Meetings

UK Eye Genetics Group 2017 Meets in Leeds with ISGEDR

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The UK EYE Genetics Group (EGG) is pleased to announce that the 2017 meeting will take place in Leeds, September 14-16 in conjunction with the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR). The venue will the Rose Bowl in Leeds in the Sagar Wright Lecture Theatre. The meeting will be of particular interest to Vision Scientists, Clinical Geneticists and Ophthalmologists, Genetic Counsellors and Specialists nurses in Genetics and Retinoblastoma. The programme will include updates on inherited eye diseases and retinoblastoma including 100,000 genome project, genetic counselling, clinical trials and emerging therapies with themed sessions, free papers, posters and case presentations. Named Lecturers include: Professors Andrew Read, David Mackey, Andreas Gal and Annette Moll.

This special event, marks the 20th Bi-Annual Meeting of ISGEDR and includes symposia spread throughout the 3 days covering the whole pathway from consenting for genetic investigations to laboratory testing and finally interpretation and discussion of results with patients. The first day will have the traditional UKEGG cases presentations covering both Inherited Eye disorders and Retinoblastoma. A one-day rate will be available for UKEGG members which will include an evening welcome reception. We hope, however, that everyone will take advantage of the discounted 3-day member rate which includes a Gala dinner on September 15 at the spectacular Royal Armouries Museum.

Local contacts are martin.mckibbin@nhs.net; c.toomes@leeds.ac.uk;

More details about abstract submission and early bird registration will be available soon on the ISGEDR website: https://isgedr.com/annual-meeting/