CFP: Animal Models of Retinal Degeneration

Karen Purvis bluezulu at
Fri Feb 2 14:23:20 EST 2001

Program information is now available for the Fifth Annual Vision Research
Conference ‘Animal Models of Retinal Degeneration: new approaches and

The conference will take place April 27-28, 2001 in Fort Lauderdale, USA
prior to the 2001 ARVO Annual Meeting.

Oral presentations will be by invited speakers but non-speaker participants
may present their data in poster sessions. Abstracts for posters should be
submitted no later than February 16, 2001.

The conference will attempt to summarize underlying genetic defects and
illustrate the usefulness of animal models in understanding mechanisms that
lead to retinopathy. Session topics will include: Transgenic rodent models;
Knockout rodent models; Novel approaches for analysis of animal models;
Retinal transplantation in animal models; Invertebrate animal models;
Naturally occurring vertebrate models; Retinal degeneration in zebrafish;
Rescue by somatic gene therapy.

For full details of the conference including the oral program, registration
information and guidelines on how to submit an abstract please visit the
conference website at or contact
sm.wilkinson at for a copy of the program and registration

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