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EUPATI Patient Expert Training Course Seeking Participants

Applications are now open for the third cycle of the EUPATI Patient Expert Training Course. EUPATI is a European wide project that aims to provide expert training for patients and patient advocates in medicines research and development. EUPATI will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful contribution to the medicines research and development… Read more »

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LHON Gene Therapy Clinical Trial Seeking Participants

A gene therapy clinical trial for the treatment of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) due to the ND4 mutation is currently recruiting participants. The trial is based in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and open to participants from the Republic of Ireland. The goal of this clinical trial is to assess the effectiveness of GS010,… Read more »

UCD to Lead New International Research Consortium to Accelerate Development of Ophthalmic Treatments

University College Dublin (UCD) today announced that it is leading a new international industry-academia consortium to accelerate the development of therapeutic interventions for cancer and eye disease through enhanced intersectoral and transnational research cooperation. The consortium is bringing together a unique group of microbiologists, cancer biologists, chemists, material scientists, mechanical engineers, ocular pharmacologists, geneticists and… Read more »

We’re Hiring a Research Manager

We’re hiring a Fighting Blindness Research Manager Salary: Competitive (depending on experience) Hours: Full Time Starting date: March 2017 Holidays: 24 days Fighting Blindness seeks to employ a full time Research Manager to join the executive team. Objectives Reporting directly to the CEO, the Research Manager will oversee the research department with responsibility for the… Read more »

Funding for ‘Need to Talk’ Cross-border Counselling Services Announced

Approximately €47.5m worth of EU INTERREG VA Programme funding has been offered to eight innovative cross-border health and social care initiatives that will improve the lives of tens of thousands of people. The funding will be used to reduce health inequalities, transition health services from an institutional to community-based setting and increase efficiencies through increased use of e-health technologies,… Read more »

FFB Supporting Clinical Development of New Drug for Many Forms of RP

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Clinical Research Institute (FFB-CRI) has announced an investment of up to $7.5 million to advance a promising, emerging drug treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) into and through a Phase II clinical trial. Known as N-acetylcysteine-amide (NACA), the molecule is designed to slow vision loss by protecting retinal cells from oxidative stress…. Read more »

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Join our Team

We’re hiring a new Fundraising Executive to join our team! We’re looking for a full-time Fundraising Executive (community/event based fundraising and support fundraising admin). The fundraiser will ensure that fundraising activity is implemented and managed locally to deliver targets and increase income in line with the 2017 budgets and strategies. Main Duties and Responsibilities: To… Read more »

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Vote for Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness is nominated for the MyKidsTime Charity of the Year Public Vote! A partnership like this would mean the world to Fighting Blindness, helping promote our services and community supports among parents and families who might need our help. You can vote once every 24 hours on the MyKidsTime website here until 31 January –… Read more »

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Christmas Opening Hours

The Fighting Blindness office and Insight Counselling Service will close for Christmas on Thursday, December 22 at 2pm and reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9am. The staff and board of Fighting Blindness wish all our members, supporters and friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas. We wish you happiness and health for 2017… Read more »