26 March 2018
Source: Macular Society
Leading UK sight loss charity the Macular Society has announced the dates for four regional roadshows which will highlight new treatments and research into macular degeneration.
The four events, which take place throughout May and June in Cardiff, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Southampton and Ipswich, will give people with macular degeneration the chance to find out about the latest developments in treating their condition. They will also be able to hear from researchers on current medical trials.
Cathy Yelf, chief executive of the Macular Society, said: “Every year, our macular roadshows go from strength to strength as more and more people come along to find out the latest in the fight against macular disease.
“They’re a great place to showcase the different types of help and support that people can access if they have a macular condition. They also give us an opportunity to update people on all of the cutting-edge research currently being undertaken into macular disease.”
Attendees will hear from a range of leading experts including ophthalmologists, researchers and inspirational speakers. Each event will also include a low-vision equipment and services exhibition, while a light lunch will also be available.
Cathy said: “Once again, we’ve got a packed programme full of excellent speakers, and there will also be the chance for visitors to try out the latest gadgets and technology, designed to help people live their daily lives.
“Tickets are on sale now, so if you’re thinking of coming along to see us at any of the four roadshows, get in touch with us as soon as possible to book your place.”
• The Cardiff Roadshow takes place on Tuesday 8 May at Cardiff Marriot Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ
• The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Roadshow takes place on Tuesday 15 May at the Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4JA
• The Southampton Roadshow takes place on Tuesday 22 May at the Novotel, 1 West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1RA
• The Ipswich Roadshow takes place on Thursday 21 June at Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich IP1 2DA.
All four events run from 10.30am-3.30pm and are open to all those affected by macular conditions, their families, carers, friends and anyone interested in finding out more.
Entry to the events is by ticket only. Tickets are priced at £18 each and are available by calling 01264 350 551, or from the Macular Society website, http://www.macularsociety.org/roadshows, where a programme and list of speakers already confirmed for each event can also be found.
For more information on the Macular Roadshows or macular degeneration, call the Macular Society’s helpline on 0300 3030 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org