RD2021 Meeting Registration


Before registering for the in-person meetings, please consider our COVID-19 policies. The policies do not apply to the virtual meetings.

COVID vaccinations are required to attend
COVID-19 vaccinations are required to attend the in-person RD2021 and Bright Focus Macular Fast TrackSM meetings .
The recent spike in COVID infections has demonstrated the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations in reducing infections and preventing severe illness and death. Our highest priority in policy decisions is to safeguard the health and safety of meeting attendees, staff, and the larger community. With this in mind, we are moving forward with the policy that all in-person attendees and staff will be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before September 26. We will use a third-party vendor to verify documentation of COVID-19 vaccinations. We will provide instructions on uploading documented proof of complete vaccination following receipt of your meeting registration. No one will be admitted on-site without proof of full vaccination, and there will be no exceptions to the vaccination requirements. No refunds will be issued for individuals arriving at the venue unvaccinated. We have developed a virtual platform as an option for those who can't travel, are actively infected, or are unvaccinated.

Face coverings are required to attend
Appropriate face covering will be required at all times for all indoor events.
Attendees may remove their masks only when actively eating or drinking and when presenting a lecture. Failure to follow the mask policy could result in an early departure from the meeting.

In-person RD2021 Meeting Registration ($1,300). We have an all-inclusive registration fee of $1,300 that covers the attendee's full participation in all meeting presentations, meals, activities, and a poster session. As part of the meeting program, all attendees will have coffee breaks, breakfast, lunch, and dinners together. The registration fee fully covers the group meal costs. The registration fee does not cover attendees room charges. Rooms require a separate registration with the hotel.

Virtual RD2021 and BrightFocus Macular Fast TrackSM meetings ($350 for both meetings). In an attempt to be as inclusive as possible during these difficult times was have developed RD2021 and the BrightFocus Macular Fast Track into hybrid meetings. The in-person meeting will proceed as planned, but we have added the option to fully participate in the meetings as a virtual attendee. Virtual attendees will be able to stream platform talks and will be able to ask questions to speakers. Virtual attendees will also be able to present their research posters in an interactive scientific session. The virtual attendee option is now available on our registration website.

BrightFocus Macular Fast TrackSM Workshop ($250 or $150 if bundled with the RD2021 registration). We have partnered with BrightFocus Foundation to organize and hold a one-day Fast Track Workshop that we designed to accelerate research into the mechanism of disease and the development of therapies for macular degeneration. The meeting will be held on September 27, 2021, in the same venue as the RD meeting. Since the Fast Track meeting is on the day before the start of the RD meeting scientific sessions, it is possible to attend both meetings. The small registration fee allows attendees to participate in the ten lecture series and covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all meeting breaks. Room charges require a separate registration. For more information on the Fast Track Workshop, please use this link.


BrightFocus Macular Fast Track



Dual RD2021 and BrightFocus Macular Fast TrackSM Workshop ($1,450). To encourage participation in both the workshop and the RD meeting, we offer a dual registration that is a $100 discount off the combined registration fees of the two conferences. Travel Awardees to the RD2021 meeting will be required to attend the Macular Fast Track Workshop and the RD Meeting.


Accompanying Person Registration ($450 for adults 21 and over, children 11-21 years $375, children 3-10 years $150, children under 0-2 are free) We have an all inclusive registration fee for accompanying persons, which covers participation in the opening reception, all dinners, meeting excursion, and Gala dinner. This fee does not cover breakfast, lunch or room charges. The hotel may charge an additional fee for 2 or more accompanying persons. Accompanying persons are also not allowed in the meeting room, poster sessions, coffee breaks, or the lunch break.

Child Care Options: We have identified a reputable child care service in Nashville that parents can use to arrange private care for their accompanying children on a fee-for-service basis. The company is called Wyndy, and attendees can use this link Wendy service to download the app, which will allow them to find the services they need while in Nashville.



The table below is a summary of all registration fees
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Item Registration Fee
RD2021 Meeting with the BrightFocus Macular Degeneration Fast Track
$1450
RD2021 Meeting Only
$1300
BrightFocus Macular Degeneration Fast TrackSM
$250
Accompanying Persons 21 and over
$450
Accompanying Persons 11-21 years
$375
Accompanying Persons 3-10 years
$150
Accompanying Persons 0-2 years
$0
Virtual RD2021 and BrightFocus Macualr Degeneration Fast Track
$350


To register for the RD2021 meeting use the link below. You will be able to submit your abstract after you have registered for the meeting. IMPORTANT: Travel award applicants should not register for the RD meeting or hotel accommodations until after the awards have been announced.



RD2021 Registration Site