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The 20th Retina International World Congress

04 July 2017

The 20th Retina International World Congress will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from February 7th - 11th 2018.

The Retina International World Congress brings together the world’s foremost retinal scientists and clinicians, along with the global leaders in patient advocacy and peer support.

Retina International 2018 will offer patients and their families, clinicians, rehabilitation professionals, students and anyone with an interest in retinal disorders with interactive learning and networking opportunities that include short scientific presentations, expert panels, treatment approach plenaries and social events.

The congress will include insight into retinal research in areas such as genes and gene therapy, cell therapy and regenerative medicine, retinal implant technology, novel drug therapy and epidemiology. It will examine critical issues associated with expediting the development, accessibility and availability of treatments for retinal disorders

It’s aim is to create the best educational environment possible 2018’s key contributors include the most acclaimed experts in biomedical research, clinical practice, rehabilitation best practice in blindness and world leaders in effective peer support methodologies and treatment advocacy.

This five day event will consist of short scientific presentations, expert panels, treatment approach plenaries and practical guidance presentations will be given. Delegates will have the chance to socialise and relax too, with the aim of bringing together people with a retinal disorders and their families, as well as ophthalmologists, optometrists, scientists and rehabilitation professionals.

Some elements of the programme are yet to be confirmed, but the Retina International website will be updated over the coming months. The main bulk of programme and scheduling information is available already, and we’ll be writing a post-event report which we will publish for our members. If you’re intending on attending the Retina International World Congress, do let head office know!

As usual, the congress organising committee has arranged for subsidised travel and accommodation options for some qualifying delegates; you can learn more about this on the congress website. There is a Youth arm of this event, and keynote speaker bios have been published.

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