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.
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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.
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 UK-EGG Annual Meeting and Conference
8th November, 2019, Glasgow
Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE), Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Session 1: Clinical – Chair: Daniela Pilz
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
Session 2: Free Paper Session and Interesting Cases – Chair: Carmel Toomes
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
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
Keynote Lecture – Chair: Amanda Churchill
Veronica van Heyningen – Disease to Genes and Biology: PAX6 and Progress
LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING
Genetic Counsellors to meet – venue to be confirmed
Session 3: Scientific/Research/emerging therapies Section – Chair: Gabrielle Wheway
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
Session 4: Lab/Counselling Section/Interesting Cases – Chair: Penny Clouston
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
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.
16 years of support for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists