This is a provisional agenda for the 5th European Aniridia Conference.

Jump to the agenda for the Aniridia Network Conference and AGM

There may well be changes in the coming months especially as the event is planned to run primarily online.

Get in touch If you would like to present a ‘poster’ or a longer session.

July/August 2021

Friday 30 July 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 31 July

  • 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 1 August

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