An Eye On The Future...

Thursday, September 14th 2017 to Saturday, September 16th, 2017 saw Leeds host a joint UK EGG and ISGEDR Meeting with almost 200 international Ophthalmology Clinicians and Researchers absorbing over 30 presentations from worldwide colleagues.

I had the pleasure of recording many of the presentations in the comfortable and well appointed venue, Leeds Beckett University's Rose Bowl, smack in the heart of this wonderful Yorkshire City.

The Keynote Lecture was giving by the legendary Professor Andrew Reed from the University of Manchester who gave a wonderful presentation "Overview of the Human Genome".

Highlights included the 2017 Franceschetti Lecture "Eye Genetics at the Fork in the Road" by Professor David Mackey from Perth in Australia. The 2017 François Lecture had the longest title of all the presentations "From Congenital Stationary Night Blindness to Inherited Retinal Dystrophy: A Journey of 30 Years Discovering the Secrets of the Emerging Human Genome" by the world-famous Professor of Human Genetics at Hamburg University, Andreas Gal who had us rolling in the aisles. The final keynote lecture was from Leiden, the Netherlands Professor of Ophthalmology Dr Annette C Moll "All for one: Retinoblastoma, Pineoblastoma and Second Primary Malignancies"

Personally, of special note, was Avril Daly's presentation from a patient's perspective. A really Red Letter Day of a presentation, not to be missed when it goes online. All these recordings will be available on the UK EGG and ISGEDR websites in the coming weeks.