Bertinoro (Italy), September 22-24

32nd Course jointly organized by ESGM, ESHG AND CEUB

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

Fee: The Registration fee for the course (€650,00) includes tuition, course material, all meals, coffee breaks, social dinner and transportation from Bologna airport/Autostazione to the course venue and back.  Shuttle buses will be scheduled on September 21 at 3.00/3.30 pm and 5.00/5.30 pm approx. On September 25 the shuttle bus will leave from Bertinoro to Bologna airport/Autostazione at 8.30 approx (estimated arrival time to Bologna 9.30 am).

Accommodation: 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) in bed and breakfast  is €35,00 per night per person. Single rooms will be assigned only if available. For info please contact . In order to arrange your accommodation please take note that the course start on September 22 at 9.00 am and ends on September 24 at 6.00 pm.

A limited number of fellowships covering both registration and accommodation 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: June 25. A communication of acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be sent by mail within July 5. Applicants who will not receive the fellowship can enroll in the course after July 5.    

Preliminary program