Reserve your place at ISGEDR 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Home Page for the ISGEDR 2021 Joint Meeting. If you like to join ISGEDR before you register, please contact Ms. Sandy Wong at and she will give you instructions on how to do so. You can also do that by going to the join ISGEDR page on this website and filling out the form. You would then qualify for the discounted rate for members and a FREE subscription to the Journal Ophthalmic Genetics for the coming year. Otherwise you can continue on to submit an abstract and/or register without joining the Society.

Below, you will be guided either to register to attend the conference VIRTUALLY or to attend IN PERSON.

You can review the Provisional Programme HERE. Closing Date for Abstract Submissions was 21st July, 2021. ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

For more information about the local arrangements and lodging in Lausanne, VISIT THIS PAGE. Registrants have to make their own arrangements directly with the hotels.

Please note that because of technical issues with our registration page, it has being reformatted and we can once again take registrations. We appreciate your patience.

ISGEDR 2021 Lausanne – Registration Rates:

Note: Early Bird Registration ends 21st July, 2021

Registration Category

In Person
In Person
Early Bird
Early Bird
ISGEDR or SGOF non-members (3 days + cruise*) 600 550 400 350
ISGEDR or SGOF non-members (1 day + cruise*) 250 200 150 100
ISGEDR or SGOF members (3 days + cruise) 500 450 300 250
EURbG members (Thursday + Friday + cruise) 300 250 200 150
Students/Residents/Fellows (3 days + cruise)** 250 200 150 100
Researchers/Genetic Counselors/Orthoptits/Patients (3 days + cruise) 400 350 200 150
Company representative in excess of allotted by sponsor level (3 days with cruise) 600 550 400 350
Low & middle-income countries*** non-members (3 days + cruise) 250 200 150 100
Low & middle-income countries*** non-members (1 day) 150 100 100 50
Accompanying persons 200 150
Gala Dinner on cruise (limited to 120 seats) 75 75

All Fees are in $US

* All in-person registrants will have access to the cruise.

** Residents and Fellows register as such using an honor system.

*** Income status determined by World Bank classification of the registrants’ country

ISGEDR 2021 Lausanne

Dear colleagues and friends,

I have the privilege to announce the 22nd ISGEDR Meeting, which will be held hybrid (virtual and in person) from September 2nd to 4th 2021 in Lausanne, Switzerland, jointly with the European Retinoblastoma Group (EURbG), the Société de Génétique Ophtalmologique Francophone (SGOF), and the European Reference Network dedicated to Rare Eye Diseases (ERN-EYE). The scientific program promises to be outstanding, covering the hotest topics in ocular genetics and retinoblastoma. This will include three named lectures, the Jules-François Lecture by Jean Bennett and Albert Maguire, the Franceschetti Medal and Lecture by Ian MacDonald and the Ellsworth Lecture by David Abramson. Looking forward to meeting you soon.

Francis Munier President of ISGEDR

Please download the Lausanne 2021 Flyer from the link below:

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ISGEDR 2021 Lausanne – Local Liaison Contact Details

If you have any non-scientific queries, please feel free to contact our Local Liaison, Paola Caputo at

Lausanne – Overview

Lausanne – Overview

Lausanne rises elegantly in terraces on three hills above the north shore of Lake Geneva in Switzerland’s French-speaking region. High bridges span the gorges of two rivers that cut through the city, combining with the steep rise from the lakeshore to give Lausanne a dramatic and scenic terrain with views of the Savoy Alps across the lake. An old university city and now a busy commercial one, it is popular for congresses, trade fairs, and conventions, with a number of outstanding meeting venues. Lausanne is the world headquarters of the Olympic Committee, and an Olympic museum is among its most popular tourist attractions.

The Romans established a trading colony here in the first century BC, and by the Middle Age, Lausanne’s cathedral was already important as a pilgrimage stop on the Way of St. James. To sense this old city, wander the winding streets below the cathedral; and to capture the elegance of its late-18th-century grandeur as a highlight of the Swiss Riviera, descend to the shore where Belle Époque hotels line its lakeside promenade.
Visit the links here below to can find more information about Lausanne :

ISGEDR 2021 Lausanne – Meeting Language

The ISGEDR 2021 Joint Meeting with EURbG, SGOF and ERN-EYE will be held in English, EXCEPT for the part of the programme ran by la Société de la Génétique Ophtalmologique (SGOF), which will be held in French only, on Friday 3 September 2021.

ISGEDR 2021 Lausanne – Sponsors

The content of this meeting is independent of commercial interests

Any conflict of interest by the scientific organizers or the presenters will be disclosed in the related presentations, in the meeting proceedings, and on the meeting website. The International Society for Genetic Eye Disease & Retinoblastoma in addition wishes to thank the following sponsors who have generously supported the ISGEDR 2021 Lausanne Meeting:

Platinum Sponsor

Novartis Pharma Schweiz

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Blueprint Genetics

1a Medical AG

Bronze Sponsors

Bayer Schweiz AG

Imagine Eyes



Théa Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals


Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Schweiz

ISGEDR/ERN-EYE Joint GREET Meeting Notes

Aim :

To share one session of the Grand Round ERN-EYE Transnational (GREET held every 2 months) meeting with the ISGEDR meeting.

Duration of the meeting/sesion is 90 minutes: thus 8 -10 cases


Principle :

The ISGEDR meeting will hold an ISGEDR / ERN-EYE ( joint meeting in the format of a GREET (see website page

The Grand Round ERN-EYE Transnational (GREET) is a meeting organised by ERN-EYE with the aim to share challenging and/or highly and particularly relevant cases and stimulate discussions among experts.

The duration of a case presentation is maximum 5 minutes with 5 minutes discussion.

The topic will be rare eye disease including, inherited retinal degeneration, inherited optic neuropathies developmental anomalies, …

A template for presentation is imposed and will be sent to speakers with acceptance email

A selection of 8 cases will be made by the ISGEDR/ERN-EYE committee. The presenter will be informed around the 25 07 2021.

Non selected cases: for ERN-EYE members may be presented on a future GREET and is accessible on CPMS anyhow for all members

For non ERN-EYE members : They can submit an abstract through the ISGEDR website


Process to apply  :

Two ways of applying

As ERN-EYE member: follow the ERN-EYE procedure (INCLUDING CPMS upload) , Register on ISGEDR, SUBMIT an GREET ABSTRACT , if selected proceed as ERN-EYE GREET ( including the upload on CPMS)


AS NON ERN-EYE member: Register on ISGEDR, Submit a GREET ABSTRACT, DEADLINE on abstract submission JOINT meeting: DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS IS 14th July, 2021

ISGEDR 2021 - Lausanne