26th September 2008

Cardiff

09:00

Registration
  Welcome – Marcela Votruba and Patrick Watts
  Retinoblastoma – Chair:  Patrick Watts

09:30

Genetic Testing and Management of Retinoblastoma – Professor Graham Black and Professor Anna O’Grady, Manchester

10:00

Genetic Testing and Ophthalmic Screening for Retinoblastoma – case discussions – Dr Helen Stewart, Oxford
10:30-11:00 Coffee and Networking
  Genetic Studies – Chair:  Tony Moore

11:00

The Epidemiology of Childhood Onset Hereditary Retinal Disorders – Dr Esther Hamblion, MEH/IOO/ICH

11:20

Leber Congenital Amaurosis – Phenotype-Genotype Correlation –Dr Martin McKibbin, Leeds

11:40

Update on AMD Genetics – Professor Andrew Lotery, Southampton 

12:00

Genetic Profiling in Angiogenic Eye Disease – Dr Amanda Churchill, Bristol 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
  Genetic Therapy and Testing Update – Chair:  Marcela Votruba

13:30

The Influence of Microglia on Retinal Progenitor Cell Turnover and Cell Replacement – Professor Andrew Dick, Bristol

14:00

Prospects for Therapy for Childhood Retinal Dystrophies –Professor Tony Moore, UCL

14:30

Developing a new NHS Genetic Test: OPA 1 and Inherited Optic Neuropathy – Dr Rachel Butler
 15:00-15:20 Tea and Networking
  Cases from the Floor – Chair:  Patrick Watts and Marcela Votruba

15:20

 Clinical Cases from the Floor

16:00

Summary and Future Plans – Dr Marcela Votruba

16:15

Close of Meeting