XVIIth International Symposium
on Retinal Degeneration


September 19-24, 2016
Kyoto, Japan

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RD2016 will be held from the evening of Monday, September 19th thru the morning of Saturday September 24th.


May 20, 2016
Travel Award Applications due

July 5, 2016
Online Hotel Registration due

July 5, 2016
Online Meeting Registration due to receive discounted rate

July 5, 2016
Online Abstract Submission due

Sept. 19-24, 2016
The XVIIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration Meeting

Sept. 19, 2016
Monday Arrival and Welcome Reception & Dinner

Sept. 24, 2016
Saturday Morning Departure

Sept. 26-30, 2016
ISER XXIIth Biennial Meeting.
Tokyo, Japan

Be sure to register in time.

The XVIIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration (RD2016) will be held in Kyoto, Japan on September 19 - 24, 2016. The meeting will be held in the historic Kyoto International Conference Center. All attendees will be housed in the Grand Prince Hotel , which is conveniently located across the street from the conference center. In choosing this site, we wanted a comfortable facility where the scientific presentations could be held, where all attendees could be housed and where all meals could be provided. Such facilities allow for maximum interaction of all attendees during the meeting.

An exciting scientific program on all aspects of retinal degeneration is being organized for the meeting. As in the past, the program will include both poster and platform presentations, as well as Five Keynote Lectures. The platform sessions will be organized around specific themes, and talks will be selected from abstracts submitted by participants. We anticipate that the themes will include "Molecular and genetic mechanisms in photoreceptor degeneration," "Age-related macular degeneration," "New diagnostic and imaging techniques for retinal degenerations," "Neuroprotection in the prevention of retinal degeneration," "Gene therapy and the correction of gene defects," and "New therapeutic targets for retinal degenerations", "iPS cells" as well as other emerging topics that may develop over the next few months. Platform presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes each, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Those individuals not selected for a platform presentation are invited to present their research in well attended poster sessions. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the meeting, and there will be several sessions completely devoted to poster discussions.

We are actively raising money to support travel awards for competitive students, postdocs, and young faculty. In recent meetings we have raised sufficient funds to fully support the attendance of 45 to 55 awardees. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply for Travel Awards and to attend the meeting.

We are excited about the RD2016 meeting and look forward to seeing you there.

RD Organizing Committee
Local Organizing Committee
John D. Ash
Robert E. Anderson
Catherine Bowes Rickman
Matthew M. LaVail
Joe G. Hollyfield
Christian Grimm
Nagahisa Yoshimura (Chair, Kyoto University)
Shuichi Yamamoto (Chiba University Hospital)
Akira Murakami (Juntendo University Hospital )
Yoshihiro Hotta (Hamamatsu Univ. School of Medicine)
Mineo Kondo (Mie Univ. Graduate School of Medicine)
Akihiro Ohira (Shimane University Faculty of Medicine)
Masaki Tanito (Matsue Red Cross Hospital)
Please send comments, questions, or error reports to John Ash at jash@ufl.edu

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