Macular Carotenoids and AMD Conference

8th - 10th July 2015

Downing College, Cambridge University, UK

Waterford research to be showcased on RTÉ’s Nationwide

Waterford research to be showcased on RTÉ’s Nationwide Main Image

The work of a team of researchers based in Waterford is to be showcased during Nationwide on RTÉ One at 7pm on Wednesday (April 8). The programme will also be available online for overseas and Irish viewing through the RTÉ Player (www.rte.ie/player). Wednesday’s edition of the long-running TV series is to include a 12-minute package presented by Helen McInerney, filmed by Neilus Dennehy and Brian Walsh and edited by Conan Doyle.

The report will feature interviews with Prof John Nolan and Prof Stephen Beatty from the Vision Research Centre at Waterford Institute of Technology as well as Prof Riona Mulcahy, University Hospital Waterford and a number of UK and US contributors. Prof Nolan, Principal Investigator at the Vision Research Centre and a Fulbright Scholar, Howard Foundation Chair and European Research Council (ERC) Fellow, said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to share some of our current research work with a national TV audience of up to 300,000 through Nationwide and look forward to seeing the report being broadcast on what we know is a very popular programme.

“Indeed, we’ve seen the reach and impact of Nationwide previously with a huge public reaction when some of our earlier work was presented on the programme in 2009 and 2014. The report this week is also hopefully something a lot of viewers will see and that’s great as we continue to get terrific support from the community.”

Conference Sponsors

Headline Sponsors

MacuHealth is a Michigan Base company focused on preserving vision health and vision performance by providing the only scientifically designed, tested and proven formulations with all three carotenoids found in the eye, (Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin). Our sharp focus and commitment to “Trust The Science” is driven by our desire to help improving and preserving vision as well as preventing and managing Age-Related Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in North America. Our products are distributed in Europe by MacuVision Europe under the brand MacuShield and in the rest of the world as MacuHealth with LMZ3™ (AMD, Night Vision and Glare) and ClearVision.PRO™ (for athletes, casual and professional and outdoors persons).

Industrial Orgánica (IOSA) is a worldwide company established since 1966, and is currently one of the leaders in providing the macular carotenoids from natural sources. IOSA are committed to research and innovation with the aim to produce compounds to promote health and wellbeing. IOSA are proud to be participating at the Macular Carotenoids 2015 research conference as the Headline Sponsor.

The third international Conference solely dedicated to the macular carotenoids - lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin