Russell Wheeler

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.

Russell Wheeler is a Volunteer Patient Advocate at ERN-EYE, EURORDIS and Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Society.

We are delighted to have Russell Wheeler with us at the Retina International World Congress as a panelist at the ‘Challenges & measuring value: What is valuable to patients (diagnosis and therapies)’ session on Saturday, June 8, 10:40 PM – 11:40 AM, located at Douglas Hyde.

Image description: Headshot of Daniela Brohlburg 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. DANIELA BROHLBURG, Counsellor & Retinal Dystrophy patient advocate. At the bottom of the image, there are the Fighting Blindness and Retina International logos.

Russell Wheeler is an experienced Patient Advocate active as a volunteer in the non-profit sector in Europe focused on rare diseases and especially rare eye disease. His background is in finance and business strategy.

Healthcare is in crisis and we need to collaborate to make things better – researchers, clinicians, regulators, payers, industry and patients, we all need to play our part. And across borders too. – Russell Wheeler

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!