Eye and Vision Research Symposia

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(left photo, l-r) Victoria McCullough, Kathryn Vecellio and Judith Murat Grubman
(right photo, l-r) Michael Crimi and Richard Harte

From Society Scene, A marketing publication of the Sun-Sentinel Company

March 4, 2009

The latest innovations in vision science and the most important new treatments for macular degeneration and other blinding eye diseases were the topics when the Schepens Eye Research Institute presented its complimentary symposia series to more than 900 guests at three sites on Florida's East coast.

The annual "Eye and Vision Research Symposia" were held earlier this month at the Boca Raton Marriott, the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and at a private club in Vero Beach

Presented as a public service, the symposia series included a display of low vision aids courtesy of Magnifying America, a sponsor of the event. Volunteers from the Junior League of  Boca Raton assisted at the  Boca Raton symposium, with Palm Beach Friends of Schepens Eye Research Institute volunteered at the West Palm Beach venue

The Ankeny Director of Research at the Institute and an internationally recognized expert on antibiotic resistant bacteria, Dr. Michael Gilmore, was joined at the podium by renowned retinal transplantation researcher Dr. Michael Young and patient liaison Richard A. Godfrey. Clinical partner Dr. David Snyder of Delray Eye Associates, presented reports on current treatments to the audiences in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.

The Honorable Rodney Eielson of  Boynton Beach, Dr. Snyder and his wife Marsha of  Boca Raton served as honorary chairpersons of the Boca Raton symposium. Kathryn Vecellio and Judith Murat Grubman, both of Palm Beach; and Victoria McCullough of  Wellington served as honorary chairwomen of the Palm Beach event.

Grand benefactors of the symposia series were Ms. McCullough, Judge Eielson, the Daphne S. Culpeper Memorial Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Vecellio, John Palmer and the Magnifying Center.