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The International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma ISGEDR brings together individuals interested in the field of genetic diseases of the eye and in Retinoblastoma. • To provide a forum for researchers in the field of genetic diseases of the eye to share information. • To promote international collaborations in the study of genetic diseases of the eye and in Retinoblastoma. • To disseminate scientific knowledge through international conferences and through its official publication, Ophthalmic Genetics

Notice:  Inaugural A Linn Murphree Lecture

Dear all:
On Friday, May 13th, at 9 am PST, Dr. Francis Munier — who trained with Linn at CHLA – will give the inaugural A. Linn Murphree Lecture on the treatment of Aqueous Seeding in Retinoblastoma at CHLA in the Saban auditorium. This lecture can also be viewed virtually, and everyone is broadly invited to attend. Click here for Flyer.
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On Saturday, May 14th, at 3:30 pm PST, a celebration of life will be held at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Refreshments and a community gathering will follow.

Click here to join: Live Stream.
Or copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream.
Jesse Berry, on behalf of the ISOO Executive Committee

UCLA – David Geffen School of Medicine – Senior Faculty Position


The UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology invite applications for a tenured, fulltime faculty position at the level of full professor to serve as director of the UCLA J. Bronwyn Bateman Center for Ocular Genetics.

Click HERE to download further information.

Celebration of Life:  A. Linn Murphree, MD

International Society of Ocular Oncology Announcement:  Celebration of Life: A. Linn Murphree, MD

A. Linn Murphree (right) with Francis Munier in Lausanne, February 2016

Dear All:

We will gather together as family, friends, and colleagues to celebrate the life and legacy of 

A. Linn Murphree, MD

Saturday May 14th, 2022 3:30 pm
With refreshments to follow

All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA

There will be a virtual option for attendees unable to travel, this will be shared closer to the event

In Memoriam:  Dr A Linn Murphree

A. Linn Murphree (right) with Francis Munier in Lausanne, February 2016

A. Linn Murphree (right) with Francis Munier in Lausanne, February 2016


As president and on behalf of the ISGEDR I regret to share the sad news that A. Linn Murphree passed peacefully on March 9th 2022. He was one of the co-founders of our Society after the merge of two former groups, namely the International Symposium on Retinoblastoma and the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases. He remained a faithful pillar of ISGEDR and was honored by the Ellsworth Lecture in Whistler in 2005.

Linn’s legacy to the field of retinoblastoma is unrivaled. He belongs to the very rare category of clinician scientists who impacted both basic knowledge of a disease and its therapeutic management. We owe to Linn the historical co-discovery of the first human anti-oncogene by cloning the RB1 gene, the kind of achievement typically honored by a Nobel Prize. This contribution was finally recognized in 2018 with the Helen Keller Award, more than 30 years later. Linn will also be remembered as one of the pioneers of systemic chemotherapy in the 1990s, when external beam radiotherapy became contra-indicated in the context of retinoblastoma. He also implemented innovative therapies, such as chemo-thermotherapy capitalizing on the synergic effect of carboplatin and heath generated by trans-pupillary diode-laser. Linn spent his entire career at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles University of Southern California, where he was appointed Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Retinoblastoma Program.

Linn dedicated his life to retinoblastoma by saving hundreds of children from death and blindness, as well as by training a generation of ocular oncologists now practicing around the world. As a former fellow, I consider myself as one of his spiritual sons and I am privileged to perpetuate his heritage.

Francis L. Munier
President, ISGEDR

OGSC 2021 – Prof Irene Maumenee remembers Dr Marilyn Miller

Elias Traboulsi introduces Professor Irene Maumenee’s tribute to our much missed colleague and friend Dr Marilyn Miller

Dr Marilyn Miller
Special Lecture

Dr Arlene Drack honoring the memory of Dr Marilyn Miller, a member of the OGSC since the early 1980s with a Special Lecture

Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club 2021 Meeting – SOLD OUT


Register now for the upcoming OGSC 2021 Meeting to be held virtually on Thursday, 11th November, 2021.

Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club 2021
Thursday, 11th November, 2021
This year we shall be going Virtual
8:30 am and 4:30 pm USA Eastern Time
We plan on FOUR presentations per hour with an hour lunch break at noon.


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Date for your diary… Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club 2021 Meeting

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Dear Friends and Colleagues

We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club (OGSC) to precede the meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear OGSC member, friend and colleague, Marilyn Miller, MD. This year’s meeting is dedicated to her in memoriam. To that effect we have also invited Dr. Arlene Drack to give a scientific presentation to honor Dr. Miller.

This year again the meeting will be virtual and will be managed by the webmaster of ISGEDR, Geoff Cross from Harrogate, England.

The meeting will start at 8:30 am US Eastern time and will end at 4:30 pm with an hour break for lunch at noon. This will allow for seven hours of presentations. We will restrict the number of presentations to four per hour, to include 10 minutes for the case/study presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. This makes for a total of 28 presentations. Priority will be given to those who have presented previously but have not reached the required three presentations to achieve full member status. Additional presentations will be selected from the remaining submitted titles.

Please note:

  1. Submission of titles will close on October 22nd (Friday). Please send the titles of your presentations to Sandy Wong (wongs1@ccf.org) at your earliest convenience and before the deadline.
  2. Presenters will be notified before October 29th of the acceptance and time of their papers.
  3. Registration will be open until November 7th (Sunday). You can register for the meeting through the ISGEDR website at ISGEDR.com.
  4. Please note that you can register whether you are presenting or not. Registration opens October 1st (Friday)

 We very much look forward to another successful get together!


Ginny & Elias
Virginia M. Utz & Elias I. Traboulsi

Lausanne 2021 – Slide Show

Not a Member – JOIN NOW to benefit from Member Discount

You can now purchase your ISGEDR Annual Membership including Renewals right here using our Secure Store below.

Benefits of Membership:

As a benefit of your membership you will receive an electronic subscription to Ophthalmic Genetics, the official publication of the Society.

Additionally, you will eligible for reduced registration fee at the bi-annual meeting. To purchase a membership, click on correct Membership Plan and complete your purchase.

“Coming Soon… the 45th Meeting of the Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club”

Elias I. Traboulsi and
Virginia (Ginny) M. Utz

Ophthalmic Genetics – FREE Subscription

The Journal is the official publication of ISGEDR and the OGSC. Members of ISGEDR receive a free subscription to the Journal and have access to all back issues.

Click here to visit the home page of Ophthalmic Genetics on the Informa Publisher website

“ISGEDR Joint Meeting 2021 Lausanne was a wonderful experience”

Francis Munier President of ISGEDR