This is a provisional agenda for the European Aniridia Conference 2020.

Jump to the agenda for the Aniridia Network Conference and AGM

There may be changes in the coming months

July/August 2021

Friday 1.30-4.30pm

  • Patient clinics at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Tours of Moorfields Eye Hospital and
    UCL Institute of Ophthalmology laboratories

Aniridia Europe
Aniridia Europe

  • General Assembly
  • Board Meeting
  • Workshops
Aniridia Europe Board 2018-2020

Saturday

  • 09.00 Registration
  • 10.00 Keynote: Prof. Tony Moore

The Eye

  • 10.10 Living with sight loss – Keith Spink
  • 10.20 Genotype-phenotype correlations – Prof. Dominique. Bremond-Gignac
  • 10.40 Management of cataract and artificial iris implants for aniridia – Mr Stephen Tuft
  • 11.00 Nystagmus – Mr Jay Self and Miss Helena. Lee
  • 11.20 Lay summary
  • 11.30 Questions and answers

Lunch

12.00 Lunch  / posters / sponsors

Outside the Eye

  • 13.30 Effect on my sleep – Beth Dawes
  • 13.40 Endocrinology aspects: Role of Pax6 in pancreas development and maintenance – Prof. Guy Rutter
  • 14:00 WAGR disease mechanisms and variability – Kelly Trout
  • 14.20 Lay summary
  • 14.25 Questions and answers

Break

15.00 Break / posters / sponsors

In the Cell

  • 15.30 Importance of taking part in and supporting research – S. Butler
  • 15.40 IPSC – Dr. Mariya. Moosaje/D. Cunha
  • 16.00 Effects of Pax6 mutations on mouse brain development – Dr. John Mason
  • 16.20 Lay summary
  • 16.30 Questions and answers
  • 17.00 Close

Drinks and Gala Dinner

For guests invited by Aniridia Network only
Toastmaster: Fern Lulham

Sunday

Future Therapies

  • 10.00 Therapeutic approaches targeting anterior chamber defects in the Pax6Sey/+ model of aniridia – C. Gregory Evans
  • 10.20 The cornea in aniridia: what have we learned from studies across Europe – Neil Lagali
  • 10.50 Future perspectives on limbal stem cells – J. Daniels/S. Ahmed
  • 11.10 Lay summary
  • 11.15 Questions and answers

Lunch

12.00 Lunch / posters / sponsors

Aniridia Network Conference

  • 13:00 Life with aniridia – Georgina Clements
  • 13:30 Annual General Meeting and Report 
  • 14:00 Doctor/relatives perspective – Nikki Hall
  • 14.30 Break
  • 15:00 Psychological impacts on patients and their family members – G.Genning
  • 15:45 “But, you don’t look blind?” – Growing up with an invisible disability – Charles Bloch
  • other sponsor / patient / parent / medical talks to be confirmed