XVIth International Symposium
on Retinal Degeneration

July 13-18, 2014

Pacific Grove, California, US

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Please see the program page for updated information including presentation times and poster dimensions.

Book Chapter submissions are due August 25, 2014. Please click on the "Book Chapters" button on the top for more information.

RD2014 will be held from Sunday evening thru Friday morning. This is different from previous years.


February 3, 2014
Travel Award Applications due

March 17, 2014
Online Hotel Registration due

March 17, 2014
Online Meeting Registration due

March 17, 2014
Online Abstract Submission due

July 13-18, 2014
The XVIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration

July 13, 2014
Sunday Arrival, Welcome Reception & Dinner

July 18, 2014
Friday Morning/Noon Departure

July 20-24, 2014
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The XVIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration will be held in Pacific Grove, California, USA on July 13 - 18, 2014. The venue is the Asilomar Conference Grounds. 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 three 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" 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.

Each RD2014 attendee is encouraged to submit a chapter for publication in the Proceedings Volume. Author instructions and examples are can be found using the "Book Chapters" button on the top of this page, or at this link to the author instructions page.

For location, travel, weather, attire and other general meeting information, be sure to see the Asilomar Information Section.

Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply for Travel Awards and to attend the meeting.

We are excited about the RD2014 meeting and look forward to seeing you there.

Catherine Bowes Rickman
Matthew M. LaVail
Joe G. Hollyfield
Robert E. Anderson
John Ash
Christian Grimm
Please send comments, questions, or error reports to Holly-Whiteside@ouhsc.edu

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