Registration is open for the annual conference of the UK Eye Genetics Group (UK EGG) on Friday 17th June 2022 at The Watershed in the beautiful city of Bristol.
We are excited to be working in partnership with the British Society of Clinical Electrophysiology and Vision (BriSEV). The day will include sessions on clinical, molecular and population eye genetics, clinical electrophysiology, genetic case discussions, short talks and posters by early careers researchers, and talks by people affected by inherited eye disease.
Confirmed speakers include Professors Jeremy Guggenheim and Cathy Williams (myopia epidemiology and genetics), Professor Davide Pisani (comparative evolution of opsins and vision), Dr Emma Baple (community genomics research and new discoveries in eye genetics from 100,000 genomes), Jorn Lakowski (retinal organoids and gene editing to study Retinitis Pigmentosa), Dr Patrick Yu Wai Man (gene therapy trials for Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy), Dr Ruth Hamilton (President of ISCEV and Secretary of BriSEV), Dr Andy Flack (historical perceptions of visual impairment).
The keynote speaker is the internationally renowned genetic epidemiologist Professor George Davey Smith.
The meeting will be held in person and all talks will be streamed live. The venue, The Watershed, is fully accessible for those with sight and hearing impairments and it is Guide Dog friendly.
Early Bird Discounted Registration is available until 17th April 2022 and full price tickets will be available until the day of the conference. UK EGG members are entitled to £25 discount.
UK EGG organising committee.
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Call for abstracts and clinical genetic cases:
All abstracts for oral and poster presentations and genetic cases will be subject to peer review before acceptance. Submissions will close on 17th April 2022 and successful submissions will be notified by 6th May 2022. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the conference for the best oral and poster presentations.
Refunds could be offered for cancellations up to one week before the event.