Past Meetings

Giessen 2019 – Day 1 Photo Gallery

OGSC Chicago 2018

More than 50 delegates attended the OGSC meeting at Lurie Children’s Hospital
and participated in the discussion of 25 scientific presentations.

2018 Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

Here is the final programme, faculty and delegates list for the ISGEDR 2018 Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club to be held on Friday, October 26th at the amazing Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Our Hosts

The 2018 OGSC meeting is hosted by Dr. Marilyn Mets and the Faculty of the Division of Ophthalmology at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Links to ISGEDR Video Screencasts

Leeds 2017 – Photo Gallery

Links to Partner Video Screencasts

Joint Meeting 2017 – Leeds

ISGEDR 2017 – Leeds, England – 14th to 16th September, 2017



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 – 14th to 16th September, 2017. The meeting is conducted jointly with the meeting of the local host society, the UK Eye Genetics Group (UK-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

Links to > Leeds Meeting Website and > ISGEDR 2017 Final Program

ISGEDR Meeting 2015 – Nova Scotia

ISGEDR 2015 was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on August 6th to 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

Links to > Halifax Meeting Website and > ISGEDR 2015 Final Program

Franceschetti Lecturer: Elise Heon
François Lecturer:
Richard A. Weleber
Ellsworth Lecturer: 
Junyang Zhao

Past ISGEDR Meetings

ISGEDR 2013 – Ghent, Belgium

Links to > Ghent Meeting Website and > Program ISGEDR Ghent 2013

Franceschetti Lecturer: Edwin M. Stone
François Lecturer:
Elias I. Traboulsi
Ellsworth Lecturer:
Francis Munier

ISGEDR 2011 – Bangalore, India

Franceschetti Lecturer: Elias I. Traboulsi
Ellsworth Lecturer: 
Guillermo L. Chantada

2008 – Strasbourg, France

Link to > Program ISGEDR Strasbourg 2008

Franceschetti Lecturer:  Josseline Kaplan
Ellsworth Lecturer: 
Brenda Gallie

2005 – Whistler, Canada

Link to > Programme ISGED Whistler 2005

Franceschetti Lecturer:  Richard A. Lewis
Ellsworth Lecturer: 
A. Linn Murphree

2003 – Paris, France

Franceschetti Lecturer:  Anthony Moore
Ellsworth Lecturer: 
John Hungerford

LInk to > 14th ISGED 11th RB meeting

2001 – Ft. Lauderdale, USA

Franceschetti Lecturer:  Richard Weleber
Ellsworth Lecturer: 
Dan Albert

LInk to > 13th ISGED 10th RB meeting

1998 – Geneva, Switzerland

Franceschetti Lecturer:  David Abramson
Ellsworth Lecturer: 
Anna Meadows

Link to > 12th ISGED 9th RB meeting

1996 – Hobart, Australia

Franceschetti Lecturer:  Alan Bird

Link to > 11 th ISGED + 8th RB meeting

1994 – Niagara Falls, Canada

Franceschetti Lecturer:  Irene H. Maumenee

Link to > 10th ISGED + 7th RB meeting

1992 – Siena, Italy

Franceschetti Lecturer:  John Opitz

1990 – Calloway Gardens, USA

Franceschetti Lecturers:  Thaddeus Dryja & Eliot Berson

Link to > 8th ISGED + 5th RB meeting

1988 – Lisbon, Portugal

1986 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1984 – Ghent, Belgium

Franceschetti Lecturer:  Robert Gorlin

1982 – San Francisco, USA

1980 – Jerusalem, Israel

Franceschetti Lecturer: Mette Warburg

1978 – Tokyo, Japan

1975 – Oxford, England


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