Bi-Annual Meeting

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

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

August 29th through to 31st, 2019

Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany, 2017

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

and Free Papers

To download the latest Flyer please click link: 21st ISGEDR Meeting Flyer.


Notes and Material from ISGEDR 2017

Joint Meeting Screencasts coming SOON…



The International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR) is pleased to announce that its 20th Bi-Annual Meeting will take place in Leeds, England September 14- September 16, 2017. The meeting is conducted jointly with the meeting of the local host society, the UK EYE Genetics Group (EGG). The venue will the Rose Bowl in Leeds in the Sagar Wright Lecture Theatre. The Program will be of particular interest to vision scientists, ophthalmic and genetic clinicians/nurses and genetic counsellors comprising symposia, free papers, case presentations, posters and 3 named Lectures. We look forward to seeing you there. Please consult our website for updates closer to the dates of the meeting

Joint Organizing and Scientific MeetinCommittee

Graeme Black, Manchester, UK

Amanda Churchill, Bristol, UK

Brenda Gallie, Toronto, Canada

Georgina Hall, President UK EGG, Manchester, UK

Chris Inglehearn, Leeds, UK

Bart Leroy, Ghent, Belgium

Birgit Lorenz, President ISGEDR, Giessen, Germany

Martin Mckibbin, Leeds, UK

Carmel Toomes, Leeds, UK

Elias I. Traboulsi, Cleveland, USA


Keynote Speakers

UK EGG Keynote Speaker – Professor Andrew Read, University of Manchester, UK

Franceschetti Lecture – Professor David Mackey, University of Perth, Australia

Jules Francois Lecture – Professor Andreas Gal, University of Hamburg, Germany

Ellsworth Lecture – Professor Annette Moll, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Register and Submit Abstract

Deadline for Abstract Submission has been extended to July 15, 2017

Early Bird Registration Ends August 15, 2017

Traveling to and Finding Hotel Accommodations in Leeds

pdf ISGEDR_UK EGG Accommodation and Travel Details

Travel Grants

The International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma will offer up to three (3) travel grants of $1500.00 and free registration at the meeting to applicants from developing countries and to select residents-in-training on the condition that they present a paper or poster at the meeting.  Interested applicants please email Dr. Elias Traboulsi at by June 15, 2017 with a request and the following:

  1. A copy of the abstract of the paper or poster
  2. A statement as to how the grant will advance your knowledge in the field and help your academic institution/community
  3. A copy of your C.V.

Applications will be reviewed by the committee and the winners will be notified by July 15, 2017.




ISGEDR 2015 was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on August 6 – 8th, 2015.

Halifax is a friendly seacoast city that has retained much of its historical charm. One can easily walk from the conference venue located at the edge of the downtown area to many historical sites, hotels, restaurants, shops and, of course, the lively waterfront. The conference was held at Dalhousie University in one of the Faculty of Medicine’s main auditoriums in the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building (5850 College Street). The Opening Reception was held at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and the Gala Dinner at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, both located on the waterfront, and each offering a different perspective on Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage locally and internationally.  We thank Dr. Johane Robitaille, our hostess and her team, as well as all the participants for a very exciting conference and a wonderful stay in Halifax.

ISGEDR 2015 Halifax

For More Information About the Past Meeting Visit ISGEDR 2015

12 thoughts on “Bi-Annual Meeting

    1. Hi Claire

      We will add your name and email address to our list. There will be posted on the website as we get closer to the meeting. The hostess of the meeting is Dr. Johane Robitaille at Dalhousie University. Feel free to get in touch with her directly.

    1. Hello Dr. Chiu

      The meeting details are available via a link on You can register and submit an abstract if you wish. Hope you can join us. Elias Traboulsi, Executive VP, ISGEDR

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