Two Research Projects supported by
Birdshot Uveitis Society of North America
(June 2020 - June 2021)

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1.

Biobank for the Study of Uveal and Retinal Diseases

 

Principal investigators:

(Co-PIs): Przemyslaw (Mike) Sapieha, PhD [Head of Vision Research CRHMR]

Marie-Josée Aubin, MD, MPH, MSc [Medical Head Uveitis Section]

Flavio Rezende, MD, PhD [Medical Head CUO-HMR]

Co-investigators (Junior): Sergio Crespo-Garcia, PhD, MSc Farès Antaki, MD, PGY-3

2.

      DISSECTING BIRDSHOT CHORIORETINOPATHY WITH VISUAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

AND  MULTIMODAL IMAGING:

DETECTING DISEASE EVOLUTION AND DRUG TREATMENT EFFICACY THROUGH

SEQUENTIAL ERG MONITORING AND RETINOTOPIC MAPPING OF

MACULAR FUNCTION AND STRUCTURE

 

 

Principal Investigators:

 

Ophthalmology / Uveitis (Centre universitaire d'ophtalmologie de l'Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont: CUO-HMR) −

Dr. Marie-Josée Aubin, MD, MSc, MPH (PI): overall supervision, final protocol revision, IRB submission, recruitment, clinical management, manuscript revision.

 

Co-investigators: Ophthalmology / Uveitis (CUO-HMR) −

Dr. Marie-Lyne Bélair, Dr Éric Fortin, Dr Julie Vadboncoeur : recruitment and clinical management, Professional Personnel / Visual Electrophysiologist (CUO-HMR) −

Dr. Anna Polosa, PhD: recruitment and patient coordination, protocol composition, IRB submission, ERG examination, data analysis, chart review, manuscript writing

Graduate Student (CUO-HMR) − Diane Sayah, OD, PhDc: recruitment, protocol composition, IRB submission, OCT video-imaging, image analysis, data analysis, manuscript writing

 

Medical Student (CUO-HMR, Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine) −

Mélanie Hébert, MD-MSc candidate: protocol compositio, chart review, data analysis, manuscript writing

 

Consultants: Ophthalmology / Glaucoma (CUO-HMR) −

Dr. Mark Lesk, MSc, MD: supervision of imaging procedures, quality control Research Center (CUO-HMR) −

Dr. Santiago Costantino, PhD: oversight of image analysis algorithms and quality control