The program format will follow the organization used in previous meetings. Platform sessions will be organized around specific topics. Talks will be selected from abstracts submitted by participants. We anticipate that the themes will include "Molecular and genetic mechanisms in photoreceptor degeneration," "Age-related macular degeneration," "New diagnostic techniques for retinal degenerations," "Neuroprotection in the prevention of retinal degeneration," "Gene therapy and the correction of gene defects," as well as other emerging topics that may develop over the next few months. Platform presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes each, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Those individuals not selected for a platform presentation are invited to present their research in well attended poster sessions, and two sessions each day will be set aside for poster viewing.
Three special lectures will be given by Dr. Elise Héon, Dr. Gregory Hageman, and Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati.
Scientists will be notified of presentation format by May 15, 2010.
Poster size is a maximum of 48" x 48".
We will also publish a proceedings volume, and all attendees are invited to contribute a chapter.