About RIWC24

Fighting Blindness is delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Retina International World Congress (RIWC24) in Dublin, from June 5-8, 2024.

The last RIWC took place in Reykjavík, Iceland in June 2022 and was a hugely successful gathering of retinal experts. Fighting Blindness looks forward to hosting the congress at the Dublin Royal Convention CentreRadisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin, and continuing to nurture and develop the great hope and optimism that emerged out of the last Congress. We will be bringing together the world’s foremost retinal scientists and clinicians alongside leaders in the fields of advocacy, patient representatives, health research and support organisations.

We look forward to sharing more information with you over the coming months on the Fighting Blindness website and our event LinkedIn page.


Please be cautious of registration scams. Unfortunately, each year, some individuals create counterfeit websites for major international meetings, with the intention of misleading attendees. The scam can centre around selling hotel rooms that either don’t exist or are significantly marked up in price, or indeed, fraudulent registration sales. It’s important to note that we are aware that these scams have taken place in the past and we urge caution for all delegates. Please be sure that any email you receive is from us. Our email is riwc@fightingblindness.ie and you can reach out to us directly by email or by phoning us at +353 1 6789 004We are NOT selling accommodation on our registration platform, nor will we email you accommodation invoices.

To ensure your financial safety, please only visit www.FightingBlindness.ie for registration where you will find the direct link to our registration platform. CrowdComms are our chosen conference partner for RIWC and their ticketing registration system is the only means of registering for the event. Fighting Blindness members should contact us directly to register.

Getting your name badge: Our registration system will send email confirmations which will include a QR code, allowing you to quickly print your badge at onsite kiosks throughout the Dublin Royal Convention Center for the duration of the Congress. Please note that badges will not be mailed in advance and you will not be asked for additional payment for your badge.

Stay vigilant and protect yourself from potential scams! Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to question any email or communication you receive.

About Fighting Blindness:

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Fighting Blindness is a patient-led charity with a vision to cure blindness, support people living with sight loss and empower patients. We are the only Irish charity funding research into treatments for sight loss. To date, we have invested over €20 million in more than 115 research and clinical projects.

We provide professional counselling and therapeutic services for individuals and families living with vision impairment and blindness. We advocate for equity of access to timely and appropriate diagnosis, healthcare, therapies and support services and, through education and information provision, we work to empower the 272,000 children and adults in Ireland who are blind or visually impaired.

About Retina International

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Retina International (RI) is a global umbrella organisation for patient-led charities and foundations who support research into rare, genetically inherited and age-related forms of retinal disease. Retina International is a registered charity in Ireland.

RI has 43 active members made up of patient-led voluntary groups, charities and foundations & all with the common goal of finding cures and treatments for retinal dystrophies by supporting research and innovation