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Expert Series: LCHADD Retinopathy Update: Moving Toward a Treatment

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November 1 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

Having a better understanding of what things are associated with LCHADD retinopathy can provide insight towards developing treatment. During this presentation, Dr. Gillingham will provide an update on the current results of a natural history study of 40 patients with LCHADD. She will also discuss what factors are associated with retinal structure and function, and how blood biomarkers or genetics might be related. Lastly, Dr. Gillingham will update our FAOD community about her lab’s efforts to treat retinopathy in an LCHADD mouse.

About the Speaker

Melissa A. Walker, MD, PhD

Melissa A. Walker, MD, PhD is a fourth year trainee in the Massachusetts General Hospital Child Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Walker’s clinical and scientific interests focus on improving the understanding and treatment of primary mitochondrial disorders. Dr. Walker received her MD and PhD degrees from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, New York. She trained in Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts.