UK-EGG

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 – 8th November 2019

Countdown to Glasgow Meeting

4 Weeks and Counting Down

With less than a month to the Glasgow Meeting it is still not too late to book your seat at the Ophthalmic Genetics meeting of the year. So check your calendars and diary to see if you are free on Friday, 8th November.

Why not make it a weekend in Scotland’s Most Welcoming City, Glasgow. Get in some early festive shopping whilst networking with all your Ophthalmic Genetics friends and colleagues.

You can book online directly from our Glasgow 2019 page.

Click Here to Book Your Seat NOW

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CPD accreditation

We are pleased to announce that the UK-EGG Glasgow Meeting now CPD accreditation.

With delegates being awarded 6 CPD points for attending the whole day.

 

Accommodation convenient for Meeting

Here we have a small selection of hotel accommodation convenient for the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital or Glasgow City Centre. Click on photo to go to respective website.

Travelodge Goven

Premier Inn
Glasgow Braehead

Normandy Hotel

Campanile B&B SECC

Village Hotel

ibis Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow Marriott Hotel

DoubleTree by
Hilton Glasgow Central

Registration is OPEN!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 MEETING IS OPEN!

The 2019 meeting will be held in the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) located within
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow on Friday, 8th November.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the November meeting!

Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme UK-EGG Annual Meeting and Conference

8th November, 2019, Glasgow

Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE), Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

09:00

09:15

Registration

Welcome

Session 1:  Clinical  –  Chair: Daniela Pilz

09:20-09:45

09:45-10:10

10:10-10:35

David Gilmour – The Spectrum of Inerited Retinal Vasculopathies

Andrew Blaikie – The Genetics of Childhood Visual Impairment in Scotland

Baljean Dhillon – Late-onset Inherited Retinal Disease

BREAK

Session 2:  Free Paper Session and Interesting Cases  –  Chair:  Carmel Toomes

11:05-11:15

Omar Mahroo – The importance of an open mind: two examples of re-evaluation of inherited retinal disease patients leading to revision of the published molecular diagnosis

11:15-11:25

11:25-11:35

11:35-11:45

11:45-12:00

Siying Lin – Consolidating biallelic SDHD mutations as a cause for mitochondrial complex II deficiency

Mark Simcoe – The Genetics of Pigmentary Glaucoma

Samar Yahya – Haploinsufficiency due to heterozygous deletion of CRX causes late-onset retinal disesase

Patient perspective

Keynote Lecture  –  Chair: Amanda Churchill

12:05-12:50

Veronica van Heyningen – Disease to Genes and Biology: PAX6 and Progress

LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING

12:50-13:40

Genetic Counsellors to meet – venue to be confirmed

Session 3:   Scientific/Research/emerging therapies Section  –  Chair: Gabrielle Wheway

13:40-14:00

14:00-14:25

14:25-14:50

14:50-15:10

Mariya Moosajee – Non-viral genetic therapies for inherited eye disease

Veronique Vitart – Building up cornea thickness and resistance: Insights from GWAS

David Fitzpatrick – Disorders of Early Human Eye Development

UK-EGG Business Meeting

BREAK

Session 4:   Lab/Counselling Section/Interesting Cases  –  Chair: Penny Clouston

15:40-16:05

16:05-16:15

16:15-16:25

16:25-16:35

16:35-16:45

16:45-16:55

Graeme Black & Carol Gardiner – Genetic laboratory services in England and Scotland

Clare Arnison-Newgass – Role of Ophthalmic Nurses in Genetics

Theo Gale – Genetic Counselling Cases

Interesting Case 1

Interesting Case 2

Interesting Case 3

16:55

17:00

Closing Remarks

End of Conference

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.

UK-EGG

16 years of support for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists

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