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ISGEDR 2013 Meeting - August 22, 2013 - Het Pand. Ghent, Brussels
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The meeting is jointly sponsored by the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma, and Ghent University & Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

Course Description

The ISGEDR Meeting brings together researchers and clinicians interested in various aspects of ocular genetics to exchange and learn about the latest developments in the field. The meeting is comprised of presentations of original research by meeting participants, as well as plenary sessions and symposia addressing current topics by distinguished invited speakers. The meeting also features three named lectureships given by world-renowned specialists in the field of ophthalmic genetics and retinoblastoma.

Target Audience

The meeting will cater for a variety of audiences including general ophthalmologists, pediatric ophthalmologists, retina specialists as well as residents-in-training. Genetic counselors with an interest in eye diseases will find it equally beneficial. Molecular geneticists who have an interest in ocular disease and researchers in the field will find it an excellent venue to present their work and learn about that of others. Ophthalmologists and oncologists who treat patients with retinoblastoma will find the meeting sessions well organized to discuss the latest in diagnosis and management of patients with this most common pediatric eye tumor.

Objectives

At the end of the meeting the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the latest advances in gene therapy of inherited eye diseases
  • Discern the differences between different current modalities of genetic testing
  • Decide on the appropriate therapy for different forms and stages of retinoblastoma
  • Detect the most prominent imaging features of inherited retinal diseases
  • Recognize newly defined forms of retinal disorders and other genetic diseases of the eye¬†

UPDATE:
**The deadline for abstracts submission has been extended to July 15, 2013.**

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