Retina International Youth Programme in Iceland Announced

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Retina World Congress Youth Programme Announced

The preliminary programme for the Retina Youth Conference, which will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland in June 2022 has been announced.

You can access the programme on the Retina International World Congress website, or see below:

Venue: Blindrafélagið, Icelandic Association of the Visually Impaired,  Hamrahlíð 17, 105 Reykjavík.

Tuesday, June 7th

  1. Arrive
  2. Evening Social Event

Wednesday, June 8th – Theme: Hope for now

9:00 AM Yoga

10:00 AM RI Youth Council: Purpose, Objectives, Vision

11:00 AM Genetic testing and counselling

  1. Expert Presentation
  2. Youth Panel

12:00 PM Careers

  1. Expert Presentation
  2. Youth Panel

13:00 PM Lunch

14:00 PM Discussion and Strategic Planning

16:00 PM Amazing Race

19:00 PM Dinner

Thursday, June 9th – Theme: Hope for the future

9:00 AM Emerging Therapies for Inherited Retinal Degenerations

9:30 AM Future in Focus: The Challenge to Securing Access to and Reimbursement of Therapies for IRDs

10:00 AM The RI Education Hub: Training the Patient Advocates of Tomorrow

10:30 AM Workshop: Understanding the Journey of Therapies from Bench to Bedside

12:00 PM Networking Lunch with RI Delegates

13:30 PM Join RI Continuous Education Programme

17:30 PM RIWC Opening Ceremony

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