XVIIIth International Symposium
on Retinal Degeneration


September 03-08, 2018
Killarney, Ireland

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The Travel Award Application site is now Closed. Congratulations to the 66 Travel Awardees.

Use this link to signup for emails about the meeting. RDmeeting Email list


May 18, 2018
Travel Award Applications due

June 29, 2018
Online Hotel Registration due

June 29, 2018
Online Meeting Registration due to receive discounted rate

June 29, 2018
Online Abstract Submission due

Sept. 03-08, 2018
The XVIIIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration Meeting

Sept. 03, 2018
Monday Arrival and Welcome Reception & Dinner

Sept. 08, 2018
Saturday Morning Departure

Sept. 09-12, 2018
ISER XXIIIth Biennial Meeting.
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Be sure to register in time.

Travel to ISER / Belfast
For people also attending ISER, we have arranged a bus that will leave from Killarney on Saturday (Sept. 08) and will drive directly to the ISER venue in Belfast. Seats are available on a 'first come, first served' basis. Interested people should contact Christian Grimm for signing up. Note: seats are only secured after payment of €50 per person has been received at the meeting registration desk in cash (sorry, no credit cards accepted).

The XVIIIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration (RD2018) will be held in the beautiful town of Killarney. All attendees will be housed in the marvelous Victorian hotel, Great Southern Killarney (formerly The Malton Hotel), in downtown Killarney, just opposite of the railway station. The Great Southern not only has unique rooms, exceptionally good food< and a very friendly staff, it also has a spacious conference center with comfortable seating, up-to-date audio-visual equipment and sufficient space for poster sessions.

As in past meetings, the program will focus on age-related macular degeneration and inherited retinal degenerations with several keynote lectures, three full days of oral presentations, three evening poster sessions, a full day excursion and a gala dinner to round off the meeting in a social setting.

We are actively raising money to support travel awards for competitive students, postdocs, and young faculty. We hope to be able to fully support attendance of up to 40 awardees, which will be chosen according to their submitted scientific abstracts by a dedicated Travel Awards committee. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply for Travel Awards and to attend the meeting.

You may use this Link to apply for a Travel award. Submit Travel Award Application

We are excited about the RD2018 meeting and very much look forward to welcoming you at The Malton in Killarney.

RD Organizing Committee
Local Organizing Committee
Christian Grimm
Catherine Bowes Rickman
Robert E. Anderson
John D. Ash
Joe G. Hollyfield
Matthew M. LaVail
Eric Pierce
Peter Humphries (Trinity College Dublin)
Marian Humphries (Trinity College Dublin)
Jane Farrar (Trinity College Dublin)
Matthew Campbell (Trinity College Dublin)
Paul Kenna (Research Foundation Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin)
Laura Brady (Fighting Blindness Ireland)

For questions regarding the RD2018 meeting please contact Christian Grimm

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