Dr. Elise Héon

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. Elise Héon is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and Staff Director, at the Ocular Genetics Program, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.

Image description: Headshot of Dr. Elise Héon 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. DR. ELISE HÉON, Staff Director, Ocular Genetics Program, Department of Ophthalmology, Consultant Ophthalmologist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. At the bottom of the image, there are the Fighting Blindness and Retina International logos.

Dr. Héon has been staff ophthalmologist at SickKids since 1996. Her career focusses on inherited eye disorders, now mostly on inherited retinal diseases. She directs the Ocular Genetics program providing comprehensive assessment, genetic testing and counseling of patients affected with inherited retinal disorders. She became Chief of Ophthalmology in 2003 when her laboratory was moved from the Toronto Western to SickKids Research Institute. She has trained numerous students of various academic levels from around the world.

We are delighted to have Dr. Elise Héon with us at the Retina International World Congress chairing the ‘Challenges & measuring value: What is valuable to patients (diagnosis and therapies)’ panel on Saturday, June 8, 10:40 AM – 11:40 AM.

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 June 2024!

  • You can learn more about Dr. Héon here.
  • For registrations please click here.