA)
Factors for outer retina atrophy
27   L Jürgen Kopitz (Heidelberg, Germany)
Lysosomal dysfunction in the RPE
28   L Janet R. Sparrow, J. Zhou, B. Westlund, S.R. Kim (New York, USA)
Bis-retinoid Pigments of RPE Lipofuscin and macular degeneration
29   P Tim U. Krohne, N. K. Stratmann, F.G. Holz, J. Kopitz (Bonn/Heidelberg, Germany)
RPE cell phagocytosis of oxidatively modified POS, lipofuscinogenesis and transcytosis of undegraded POS proteins
30   P Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, M. Fleckenstein, H.P.N. Scholl, F.W. Fitzke, A.C. Bird, F.G. Holz (London, Great Britain / Bonn, Germany)
Fundus autofluorescence imaging in AMD
31   P Thomas Theelen (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Automated analysis of fundus autofluorescence in patients with macular diseases
32   L Frank G. Holz, M. Fleckenstein, A. Bindewald-Wittich, S. Schmitz-Valckenberg, A.P. Goebel, C. Adrion, U. Mansmann for the FAM-Study Group, H.P.N. Scholl (Bonn/Munich, Germany)
Determinants for geographic atrophy progression and feasability of interventional studies
33   P Monika Fleckenstein, A. Bindewald-Wittich, S. Schmitz-Valckenberg, A.P. Goebel, C. Adrion, H.P.N. Scholl, U. Mansmann, F.G. Holz (Bonn/Munich, Germany)
Intraindividual symmetry of phenotypes in late atrophic AMD
34   P Ulrich Kellner, S. Kellner, S. Weinitz (Siegburg, Germany)
Comparison of near-infrared autofluorescence and fundus autofluorescence in patients with age-related macular degeneration
35   P Joanna Dolar-Szczasny, J. Mackiewicz, Z. Zagórski (Lublin, Poland)
Fundus autofluorescence patterns in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration

Lunch and coffee break

5th Session:
Macular Pigment

Chairmen: Erik van Kuijk (Galveston, USA)
Tos J. M. Berendschot (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
36   L Tos J. M. Berendschot (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Genetic predisposition for MP distribution
37   L Erik van Kuijk (Galveston, USA)
Photopic and scotopic fine matrix mapping of retinal areas of increased fundus autofluorescence in patients with age-related maculopathy
38   L Meike Trieschmann (Münster, Germany)
Supplementation of MP: possibilities and influencing factors
39   L Stephen Beatty (Waterford, Ireland)
The rationale and evidence for the putative protective effect that macular pigment confers against AMD
40   P Christian Karl Brinkmann, U.E.K. Wolf-Schnurrbusch, S.P. Rothenbuehler, S. Wolf (Bern, Switzerland)
Food Frequency Questionnaire Bern: A multifactorial analysis of influential factors on macular pigment density and distribution
41   P Martha Dietzel, D. Pauleikhoff, H.W. Hense (Münster, Germany)
Macular pigment distribution and risk for AMD in the MARS-Study

Coffee break in the industrial exhibition area

6th Session:
Prophylaxis and Diagnostics in AMD

Chairmen: Gabriele E. Lang (Ulm, Germany)
Daniel Pauleikhoff (Münster, Germany)
42   L Gabriele E. Lang (Ulm, Germany)
Biophysical changes in Bruch's membrane and its relevance in the pathogenesis of AMD
43   L Horst Helbig (Regensburg, Germany)
Cataract surgery - a risk factor for AMD progression?
44   P Nikolaos Evangelou, G. Georgariou, A. Charonis, S. Savvidis (Kallithea, Greece)
Analysis of the tomographical profile of the macula before and after YAG laser capsulotomy
45   P Michael Stur, E. Ergun, G. Fischer (Vienna/ Graz, Austria)
Real time lesion tracking in ocular fundus image sequences using a scanning digital ophthalmoscope
46   P Andrea Hassenstein (Hamburg, Germany)
The Clinical relevance of the new digital integration method (DIM) for the precise correlation of FLA and OCT findings
47   R Andreas W. A.Weinberger, C. Eddahabi, C. Gummersbach, P. Walter (Aachen, Germany)
Near infrared (NIR) imaging in exudative age-related macular degeneration

40 years Fluorescein Angiography in AMD:
History of Fluorescein Angiography

Introduction: Daniel Pauleikhoff (Münster, Germany)
48   L Jean Jacques de Laey (Gent, Belgium)
40 years FA: Development of angiographic diagnostics in macular diseases
49   L Koichi Shimizu (Tokyo, Japan)
40 years FA: Why always the macula?
20:00 Gala Dinner
Bénazet-Saal, Kurhaus Baden-Baden