Target Audience:
The Eye Genetics Course is a 3-day long postgraduate level course aimed at both clinicians and researchers seeking an up-to-date introduction to, as well as an overview of ophthalmic genetics today. The course will cater for an audience including ophthalmologists, clinical and molecular geneticists, and genetic counselors. Topics covered include genetics of inherited retinal diseases, age-related macular degeneration, myopia, glaucoma, corneal disease, optic neuropathies, ocular developmental disease, and gene therapy. The faculty combines experts from all fields of ophthalmic genetics known for their didactic skills. Participants are encouraged to present a clinical or genetic case of eye disease and will be coached before presenting. Prizes will be awarded for three best presentations.

The Registration fee for the course (€ 610,00) includes tuition, course material, meals, coffee breaks, social dinner and transportation from Bologna airport to the course venue on Sept. 23rd and back on September 27th.
Shuttle bus timetable (to be confirmed later): Sept. 23 at 5.30/6.00 pm – Sept. 27th at 8.00/8.30 am.


You’ll be lodged at the Course Venue (or hotels nearby the course venue if necessary). The rate for a double room occupancy (to be shared with another participant) is €35,00/night and includes bed and breakfast.
In case of single room request, please contact

A limited number of fellowships covering both registration fees and accommodationwill be offered by the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG). Following the guidelines established by ESHG, students from economically less favoured countries are strongly encouraged to apply for ESHG fellowships: see list here
However fellowships are not limited to these countries. Applicants for fellowships should submit their request together with CV and a reference letter to .

Closing date for fellowship applications: July 12th, 2017. A communication of acceptance (or non acceptance) will be sent by mail within July 21st

Applicants without fellowships can register clicking the bottom “book on line” below. Closing date for registration will be when all places are taken.