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
  • Wolfram syndrome
  • 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)

We invite members to submit abstracts and posters for presentation at the meeting via our Dropbox Request Page
Please note that abstract submission will close on 24/08/2018.

For further information, please contact the local organiser, Dr Denise Williams via

Registration fees:
Early Bird Members (close midnight 14/9/18) – £80.00
Members from 15/9/18 – £100.00
Non-Members – £150.00

Download Links UK-EGG Birmingham 2018 Leaflet   Abstract Submission Form

2018 UK EGG Meeting – Location and Date announced…

The venue for this year’s UK EGG annual meeting is to be the wonderful Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The data for your calendar is November the 1st.

Booking and Call for Papers details to follow shortly. Do not risk missing this meeting which includes Professor Robert MacLaren as its Keynote Speaker.


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UK Eye Genetics Group 2017 Meets in Leeds with ISGEDR


The UK EYE Genetics Group (UK-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;;

More details about abstract submission and early bird registration will be available soon on the ISGEDR website: