XIXth International Symposium on retinal Degeneration

Delyed until 2021

Read more on the RD Meeting history

Email List
If you would like to receive emails about meeting updates from the meeting organizers use the link below to join the RD Meetings Email list.

Join Group

June 5, 2021
Travel Award Applications due

August 1, 2021
-Online Hotel and Meeting Registration due.

-Abstract submission is available after payment of registration fee.

August 15, 2021
-Abstracts submitted after this date may not be considered for platform talks, and will likely be programmed as a poster presentation.

Sept or October, 2021
-BrightFocus Macular Fast Track. Fast Track participants should arrive on the 19th.

Sept or October, 2021
-The XIXth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration Meeting

Sept or October, 2021
-Tuesday Arrival and Welcome Reception

Sept or October, 2021
-Sunday Morning Departure

Updates to the meeting will be posted here.

COVID-19 Update

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the XIXth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration, initially scheduled for October of 2020, will be postponed. In considering options to reschedule, the meeting organizers decided to reschedule the RD meeting for Sept or Oct of 2021. The organizers are currently investigating new venues in the United States and Europe that have availability in the stated time frame. We are prioritizing sites with uncomplicated travel planning, world-class conference facilities, with a comfortable yet cloistered environment that facilitate scientific exchange. As our plans progress, we will update our website, and we send out notices by email. We hope everyone stays safe and well. Best regards,

The Travel Awards. We are happy to announce that our NIH R13 meeting grant will be funded, and we have funding from BrightFocus, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and the Fritz Tobler foundation. This funding will support a significant number of travel awards. We are continuing to actively raise money, and we are on-track to support approximately 60 travel awards for competitive students, postdocs, and young faculty. Awards will be chosen from submitted applications by a dedicated Travel Awards committee. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply for Travel Awards and to attend the meeting. Persons applying for a Travel Award should use this link to visit our Travel Award page for more information.

How to apply for a Travel Award

RD meeting registration is temporarily closed. All attendees are encouraged to submit an abstract to the program. Information about how to submit an abstract will be provided after the registration fee has been paid.

RD2021 Registration

BrightFocus Macular Fast TrackSM

We are excited to announce a new training opportunity for scientists interested in accelerating their research into Macular Degeneration. The RD Meeting organizers have partnered with BrightFocus to host the first BrightFocus Macular FastTrack.

BrightFocus Macular Fast Track

We hope everyone stays safe and productive, and we look forward to our next meeting.
RD Organizing Committee
John D. Ash
Eric Pierce
Robert E. Anderson
Catherine Bowes Rickman
Joe G. Hollyfield
Christian Grimm