The Fourth Symposium & Short Course on Medical and Laboratory Applications of Genetics and Genomics (Special Section for inherited Eye Diseases)
Publish Date: 2013-07-11



On behalf of the meeting steering committee, it is our great honor to invite you to attend the “The Fourth Symposium & Short Course on Medical and Laboratory Applications of Genetics and Genomics (Special Section for inherited Eye Diseases)” organized by BGI and Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, to be held from August 17th-20th 2012, in Shenzhen China. Confirmed keynote speakers include Stephen Rose from the Foundation Fighting Blindness, David Wilson, Anne Chun-Hui Tsai, and Mark Pennesi from the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University.  They will bring the basic knowledge and cutting-edge research of genetic and genomic medicine to practicing ophthalmologists, investigators and other health care professionals, particularly on medical and laboratory applications of genomics on inherited eye diseases.

We are confident that, with your active participation, the symposium will be a scientifically rewarding and enjoyable experience.


About Casey Eye Institute


The Casey Eye Institute (CEI) is a large Ophthalmology Department associated with the Oregon Health and Science University. The Institute is named after James and George Casey, the founders of the United Postal Service (UPS), and the Casey family continues to be supporters of the Institute.  CEI is known internationally for its Research, Education and Clinical programs in Vision in Ophthalmology. Currently, CEI ranks 2nd among Ophthalmology departments in the U.S. for grant support from the National Institutes of Health.  Notable programs at CEI include the program in Genetic Eye Disease. Casey performed the world’s first gene therapy treatments in Stargardts Disease and Usher Syndrome 1B. Casey currently has gene therapy trials proceeding in Stargardts, Ushers, and Lebers Congenital Amaurosis, and will soon begin gene therapy trials in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The Casey Eye Institute is the home of the Oregon Retinal Degeneration Center, a large center supported by Foundation Fighting Blindness. Casey has developed programs for training physicians from around the world, and has had fellows from China, Australia, Thailand, Korea, Germany, Brazil, Austria, England, Panama, Paraguay, Ecuador, and Guatemala.


About BGI


As the host institution providing conference support and organizational expertise, BGI with a structure that integrates research innovation, platform development, and industrial application, aims to expand collaborative research endeavors and provide scientific support for scientists all over the world. The BGI conference team will do their best to ensure your stay in Shenzhen is comfortable and memorable, and will provide detailed schedule and scientific presentation information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at meeting-manager@service.genomics.cn or by telephone at+86-0755-82638556. For more information about BGI please visit http://en.genomics.cn.


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