48th Macula Society Annual Meeting
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Charlotte Harbor, Florida
February 12-15, 2025

Registration Opens: September 9, 2024

Early Bird 1 Ends: November 16, 2024
Early Bird 2 Ends: January 16, 2025

Key 2024 Dates


Event Opens Closes
2024-2025 Research Grant Application  7/1/2024 9/6/2024
2025 Gragoudas Award (ONLY) Nominations 7/1/2024 8/19/2024
2025 Membership Applications (membership status available by Oct 15th) 8/1/2024 9/13/2024
2025 Award Nominations 8/1/2024 9/20/2024
48th Annual Meeting Registration 9/9/2024
48th Annual Meeting - Abstract Submissions 9/9/2024 10/18/2024
48th Annual Meeting - Corporate Support Opportunities 8/1/2024
48th Annual Meeting - First Early Bird Registration Ends 11/16/2024
48th Annual Meeting - Second Early Bird Registration Ends 1/16/2025
2025 Dues Payments 11/1/2024

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.

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Officers (2023-2024)
SriniVas R. Sadda, MD
Executive Secretary and Founder:
Lawrence J. Singerman, MD
Julia A. Haller, MD
Judy E. Kim, MD Treasurer: Richard F. Spaide, MD
Committee Chairs
Glenn J. Jaffe, MD
Anita Agarwal, MD
Lloyd P. Aiello, MD, PhD
Endowment Committee: 
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD Meeting Planning:
Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM
Ivana K. Kim, MD
David Sarraf, MD
Amani Fawzi, MD
Dilraj S. Grewal, MD
International Membership:
Gemmy Cheung, MD
Young Member Representative:
Katherine E. Talcott, MD
AAO Representative:
Sunir J. Garg, MD, FACS
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
Carol L. Shields, MD
Mark W. Johnson, MD
Glenn J. Jaffe, MD
Immediate Past President
Daniel F. Martin, MD
Member News

White Dot Syndrome Survey

We are administering a survey study about white dot syndromes (WDS) to understand the insights of uveitis and retina specialists about these complex and varied entities.

We invite you to participate in this study by completing an online survey. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete. You can skip questions that you do not want to answer or stop the survey at any time. The survey is anonymous, ensuring that no one will be able to link your answers back to you. Please do not include your name or other information that could be used to identify you in the survey responses. 

Please contact Jessica Shantha (Jessica.shantha@ucsf.edu) with questions about this study. This survey has been approved by the UCSF Institutional Review Board. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, you can call the UCSF Institutional Review Board at 415-476-1814. Being in this study is optional. 

If you want to participate, click https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9QxLr2r2IQc4Drg. We thank you for your participation and contribution. The survey will be open until April 1, 2024. 

On behalf of the MÜV Study Group for IUSG

Macula Society Members in the News

Macula Society Endowment Fund

The Macula Society Educational Endowment provides a revenue stream to fund various educational initiatives in perpetuity, independent of year-to-year fluctuations in corporate support and other society income sources.

Rosario Brancato Retina Award

It is with my great pleasure that I announce that Rosario Brancato Retina Award has been established again this year and will be awarded during the 8th OCT & RETINA FORUM (Milan, 21st – 22nd March).  

Our goal is to institute an award in the field of the retina to commemorate Professor Rosario Brancato, a person who dedicated his entire life to the treatment of patients affected by retinal diseases, contributing as a pioneer to the introduction of fluorescein angiography, OCT examinations and laser therapy. 

The award will be recognized to a doctor (<45 yrs) who meets the requirements listed on the web site www.brancatoaward.eu  

The DRCR Retina Network is planning an exciting new Phase III clinical trial to prevent visual acuity loss due to radiation retinopathy (RR). Eligible participants will be randomized to receive either repeated injections of anti-VEGF, long-active steroid, or observation following treatment of choroidal melanoma with I-125 plaque brachytherapy. 

Any interested physicians or clinical sites should contact drcrnet@jaeb.org to learn more about joining the Network.

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