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 Meeting Committee
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2017 with a request and the following:
- A copy of the abstract of the paper or poster
- A statement as to how the grant will advance your knowledge in the field and help your academic institution/community
- 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.