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.

Venue: The University Residential Center of Bertinoro

Fees: The Registration fee for the course (€750,00) includes tuition, course material, all meals, coffee breaks, social dinner and transportation from Bologna airport/city Centre to the course venue and back.  Shuttle buses will be scheduled on September 24th at 2.00/2.30pm approx and 5.00/5.30pm  pm approx. On September 28th the shuttle bus will leave from Bertinoro to Bologna airport/city centre at 9.00 am (estimated arrival time to Bologna 10.30am approx.).

Accommodation: You’ll be lodged at the Course Venue (or hotels nearby the course venue if necessary).
The rate for a single room occupancy in bed and breakfast is €45,00/night.
The rate for a double room occupancy in bed and breakfast is € 35,00/night/person. If you’d like to be lodge in double room please specify in the field note of the on line form your roommate.
In order to arrange your accommodation please take note that the course starts on September 25 at 8.30 and ends on September 27th at 7.00pm.

A limited number of fellowships covering both registration and accommodation (in double room to be shared with another participant) fees will be sponsored by ESHG. Following the guidelines established by ESHG, students from economically less favoured countries are strongly encouraged to apply for ESHG fellowship: see list here
However, fellowships are not limited to these countries.

Applicants for fellowship should submit their request together with CV, motivation letter and a reference letter to Closing date for fellowship applications: August 8th, 2022. A communication of acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be sent by mail within August 20th. Applicants who will not receive the fellowship can enroll in the course after August 20.

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