21st International Meeting

21st International Meeting

A warm invitation to join us at the 21st International Meeting of ISGEDR

A joint meeting with the Deutsche Opthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG). Hosted by Prof Dr Birgit Lorenz, current President of ISGEDR and to be held in the Lecture Building of the Medical Faculty of the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.

The 21st meeting of the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases & Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR) will be held under the general theme of “Advances in the treatment of inherited retinal diseases and retinoblastoma” on August 29th to 31st, 2019. Papers and posters on other topics in ophthalmic genetics and retinoblastoma will also be included.

“I look forward to seeing you next year for our 21st International Meeting in Giessen, Germany”

Birgit Lorenz, President

Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany


21st Meeting Details

Genetic Eye Diseases – Facing The Challenges of the Future

  • Gene and cell therapy
  • Novel and highly sensitive methods as novel readout parameters of therapy-related changes
  • Developments in genetic diagnostics
  • Treatment of retinoblastoma and the influence of therapeutic approaches on other tissues
  • Free Papers

Scientific Committee:

Birgit Lorenz, Giessen, Germany
Brenda Gallie, Toronto, Canada
Francis Munier, Lausanne, Switzerland
Elias Traboulsi, Cleveland, United States
Knut Stieger, Giessen, Germany

Named Lectures:

Franceschetti Medal and Lecture
Paul Sieving, Bethesda, United States

Confirmed Speakers:

Marius Ader, Dresden, Germany
Björn Bachmann, Cologne, Germany
Franz Padua, Amberg, Germany
Hanno Bolz, Frankfurt, Germany
Michael Hoffmann, Magdeburg, Germany
Mike Karl, Dresden, Germany
Knut Stieger, Giessen, Germany
Jenina Capasso, Philadelphia, United States

Meeting Venue:

Medical Faculty
Klinikstrasse 29
35392 Giessen, Germany

ISGEDR – Flyer 3 – 2019 Meeting



Markus Preising, Giessen, Germany
Walter Lisch, Hanau, Germany
Dietmar Lohmann, Essen, Germany
Nikolaos Bechrakis, Essen, Germany


Ellsworth Lecture – Laurence Désjardins, Paris, France
François Lecture – Birgit Lorenz, Giessen, Germany


Hélène Dollfus, Strasbourg, France
Christina Fasser, Zurich, Switzerland
Kaoru Fujinama, Tokio, Japan
Georgina Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom
Bart Leroy, Ghent, Belgium
David Mackey, Nedlands, Australia
Robert MacLaren, Oxford, United Kingdom
Hendrik Scholl, Basel, Switzerland


For any questions please contact:

Markus Preising


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