Foundation News

Feb 3, 2020

7th Annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit focused on funding cutting-edge retinal disease research, and the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University will co-host the seventh annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, May 1st, 2020.

Representatives from biotech and pharma industries come together with physicians and scientists to discuss rapidly emerging ocular gene and cell therapies and strategize how to move the most advanced retinal disease therapy options forward.

The summit features presentations by leading retinal disease experts on potential gene and stem-cell therapies and how best to deliver them to patients. In this intimate, congenial setting, summit attendees discuss progress being made in the field and how to use initial successes to move toward larger scale trials. Seating is limited to 350 attendees.

Register

Following the Innovation Summit, join us for a fun reception to network with colleagues, meet new people, and share ideas. Reception immediately following at:

LORD BALTIMORE HOTEL, 20 WEST BALTIMORE STREET, CALVERT BALLROOM

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – DUE MARCH 6.

Abstracts are being solicited for 10 minute presentations on new research or developing information on topics relevant to inherited retinal disease treatments in cell or gene therapy. Abstracts addressing challenges in the translation of therapeutics and clinical trials are especially encouraged. Abstracts should be formatted in Microsoft Word using Arial 11-point typeface, maximum of 3,000 characters.  Click here to upload completed abstracts. For more information contact Leilla Kenney at LKenney@FightingBlindness.org.

For sponsorship opportunities
Contact Michele Crosby at Partnerships@FightingBlindness.org


For information about the Innovation Summit
Contact Michele DiVincenzo at MDivincenzo@FightingBlindness.org