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2018 Meeting – Keynote Speaker Announced…

Prof Robert MacLaren

Confirmed Keynote speaker is Professor Robert McClaren

Keep an eye on the UK EGG site for more details of the 2018 UK EGG Meeting.

15th December 2017

UK-EGG Annual Meeting 2018 –
SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, November 1st, 2018

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 meeting will be held at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The agenda will feature lectures, free papers sessions, the UK-EGG business meeting, case discussions and of course networking and lunch!

We will be inviting submissions for posters and abstracts for free papers from 1 May 2018, and further details about the meeting will follow soon.

16th November 2017

12th Annual meeting of UK-EGG

September 14th to 16th, 2017

This year’s annual conference was held jointly with the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR). We had 180 delegates from 20 countries for a three day meeting at the Rose Bowl in Leeds. There was a full programme with invited speakers, submitted abstracts and concurrent sessions on a wide range of topics around science discovery, clinical management, updates on treatment trials, clinical case discussion and patient experiences. For the full programme, click here.

Co-hosting a joint meeting was a great success, attracting international researchers and clinicians across the field of ophthalmic genetics, giving an opportunity to showcase work from the UK and importantly provided a great environment to develop new international collaborations and working relationships. The quality of the presentations, both spoken and posters, were excellent, it was a highly informative and dynamic meeting.

We extend our thanks to our inaugural UK-EGG keynote lecturer Professor Andrew Read, to the joint organizing committee, especially Amanda Churchill from UK EGG and the joint scientific committee. We are also very grateful to the host team in Leeds for organizing such a professional meeting in an excellent venue and a great conference dinner (Carmel Toomes, Chris Inglehearn, Martin McKibbin.

For UK EGG members to the meeting, please view the lectures from the meeting here. Please contact if you have not received the password to access these.

Georgina Hall
Outgoing Chair UK EGG

17th October 2017

Available NOW:

HD Screencasts from our recent highly-successful Joint UK EGG and ISGEDR Meeting are available NOW.

To give you a flavour of the meeting, here is our Montage Video:

Access to the screencasts is on a Members Only password-protected page:

To view the screencasts you will need a password, which should have been sent to you recently. Contact either of the following: Catherine Willis or Stuart Ingram if you haven’t received your password.

7th July 2017

If you would like to have the opportunity to present an interesting case at the UKEGG/ISGEDR meeting on Thursday September 14th please submit a short paragraph with the following info:

Your name/level of training or role/institution and then the main points of discussion/interest for the panel and audience 

Email to (deadline August 15th). 

The cases are timed at 5-6 mins with 3-4 mins discussion, should ideally be conundrums for the panel/audience to discuss rather than perfectly worked up cases. Six genetic and 4 retinoblastoma cases will be chosen from those submitted and you will be notified by August 21st if you are presenting. 

29th June 2017

The abstract deadline has been extended to July 15th.

20th April 2017

Abstract submission and Registration is now open, please click on the link below.

25th November 2016

Katie  Williams receiving the PhD Prize at latest annual UK EGG meeting held in Southampton, congratulated by Prof Susie Downes outgoing Chair of UK EGG.


This was during another excellent UK EGG meeting hosted by Professor Andrew Lotery and his colleagues in Southampton with a series of lectures and cases on extremely interesting and highly relevant topics. To view the programme please click here. We are pleased to announce that Georgie Hall, Genetics Counsellor is the new chair for UK EGG and Amanda Churchill remains as UK EGG treasurer. Anyone who would like to be part of the UK EGG steering committee, please let Georgie Hall know.