Program Description: 

Ocular gene therapy is an emerging area for the treatment of inherited retinal diseases. The surgical considerations for this novel approach to treatment will be presented.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  
Target audience: 
  • Community Eye Care Professionals
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Medical students
  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows  
  • Vision Scientists 
Learning objectives: 

At the end of this session, I will be able to:

  1. To understand the indications for ocular gene therapy
  2. To learn that surgical considerations for subretinal gene therapy
  3. To demonstrate intraoperative optical coherence tomography findings during subretinal gene therapy
Faculty & credentials: 

Planning Committee:

William J. Wirostko, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Medical College of Wisconsin



Andreas K.  Lauer, MD

Professor and Thiele-Petti Chair of Ophthalmology

Casey Eye Institute-Oregon Health & Science University



All persons in control of content has no relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of: 

In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved

Name CompanyRole
Andreas Lauer, MDNIH/NEIPrincipal Investigator
Oxford BioMedica


Mary Schafer
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-7840
Session date: 
04/03/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am CDT
Medical College of WI- Eye Institute
925 N 87th Street
Lower Level Conference Room
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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