International Symposium on Usher Syndrome

USH 2018 – July 19-21, 2018 in Mainz, Germany

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International Symposium on Usher Syndrome
USH 2018 – July 19-21, 2018 in Mainz, Germany

Usher syndrome is the most common form of hereditary deaf-blindness. A broad alliance of institutions presents the 4th International Scientific Symposium on Usher Syndrome and the International Patient Symposium (10th Annual USH Connections Conference) at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.

The International Symposium on Usher Syndrome will convene at the Atrium Hotel Conference Centre, Mainz on July 19-20, 2018, bringing together the world’s leading experts from different fields of research (diagnostics, genetics, therapy, structural, molecular and cell biology) to present the latest developments in Usher syndrome. The 2-day research symposium will enable the exchange of ideas and knowledge among scientists, clinicians and geneticists in order to facilitate novel research and insights in therapeutic strategies for Usher syndrome.

Confirmed speakers for the scientific meeting

Anne‐Françoise Roux (Montpellier), Isabelle Audo (Paris), Aziz El Amraoui (Paris), Matthew J Tyska (Nashville), Jun Yang (Salt Lake City), Mingjie Zhang (Hong Kong), Bechara Kachar (Bethesda), Alberto Auricchio (Naples), Kerstin Nagel-Wolfrum (Mainz), Erwin van Wijk (Nijmegen), Yoshikazu Imanishi (Cleveland), Mike Cheetham (London), Christine Petit (Paris)

Contributed 15 minute talks and poster session (Poster awards - see Call for Papers)

The International Patient Symposium (USH Connections Conference) will convene on July 21, 2018, bringing together professionals with those affected by Usher syndrome around the world. Experts will provide summaries of the scientific symposium in layman’s terms and highlight the progress in therapeutic options. Psychological aspects and healthcare issues will be discussed from a patient’s point of view.

Confirmed speakers for the patient symposium (30 minutes talks)

Margaret Kenna (Boston), Uwe Wolfrum (Mainz), Gwenaelle Géléoc (Boston), Isabelle Audo (Paris),Thomas Lenarz (Hanover), Eberhart Zrenner Tuebingen), Julia Moser (Vienna), Kimberly J Smith (Guildford), Claes Möller (Örebro)

Podium discussion: patients, scientists & clinicians

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