Breaking News

2018 UK-EGG Meeting Programme

You can now download the 2018 UK-EGG Meeting Programme HERE


2018 Free Paper and Poster Abstracts

You can now preview the  Free Paper and Poster Abstracts

Register now for the UK-EGG 2018 Meeting

Birmingham_Childrens_Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital – Thursday, 1st November, 2018 – 9.00am to 5.30pm

Book places for the UK-EGG 2018 Meeting via our Eventbrite page: REGISTER NOW


The UK EYE Genetics Group (UK-EGG) 2018 Meeting

Birmingham Children’s Hospital – Thursday, 1st November, 2018 – 9.00am to 5.30pm

The annual meeting of UK-EGG is a fantastic opportunity to network with research active colleagues in a variety of roles from all fields of genetic eye research.

The meeting will be of particular interest to vision scientists, ophthalmic and genetic clinicians/nurses and genetic counsellors. There will be a programme of lectures, a free paper session, keynote speech and of course networking and refreshments throughout the day.

This year’s programme of lectures will cover, amongst other areas:

  • Recent findings and treatments in VHL patients
  • Inherited optic neuropathies and LHON gene therapy
  • Ciliopathies
  • MAC syndrome
  • Retinoblastoma

This year’s keynote speaker is Professor Robert MacLaren (University of Oxford, Oxford Eye Reseach Group, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences)

Prof Robert MacLarenFor further information, please contact the local organiser, Dr Denise Williams via denise.williams@bwnft.nhs.uk

The 2018 Meeting Programme will be available shortly

Download Links UK-EGG Birmingham 2018 Leaflet

 

Day 1 – Thursday, September 14, 2017

GENETIC TESTING (DIAGNOSTICS AND LABORATORY TESTING, ACCESS TO GENETIC TESTING IN EUROPE V USA).

PHENOTYPING, PENETRANCE AND EXPRESSION SYMPOSIUM

Friday, September 15, 2017 ISGEDR meeting

Leads – Martin McKibbin / Birgit Lorenz

 

OPHTHALMIC GENETICS FREE PAPERS –
(7x10 minutes including questions)
Moderators – Nicola Ragge / Michael Gorin

 

FRANCESCHETTI LECTURE – Professor David Mackey
“Eye Genetics at the Fork in the Road”
Introduction – Elias I. Traboulsi
Award – Birgit Lorenz

 

RETINOBLASTOMA: FROM DETECTION AND COMMUNICATION TO RETINOBLASTOMA FOR LIFE
Lead – Ashwin Reddy

 

OPHTHALMIC GENETICS FREE PAPERS
(9x10 minutes incl. questions)
Moderators – Chris Inglehearn / Alex Levin

 

RETINOBLASTOMA FREE PAPERS
(9x10 minutes incl. questions)
Moderators – John Ainsworth, Manoj Parulekar and Mandeep Sagoo

OPHTHALMIC GENETICS FREE PAPERS

Saturday, September 16, 2017 ISGEDR meeting

 

(6* 10 minutes incl. questions)
Moderators – Frans Cremers and Amanda Churchill

 

FRANÇOIS LECTURE – Professor Andreas Gal
“From Congenital Stationary Night Blindness to Inherited Retinal Dystrophy:
A Journey of 30 Years Discovering the Secrets of the Emerging Human Genome”
Introduction – Bart Leroy
Award – Birgit Lorenz

 

OPHTHALMIC GENETICS FREE PAPERS 
(6x10 minutes incl. questions)
Moderators = Brian Brooks and Elias Traboulsi

 

OPHTHALMIC GENETICS FREE PAPERS
(5x10 minutes incl. questions)
Moderators – Birgit Lorenz/Arif Khan

 

CLINICAL TRIALS, EMERGING NEW TREATMENTS AND THE ROLE OF PHARMA.
Leads – Bart Leroy and Alun Barnard

 

TIME TO GO HOME…

UK-EGG Team

Amanda Churchill (Chair)

Amanda Churchill (Chair) is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Genetics and honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol. During her training in Yorkshire, she undertook a PhD in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Leeds studying the genetics of developmental eye disease including anterior segment dysgeneses and dominant optic atrophy. She spent a six month molecular genetics Fellowship with Professor Ed Stone in Iowa before moving to the University of Bristol in 2001. Her continued research on inherited eye disease led to the development of an NHS-funded genetic test for anterior segment dysgenesis. Moving away from simple Mendelian to complex genetics diseases, Amanda has devoted the last ten years to investigating the VEGF gene in angiogenic eye diseases. She has published a DNA profile associated with both age-related macular degeneration and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Funding has included the The Wellcome Trust, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. Her current research is focussed on personalised medicine and using genetic profiling as a predictor of how an individual may respond to treatment. In addition to her research interests, she leads the Paediatric Ophthalmology unit at Bristol Eye Hospital and runs a monthly Genetic Eye Clinic. Amanda has previously been Treasurer of UKEGG for the last 4 years.

Georgina Hall (Treasurer)

Georgina Hall (Treasurer) is a Consultant Genetic Counsellor in the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine in the UK. Having gained her degree in Genetics at Cambridge University, she went on to graduate from the Master’s degree in Genetic Counselling in Manchester in 1992. Georgina has worked across many different areas of clinical Genetics, but specialises in ophthalmic genetics. She has been working in the multidisciplinary genetic eye clinics in Manchester for twentyyears involving clinical geneticists, ophthalmologists, genetic counsellors and eye clinic liaison officers. Georgina’s research interests include developing services for patients and families with inherited eye disease. Her programme of research, funded by a patient Charity, Fight for Sight, has explored the needs of patient with retinal dystrophy, measuring experiences and value of genetic testing for retinal dystrophy and development methods to evaluate services. She is also interested in communication with families, developing communication aides for patients with visual impairment, leaflets and information for patients to support family communication and decision making.

Stuart Ingram (Secretary)

Stuart Ingram (Secretary) is a Research Project Manager at Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, and manages several interconnected research projects in the field of inherited eye disease including observational, therapeutic, academic and commercial streams. He is also works on grant applications, research governance, patient involvement and experience, and coordinates multi-disciplinary team meetings. He is currently studying for an MSc in Genomic Medicine at the University of Manchester and would like to follow this with a PhD studying and developing new approaches to research consent in visually impaired patients in the NHS clinical setting. Stuart acts as secretary to UK EGG and provides administrative support to other committee & executive members.

Photo Marketplace

Find the perfect photos for any project

Find the perfect plan for you or your Business. View Plans & Pricing

A Leader in Quality Photography, Illustration & Video

Nam aliquet convallis sapien, sed laoreet orci convallis ac. Sed sollicitudin metus vulputate nunc lacinia faucibus. Proin vehicula suscipit sodales. Cras vitae faucibus nisl. Sed porttitor ut sem quis efficitur. Aenean orci velit.

Bibendum id sollicitudin non, viverra ac orci. Quisque non est suscipit, molestie enim et, maximus dui. Phasellus finibus ornare neque, rhoncus bibendum nunc maximus quis. Praesent vitae felis mauris.

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

16 years of support for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists

Manage & Sell Photos With Ease

Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco. Laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

Take Your Project to the Next Level

Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco. Laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

UK-EGG Team

Amanda Churchill (Chair)

Amanda Churchill (Chair) is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Genetics and honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol. During her training in Yorkshire, she undertook a PhD in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Leeds studying the genetics of developmental eye disease including anterior segment dysgeneses and dominant optic atrophy. She spent a six month molecular genetics Fellowship with Professor Ed Stone in Iowa before moving to the University of Bristol in 2001. Her continued research on inherited eye disease led to the development of an NHS-funded genetic test for anterior segment dysgenesis. Moving away from simple Mendelian to complex genetics diseases, Amanda has devoted the last ten years to investigating the VEGF gene in angiogenic eye diseases. She has published a DNA profile associated with both age-related macular degeneration and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Funding has included the The Wellcome Trust, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. Her current research is focussed on personalised medicine and using genetic profiling as a predictor of how an individual may respond to treatment. In addition to her research interests, she leads the Paediatric Ophthalmology unit at Bristol Eye Hospital and runs a monthly Genetic Eye Clinic. Amanda has previously been Treasurer of UKEGG for the last 4 years.

Georgina Hall (Treasurer)

Georgina Hall (Treasurer) is a Consultant Genetic Counsellor in the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine in the UK. Having gained her degree in Genetics at Cambridge University, she went on to graduate from the Master’s degree in Genetic Counselling in Manchester in 1992. Georgina has worked across many different areas of clinical Genetics, but specialises in ophthalmic genetics. She has been working in the multidisciplinary genetic eye clinics in Manchester for twentyyears involving clinical geneticists, ophthalmologists, genetic counsellors and eye clinic liaison officers. Georgina’s research interests include developing services for patients and families with inherited eye disease. Her programme of research, funded by a patient Charity, Fight for Sight, has explored the needs of patient with retinal dystrophy, measuring experiences and value of genetic testing for retinal dystrophy and development methods to evaluate services. She is also interested in communication with families, developing communication aides for patients with visual impairment, leaflets and information for patients to support family communication and decision making.

Stuart Ingram (Secretary)

Stuart Ingram (Secretary) is a Research Project Manager at Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, and manages several interconnected research projects in the field of inherited eye disease including observational, therapeutic, academic and commercial streams. He is also works on grant applications, research governance, patient involvement and experience, and coordinates multi-disciplinary team meetings. He is currently studying for an MSc in Genomic Medicine at the University of Manchester and would like to follow this with a PhD studying and developing new approaches to research consent in visually impaired patients in the NHS clinical setting. Stuart acts as secretary to UK EGG and provides administrative support to other committee & executive members.

Everything You Need In One Place

Photography

Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Icons & Illustration

Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Video & Motion

Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

All Categories

    • Nature
    • Jobs and Careers
    • Pets and Animals
    • Wildlife
    • Business
    • Finance
    • Science and Technology
      • Food & Drink
      • Education
      • Family
      • Healthcare 7 Medicine
      • Sesonal & Holiday
      • Objects
      • Industrial
        • Fitness and Wellness
        • Fashion and Beauty
        • Sports
        • Recreation
        • Moods and Feelings
        • Transportation
        • Parks/Outdor
          • Architecture
          • Vintage
          • Urban
          • Wedding
          • Travel Destinations
          • Codffee
          • Vector and Illustration

Landscape Photography

Food Photography

Fashion Photography

Happy Subscribers

“Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamc. Sed do eiusmod tempor ut labore et dolore magna enim.”

Selim Rayhan

Managing Director, Cora Ltd

“Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamc. Sed do eiusmod tempor ut labore et dolore magna enim.”

Tamim Joyardar

Managing Director, Cora Ltd

“Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamc. Sed do eiusmod tempor ut labore et dolore magna enim.”

Hasan Milon

Managing Director, Cora Ltd

Joint UK-EGG/ISGEDR Screencasts

“Cutting Edge Science”

Georgina Hall

Consultant Genetic Counsellor (GCRB Registration106) & Honorary Lecturer, Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine

“Sending a Red Alert”

Avril Daly

Patient Spokesperson, Retina International

“Really a Great Time”

Birgit Lorenz

Professor of Neuroophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Genetics, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Free Photo of the Day

Free Video of the Day

25% Off Baking Collection

Portrait of the Day

Affordable Plans for Any Budget

Featured Contributors

Nicole Spears

Nicole Spears

Fashion Photographer

 

John Seitler

John Seitler

Videographer

 

Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan

Nature Photographer

 

Search. Find. Build Beautifully.

 

Free AccountContribute

Search. Find. Build Beautifully.

 

Free AccountContribute
%d bloggers like this: