Professor Paul Bernstein
"The Macular Carotenoids and AMD conference at Downing College was a wonderful venue to bring together the world leaders in research on nutritional interventions against AMD. It provided the right mix of lectures, posters, and unscheduled time to foster interactions between senior and junior investigators in academia and industry which will promote further research collaborations and breakthroughs in the field."
- Professor Paul Bernstein
Professor Julie Mares
"The Macular Carotenoids & AMD conference provided a concentrated presentation and discussion of the status of research in age-related macular degeneration as it relates to the status for carotenoids which accumulate in the macula of the eye. A wide range of clinicians and researchers, representing differing points of view, came together to discuss newly emerging evidence about the potential importance of dietary carotenoids to macular health. The interchange was stimulating and provocative and would provide a good background of the state of the science and new research directions for students, clinicians and researchers."
- Professor Julie Mares
Professor Tos Berendschot
"I very much enjoyed the 2011 Macular Carotenoids and AMD Conference that gathered scientists covering all aspects on the macular carotenoids and their clinical relevance as well as technical issues as measurement modalities. There was room for a lively debate on still unanswered questions, which made this conference very worthwhile."
- Professor Tos Berendschot
Professor Richard Bone
"It is very rare that one can say of a conference that every single presentation was interesting and informative, but for me that was true of Macular Carotenoids and AMD 2011. The well balanced program of speakers and presenters brought together world-class leaders in the field as well as newcomers. We were treated to comprehensive reviews of macular pigment and AMD, emerging discoveries, and outstanding problems which some of us were challenged to address in time for the next conference. The atmosphere of the conference was relaxed and friendly, and the venue, the impressive Howard Theatre in Downing College, Cambridge, was perfect. The social activities, from punting on the Cam to the gala dinner in the magnificent Downing College Dining Hall, provided further opportunities for useful discussion and exchange of ideas. Anyone unable to attend in 2011 would be highly recommended to make the 2013 conference a priority."
- Professor Richard Bone
Professor Billy R. Hammond
"An outstanding conference with a compelling program and attendance/presentations by most of the best scientists in this area in the world. This excellent mix dropped in an equally venerated setting made for a once in a lifetime experience."
- Professor Billy R. Hammond