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Beyond the Science: Perspectives on Genetic Testing for IRDs

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    Genetic testing has become a hot topic with patients, families, health care providers and many others within the inherited retinal disease (IRD) community. Eye Want 2 Know brought to you by Spark Therapeutics, is pleased to bring you a special educational evening featuring genetic testing stories and experiences as told from the patient, advocate and health care professional perspectives.

    Join the IRD community at this limited-seating event on World Sight Day, October 10 in San Francisco to hear first-hand genetic testing accounts, including:
    Danelle Umstead, blind Paralympian and former Dancing with the Stars contestant
    Elias Traboulsi, MD, M.Ed., Head of the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Director of the Center for Genetic Eye Diseases at Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute
    Chris Moen, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Choroideremia Research Foundation
    Meghan DeBenedictis, MS, LGC, M.Ed., Licensed, Certified Genetic Counselor and Coordinator at Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute
    WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 5:00PM-7:00PM
    WHERE: Town Hall at Galvanize, San Francisco

    Genetic testing has become a hot topic with patients, families, health care providers and many others within the inherited retinal disease (IRD) community. Eye Want 2 Know brought to you by Spark Therapeutics, is pleased to bring you a special educational evening featuring genetic testing stories and experiences as told from the patient, advocate and health care professional perspectives.

    Join the IRD community at this limited-seating event on World Sight Day, October 10 in San Francisco to hear first-hand genetic testing accounts, including:

    Danelle Umstead, blind Paralympian and former Dancing with the Stars contestant

    Elias Traboulsi, MD, M.Ed., Head of the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Director of the Center for Genetic Eye Diseases at Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute

    Chris Moen, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Choroideremia Research Foundation

    Meghan DeBenedictis, MS, LGC, M.Ed., Licensed, Certified Genetic Counselor and Coordinator at Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute


    WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 5:00PM-7:00PM

    WHERE: Town Hall at Galvanize, San Francisco