About the Macula Society

Founded in 1977, the Macula Society is a forum for new research in retinal vascular and macular diseases. Membership is by application, with acceptance criteria including extensive contribution to retinal literature. The Macula Society recognizes outstanding achievement by its members and others through awards and lectures, and holds an annual meeting open to members, their guests, co-authors, and supporting company representatives.

Key Dates!

Here are some critical dates for the latter part of this year and early next year as we prepare for our 45th Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany.  Continue to check back for more information as these dates get closer:
  • Macula Society Memberships (New & Renewals): Opens Sept 13, 2021
  • 45th Annual Meeting (Berlin, Germany): Registration Opens Dec 1, 2021
  • 2022 Award Nominations: Opens Nov 1, 2021 - Deadline Jan 4, 2022
  • 2022 Abstract Submissions: Opens Dec 15, 2021 - Deadline Feb 10, 2022
  • 2022 Research Grant Applications: Opens Jan 5, 2022

The Macula Society
45th Annual Anniversary Meeting
Hotel Block Information

Ritz Carlton Berlin

The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Start Date:
2022 Jun 6, Mon
End Date: 2022 Jun 13, Mon
Last Day to Book: 2022 May 9, Mon

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Mark W. Johnson, MD
Executive Secretary and Founder:
Lawrence J. Singerman, MD
Glenn J. Jaffe, MD
Daniel F. Martin, MD
SriniVas Sadda, MD
Committee Chairs
Joan W. Miller, MD
Adrienne W. Scott, MD
Dean Eliott, MD
Endowment Committee: 
Paul Sternberg, Jr.
Meeting Planning:
Julia A. Haller, MD
Judy E.Kim, MD
Anita Agarwal, MD
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD
Richard F. Spaide, MD
International Membership:
Robin H. Guymer, AM, MBBS, PhD
Young Member Representative:
Nadia K. Waheed, MD
Past Presidents
Arnall Patz, MD
J. Donald M. Gass, MD
Morton F. Goldberg, MD
Robert C. Watzke, MD
Stephen J. Ryan, MD
John G. Clarkson, MD
David H. Orth, MD
Alexander J. Brucker, MD
Lee M. Jampol, MD
Thomas M. Aaberg, MD
Travis A. Meredith, MD
Kurt A. Gitter, MD
William F. Mieler, MD
Daniel Finkelstein, MD
Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD
Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
Jerry A. Shields, MD
Michael L. Klein, MD
Emily Y. Chew, MD
Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD
Neil M. Bressler, MD
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
M. Gilbert Grand, MD
Andrew P. Schachat, MD
James C. Folk, MD
H. Richard McDonald, MD
Joan W. Miller, MD
Immediate Past President
Carol L. Shields, MD
Member News

International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases & Retinoblastoma

Dear colleagues and friends,

I have the privilege to announce the 22nd ISGEDR Meeting, which will be held hybrid (virtual and in person) from September 2nd to 4th 2021 in Lausanne, Switzerland, jointly with the European Retinoblastoma Group (EURbG), the Société de Génétique Ophtalmologique Francophone (SGOF), and the European Reference Network dedicated to Rare Eye Diseases (ERN-EYE). The scientific program promises to be outstanding, covering the hotest topics in ocular genetics and retinoblastoma. This will include three named lectures, the Jules-François Lecture by Jean Bennett and Albert Maguire, the Franceschetti Medal and Lecture by Ian MacDonald and the Ellsworth Lecture by David Abramson. Looking forward to meeting you soon.
- Francis Munier President of ISGEDR
Download the Informational Flyer Here

Next DRCR Retina Network Chair Position

The DRCR Retina Network Chair is responsible for the scientific direction of the NIH funded DRCR Retina Network.  The term is for 5 years, with an opportunity to re-apply. The current term concludes December 31, 2022.  The next Network Chair term will begin January 1, 2022 as Chair-Elect and then from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2027 as Network Chair.  At least 40%, and potentially up to 50% of dedicated effort (approximately 16 to 20 business hours per week, Monday through Friday) would be needed for the Chair position beginning January 2023. 

The application process will begin in July 2021 and selection ideally will be finalized by the end of September 2021 to permit adequate time for the individual to adjust schedules accordingly.  However, we wanted to provide this update for individuals who may want to begin to consider applying for this opportunity.  More information on the Network Chair’s responsibilities and the Network’s organizational structure can be found on the public website DRCR.net (www.drcr.net) after clicking on “Information about the Network” and then clicking on “DRCR Retina Network Policies, Protocols, & Idea Submission Form” and then clicking on “DRCR Retina Network Policies.” 

The mission of the DRCR Retina Network is to conduct high quality, collaborative clinical research that improves vision and quality of life for people with retinal diseases. The DRCR Retina Network supports the identification, design, implementation, and reporting of multicenter clinical research initiatives focused on retinal disorders. Principal emphasis is placed on clinical trials, but large, highly relevant epidemiologic studies and other clinically relevant retina research may be supported as well.

43rd Annual Macula Society Scientific Program and photos

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