“Creation of Aniridia network of specialists strengthening of pathology expert base “

Hotel Saratoga 
Paseo de Mallorca, 6. Palma de Mallorca 
Tfno.: 0034 971 727242


Friday, 2 de may 

Morning : Scientific meeting – National and European professionals only –

8.30 – 9.00 h – Receipt of documentation

9.00 – 9.15 h – Opening session, welcome message and objectives of the workshop. Spanish Aniridia Association.

9.15 – 10.00 h – Spanish Protocol on the management and care of Aniridia patients. Evaluate developing a European protocol on Aniridia. 

  • Dr. Álvarez de Toledo. Opthalmology Center Barraquer. Barcelona – España 
  • Dr. Pérez Santonja. Opthalmology Institute Vissum Alicante. – España

10.00 – 11.30h – Current situation in the diagnosis and care of Aniridia patients. Studies and projects in each country.

  • Dr. Calvas : Service de génétique medicale. Hospital Purpan. Toulouse. France 
  • Dr. Grolla: School for Medicine Human Genetics. Salisbury. United Kingdom 
  • Dra. Edén: University Hospital. Lund. Sweden 
  • Dr. Dufier: Centre de Référence des maladies rares en ophtalmolgie. Paris. France 
  • Dra. Papadolus: Moorfields Eye Hospital. United Kingdon 
  • Dr. Rama: San Raffaele Hospital. Milan, Italia 
  • Dra. Tornquist: University Hospital. Lund. Sweden Dra. 
  • D’Elia: Istituto di Genetica. University hospital. Udine. Italy 
  • Dra. Vigano: San Raffaele Hospital. Milan, Italia

11.30 – 12.00h – Coffee break / Press conference. 
Spanish Aniridia Association

12.00- 12.45h – Development of a European Research Proyect on Aniridia to submit to the European Commission. Steps forward. 

12.45 – 13.30 h – Centres/Units of Reference for patients with Aniridia in each countries.

13.30 – 16.00 h – Group lunch


– Open session –

16.00 – 16.15h – Round Table. Spanish Professionals
Presentation and Agreement on the “Protocol to be used with Aniridia patients“.
Dr. Alvarez de Toledo, Dr Pérez Santonja . Explanation of checks to be done the next day.

16.15 – 16.45h –Round table. European professionals
Brief explanation of the initiatives in each European country. 
One representative per country.

16.45 – 17.15 h – Q & A session

17.15 – 17.45h – Roundtable. Comprehensive Rehabilitation through daily 
activities ( AVD)
Integral rehabilitation programmes for blind or visually handicapped patients. Dña Concepción Blocona. 
ONCE Technical Rehabilitation Specialist.

“How to improve Aniridia patient´s quality of life”. 
D. Ángel Barañano Optical Opthometrist and specialist in Low 

17.45 – 18.15h – Q & A

18.15 – 1845h – Patient associations: promoting research.
Aniridia associations in different countries.

  • Spain: 
    Rosa Sánchez de Vega 
    Yolanda Asenjo 
  • France
    Gaelle J.
    Gaelle Lancelin
    Ines de Leudeville
  • Italy 
    Barbara Poli
    Corrado Teofili
  • Norway 
    Hansen Hilde
    Arvid Melo

18.45 – 19.00h – Q & A




09.00 hrs

Opthalmologic checks and simple taking by Spanish opthalmologists of the Protocol Book 
Hospital Instituto Balear Oftalmológico (IBO), C/ Camino de la Vileta, Palma de Mallorca.