XVIIIth International Symposium
on Retinal Degeneration


September 03-08, 2018
Killarney, Ireland

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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.


We are actively raising funds to support 40 to 50 travel awards to attend the RD2018 meeting. As we develop funds for the RD2018 meeting we will recognize sponsors on this page. Funds will be used to support keynote lectures, poster sessions and travel grants for selected graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, instructors and assistant professors. By supporting these travel grants the sponsors recognize the importance of supporting the next generation of vision scientists.

We have already received committments from:

The Fritz Tobler Foundation, Switzerland
BrightFocus Foundation, USA
Qiagen Inc.

We thank the following sponsors for the RD2016 meeting.

National Eye Institute

"The National Eye Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endoresement by the U.S. Government."

Foundation Fighting Blindness




Harrington Discovery Institute

Gund-Harrington Scholar Award
The Foundation Fighting Blindness and Harrington Discovery Institute partner to fund the
Gund-Harrington Award
This funding mechanism supports research efforts that could prevent, treat or cure blindness.
Learn more at:


ProRetina Foundation





Fritz Tobler Foundation, Switzerland image



Bright Focus Foundation

Bright Focus Foundation






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