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.

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Moorfields/UCL Optometry Programme Launch Event

On 9th May 2019 from 7.00 p.m to 10.00pm, the Optometry Department would like to invite you to join us at the Museum of the Order of St. John to launch our new programmes; MSc in Advanced Clinical Ophthalmology and Optometry and MSc Advanced Clinical Practice in Ophthalmology (degree apprenticeship for non-medical professionals).

Further information and booking details available via Eventbrite

Birmingham 2018 – Meeting Report

The 2018 UK-EGG annual meeting was an engaging and informative event, with lectures on a wide range of subjects from a host of talented clinicians, scientists and students. 41 people attended and we received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the sessions, venue (74% of you thought these were “excellent”) and the overall organisation. We received useful suggestions for improvements on other aspects of the day, for example more poster presentations (61% of you thought these were “good”). In order to display more posters we need more abstract submissions so we would urge you to become more involved in the meeting by sending abstracts and unusual or unsolved clinical cases to the scientific committee in good time.

There was a lunchtime session specifically dedicated to genetic counsellors and we will plan specific time in the 2019 programme for topics relevant to this professional group. If you have any suggestions for this or want to be involved please contact Georgina Hall, our treasurer, and Consultant genetic counsellor. Penny Clouston gave a clear overview of the new laboratory configuration and there was very positive feedback for our 2018 Keynote speaker, Professor Robert MacLaren who gave an excellent talk on ‘Gene therapy for Retinal Diseases’. Presentations were recorded with permission from the speakers (thanks to sponsorship from ISGEDR) and these will be available to members only at https://ukegg.com/birmingham-2018. Check your email for the password! Should you wish to propose a future Keynote speaker, or have any suggestion for the 2019 meeting, please let one of the committee members know.

UK-EGG would like to say a huge thank you to Denise Williams and everyone at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for such a fantastic job organising and hosting the meeting, our sponsors, Santhera Pharmaceuticals and Leadiant Biosciences, and to Geoff Cross for providing AV services. And of course thank you to our members and attendees! Finally, we invite interested members to discuss future roles on the UK-EGG committee. We try to maintain a mix of different professionals on the committee (ophthalmologists, clinical geneticists, counsellors, scientists, laboratory staff and patient representatives), however the positions are voluntary and people rotate on/off at staggered intervals, so please contact a committee member if interested.

We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow on Friday November 8th 2019!

Executive Committee (Amanda Churchill, Georgina Hall and Stuart Ingram)

Available NOW – Birmingham 2018 – Screencasts

The Screencasts recorded of this year’s Birmingham UK-EGG Conference are available NOW and are available to view via our Screencasts section. A password is required to access this page which will be emailed to members shortly.

Prize winners UKEGG 2018

Congratulations to Sonja Mansfield Smith, Addenbrooks Hospital and Diana Butu, UCL for winning the best poster and free paper at the 2018 UKEGG meeting

2018 UK-EGG Meeting Programme

You can now download the 2018 UK-EGG Meeting Programme, Sponsorship Acknowledgements and Travel Arrangements HERE

Birmingham 2018 – Meeting Report

The 2018 UK-EGG annual meeting was an engaging and informative event, with lectures on a wide range of subjects from a host of talented clinicians, scientists and students. 41 people attended and we received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the sessions, venue (74% of you thought these were “excellent”) and the overall organisation. We received useful suggestions for improvements on other aspects of the day, for example more poster presentations (61% of you thought these were “good”). In order to display more posters we need more abstract submissions so we would urge you to become more involved in the meeting by sending abstracts and unusual or unsolved clinical cases to the scientific committee in good time.

There was a lunchtime session specifically dedicated to genetic counsellors and we will plan specific time in the 2019 programme for topics relevant to this professional group. If you have any suggestions for this or want to be involved please contact Georgina Hall, our treasurer, and Consultant genetic counsellor. Penny Clouston gave a clear overview of the new laboratory configuration and there was very positive feedback for our 2018 Keynote speaker, Professor Robert MacLaren who gave an excellent talk on ‘Gene therapy for Retinal Diseases’. Presentations were recorded with permission from the speakers (thanks to sponsorship from ISGEDR) and these will be available to members only at https://ukegg.com/birmingham-2018. Check your email for the password! Should you wish to propose a future Keynote speaker, or have any suggestion for the 2019 meeting, please let one of the committee members know.

UK-EGG would like to say a huge thank you to Denise Williams and everyone at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for such a fantastic job organising and hosting the meeting, our sponsors, Santhera Pharmaceuticals and Leadiant Biosciences, and to Geoff Cross for providing AV services. And of course thank you to our members and attendees! Finally, we invite interested members to discuss future roles on the UK-EGG committee. We try to maintain a mix of different professionals on the committee (ophthalmologists, clinical geneticists, counsellors, scientists, laboratory staff and patient representatives), however the positions are voluntary and people rotate on/off at staggered intervals, so please contact a committee member if interested.

We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow on Friday November 8th 2019!

Executive Committee (Amanda Churchill, Georgina Hall and Stuart Ingram)

An Interesting Listen

For an interesting listen, head over to Professor Nicky Ragge’s excellent piece on the Australian Radio News Channel “New techniques help genetically controlled eye conditions

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

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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

Book Now – UK-EGG 2018 Meeting

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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: BOOK NOW

 

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

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

Members can now submit Abstracts and Posters for Presentation:

Download Links UK-EGG Birmingham 2018 Leaflet   Abstract Submission Form

2018 Meeting – Keynote Speaker Announced…

Prof Robert MacLaren

Confirmed Keynote speaker is Professor Robert McClaren

SAVE THE DATE…

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 meeting will be held at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Check out our ‘Breaking News‘ page for more details.

12th Annual Meeting of UK-EGG

Meeting Report by Georgina Hall, Outgoing Chair UK-EGG

HD Screencasts 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:

ukegg.com/joint-uk-eggisgedr-screencasts/

To view the screencasts you will need a password, which should have been sent to you recently. Contact either of the following: Susan Downes susan.downes@ouh.nhs.uk Catherine Willis catherine.willis@uhs.nhs.uk or Stuart Ingram stuart.ingram@cmft.nhs.uk if you haven’t received your password.

UK-EGG

16 years of support for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists

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