David Birch, PhD

Our Retina International World Congress (RIWC24) takes place from the 5th – 8th June 2024 in the Dublin Royal Convention Centre, in the heart of Dublin city centre.

Our Scientific Committee has been working relentlessly to secure an impressive lineup of outstanding speakers to shed light on this research area so as part of our Meet the Speaker series, we are delighted to announce one more distinguished speaker.

Dr. Birch is the Scientific Director of the Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Laboratory, Retina Foundation of the Southwest, Dallas, Texas, US.

Headshot of David Birch on a blue background image. Text: Retina International World Congress. Dublin Royal Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland. RIWC24. DUBLIN: Targeting the Cure. JUNE 5-8, 2024. DAVID BIRCH PH.D., Scientific Director, Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Laboratory, Retina Foundation of the Southwest. At the bottom of the image, there are the Fighting Blindness and Retina International logos.

Dr. Birch has more than 40 years of experience in the eye conditions research area and clinical trials for vision loss. His research focus are the Genetic eye diseases, like Macular degeneration, using tools like Electrophysiology, and Visual function testing.

We are delighted to have Dr. Birch with us at the Retina International World Congress to present on Outcome measures in retinal disease clinical trials, on our Scientific Day Friday, June 7, 2024. You can learn more about his work in his full bio below.

  • To learn more about the full agenda please click here.

 

Stay tuned for more updates as we draw closer to this incredible gathering of the latest scientific research and innovation, set to take place in 2024.

Dr. David Birch full bio:

David Birch’s background includes a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside as well as a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, followed by fellowships in prestigious universities like the University of Florida Medical school.

David has been an author on more than 350 peer reviewed publications and has also been an active member of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Scientific Advisory Board for the last decades.

Dr. Birch has more than 40 years of experience in the eye conditions research area and clinical trials for vision loss. His research focus are the Genetic eye diseases, like Macular degeneration, using tools like Electrophysiology, and Visual function testing.

  • For an updated list of Dr. Birch’s publications please click here.

 

  • Listen/watch back to a recent talk of Dr. Birch on RP therapies: here