These are the organisations and people behind the 5th European Aniridia Conference.

Hosts – Aniridia Network

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We are the only UK charity for people interested in aniridia: those who have it plus their families, doctors, educators and other support providers. 

We work to make people hopeful, confident, supported and well-informed about aniridia.

Since 2000 we have been dedicated to:

  • improving knowledge about aniridia 
  • building a supportive community of patients, relatives and professionals 
  • promoting research into the causes, effects, treatment and management of aniridia and related conditions.

Read more about Aniridia Network.

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Aniridia Europe

The federation of European aniridia associations and representatives, exists to:

Aniridia Europe
  • collaborate in spreading proper and correct information on aniridia and the best available treatments
  • support and inspire research by creating scientific interest on aniridia and associated illnesses
  • connecting professionals both at local and international levels
  • promote the development of national and international guidelines on aniridia
  • encourage people affected by aniridia to create associations in other countries.

Country represenatives and the Board of Directors will hold their biennial assemblies at the EAC.

Read more about Aniridia Europe

Moorfields Eye Hospital

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Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. Its reputation has developed over two centuries, for providing the highest quality of ophthalmic care. The 2,300 staff are committed to sustaining and building on our pioneering legacy and ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of developments in ophthalmology.

Their main focus is giving modern clincial care for both common and rare conditions. The volume and variety means that they have a unique range of skills and knowledge. Through training they pass this on to create tomorrow’s eye experts

It is also an international centre, leading one of the strongest and most extensive, productive and impactful ophthalmic research programmes in the world.

Read more about Moorfields

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UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

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The IoO conducts cutting-edge science and attracts researchers of the highest international calibre. Its research is divided into three key themes.

  • Development, ageing and disease
  • Rescue, repair and regeneration
  • Visual function and integrative epidemiology

Read more about the Institute of Ophthalmology

Scientific committee

  • Prof Veronica Van Heyningen CBE (Chair)
  • Prof. Julie Daniels
  • Dr Mariya Moosajee
  • Mr Sajjad Ahmed
  • Dr Nikki Hall
  • Mrs Melanie Hingorani
  • Dr Dulce De Lima Cunha 

Organising team

  • Dave McKay
  • James Buller


  • Glen Turner