The UK Eye Genetics Group was set up in 2002 for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists with a specialist interest and expertise in ophthalmic genetics, to keep up to date in the field of clinical ophthalmic genetics which is a rapidly evolving specialty.
UK-EGG Conference – Glasgow – November 2019
Abstract Submission Form
The UK EYE Genetics Group 2019 meeting – Abstract Submission Form
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS – 5.00PM, 6th SEPTEMBER 2019
Glasgow 2019 - Abstract Submission Form
Provisional Programme UK-EGG Conference: 8th November, 2019, Glasgow
All Titles to be confirmed
Welcome from President Amanda Churchill
Session 1: Clinical – Chair: Daniela Pilz
David Gilmour (inherited retinal vasculopathies)
Baljean Dhillon (late-onset retinal degeneration and AMD)
Andrew Blaikie (Genetic causes of Childhood VI using dataset in Scotland)
Session 2: Lab/Counselling – Chair: Penny Clouston
Genetic laboratory service in England and Scotland
Keynote Lecture ‘Disease to genes and biology: PAX6 and progress’ Veronica van Heyningen
Session 3: Scientific/Research/emerging therapies Chair: Gabrielle Wheway
Veronique Vitart (Genetic basis of keratoconus and brittle cornea)
Roly Megaw: ’Actin regulation in the connecting cilium is crucial for photoreceptor survival’
UK-EGG Business Meeting
Session 4: Free paper session and interesting cases – Chair: TBC
Annual Meeting 2019 – Date and Venue
We have been working hard on the UK EGG programme for this year, and are delighted to announce the date for the 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in Glasgow on Friday 8 November. Further details regarding the event location and programme will be announced via the website soon.
For this meeting we are honoured to welcome Professor Veronica Van Heyningen as our keynote speaker, who will present her work on “Disease to genes and biology: PAX6 and progress”. I am sure no introduction is needed for most people, but you can read Prof Van Heyningen’s profile here.
More news and developments are to come, in the meantime we would like to thank you for your continued support of UK-EGG in 2019.
16 years of support for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists