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19th Annual Meeting of the FRQS Vision Health Research Network

The 19th annual meeting of the FRQS Vision Health Research Network was held on November 22, 2013 at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure. This year again, the event reached attendance records and we are very proud of it.

Particular emphasis was made on the new research program on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that is of the Network’s responsibility.The afternoon session covered the different aspects of this question, from a more basic to more clinical point of view. The expertise of the guest speaker, Martin Friedlander, MD, PhD, Scripps Research Institute, CA, allowed exploration of the topic of stem cells, a highly promising aspect for the future treatment of AMD.

Finally, students also actively participated by submitting various proposals on how we could develop a structured program of research on AMD in Quebec. We congratulate our students for the quality of their various interventions and their numerous presentations throughout the day. Awards were given to many of them for this purpose.