Retina 2022: Speakers Announcement

We are very excited to announce further details about our award-winning Retina conference.

As previously mentioned, after two years of successfully hosting the conference virtually, we will be back to an in-person event once again. This year our conference will be running on November 3, 4 and 5 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin City.

We will be bringing together top international and Irish researchers and clinicians in the global effort to find treatments and cures for conditions causing vision impairment and blindness.

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StarT keynote speakers, Professor Mariya Moosajee and Professor Rando Allikmets

On Thursday, November 3 our colleagues from the StarT project (https://www.startn.eu/) will present 14 ESR fellows from the StarT network who will present their PhD studies. There will also be additional keynote speakers to be confirmed soon covering the areas of IRD Genomics, Mechanisms of Disease, and Therapeutics.

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Scientific Day Keynote Speakers.  Associate Professor Allesandra Recchia, Prof Catherine Bowes Rickman and Professor Austin Roorda

Friday, November 4 is our fantastic Scientific Day and Saturday, November 5 will be our popular Public Engagement Day.

We are delighted to announce that we have confirmed the following speakers for Retina 2022.

Thursday, November 3, StarT

Professor Rando Allikmets

Rando Allikmets, Ph.D., is the William and Donna Acquavella Professor at the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology & Cell Biology, and Director of Research at the Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York
Professor Rando Allikmets, Ph.D

Rando Allikmets, Ph.D., is the William and Donna Acquavella Professor at the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology & Cell Biology, and Director of Research at the Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York

Professor Mariya Moosajee, MBBS BSc PhD FRCOphth

Professor Mariya Moosajee, MBBS BSc PhD FRCOphth
Professor Mariya Moosajee, MBBS BSc PhD FRCOphth

Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Group Leader of Ocular Genomics and Therapeutics at the Francis Crick Institute, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.

Friday, November 4, Scientific Day Speakers

Professor Catherine Bowes Rickman

Professor Catherine Bowes Rickman
Professor Catherine Bowes Rickman

Dr. Bowes Rickman is the George and Geneva Boguslavsky Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and a professor of Cell Biology at Duke University.

Professor Austin Roorda

Professor Austin Roorda
Professor Austin Roorda

Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry and Vision Science. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Alessandra Recchia, PhD

Alessandra Recchia, PhD
Alessandra Recchia, PhD

Associate Professor in Molecular Biology in the Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Confirmation of further speakers and a call for abstracts will be announced soon!

The Radisson is providing a conference rate of €190 per night using the promotional code RETINA2022 for delegates. They can be contacted by emailing reservations.royal.dublin@radissonblu.com. We will post more details once we have them.

Make sure to mark these dates in your calendar so you don’t miss out! Follow us on our social media and stay tuned: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook