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.

All attendees will be housed in the marvelous Victorian hotel, The Great Southern (formerly named The Malton), in downtown Killarney, just opposite of the railway station. The Great Southern not only has unique rooms, exceptionally good food and a very friendly staff, it also has a spacious conference center with comfortable seating, up-to-date audio-visual equipment and sufficient space for poster sessions.

Attendees have the option of selecting a single room or a shared double occupancy room. The cost per room includes all meals for scientists, and breakfasts and dinners for accompanying persons. Lunch will be provided for accompanying persons only on Thursday, the day of the excursion.

Type of Room 5-Night Package per person Additional Night
Single Room €1,323 € 150
Double Occupancy € 998 /Sci € 85
Participant with Accompanying Persons

€ 1,323 /Sci
€ 545 /Accom Person   

€ 170

* 5-night package for scientists includes 5-night stay in a room, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, Friday Night Gala Dinner, and conference coffee breaks over the dates September 03–08, 2018.
* 5-night package for accompanying person includes 5-night stay in room, 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, and Friday Night Gala Dinner.

Note that the hotel will officially change names from "The Malton" to "Great Southern" on January 01, 2018”

Booking Deadline: 
All accommodation bookings are required by no later than June 29, 2018.  After this date, accommodation is subject to availability only.


Hotel Payments and Cancellation Policy:
Hotel reservation requires a one-night, non-refundable deposit charged at the time the registration is made. The balance will be paid at checkout. Credit card details and credit card charge authorization will be taken as a guarantee.

Cancellation of a reservations within 7 days prior to Sept 03, 2018 (meeting) is subject to a penalty of full package rate.  This includes no shows and early departures.

All attendees must register for the hotel using the linked form below.

The Great Southern (The Malton) RESERVATION FORM

For questions regarding the RD2018 meeting please contact Christian Grimm

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