The next European Aniridia Conference will be held online and perhaps in London too, 30 July to 1 August 2021. Make a note in your calendar now and pass this invitation on to anyone who might be interested

The event is aimed at professionals, patients and parents. As in the past, it will share scientific knowledge to prevent sight loss and deal with aniridia’s effects. It brings together patients and the world’s top experts to upskill the clinical, research and aniridic communities. It will also focus on the lives of people affected by aniridia.

The event was postponed in summer 2020. We are now arranging to run it primarily as a virtual conference with the same speakers. There may still be an associated physical element, perhaps at Moorfields Eye Hospital, depending on the pandemic situation. The new agenda will be just as, if not more exciting than the original! Although the valuable face to face interaction may not be possible, compared with previous conferences, we hope the internet will help to have more:

  • sessions
  • speakers
  • attendees
  • translations

Get more information at the 5th European Aniridia Conference website.

Call for ideas
As is common at events like this, people can display a poster about their work relating to aniridia. If not physically this time, then electronically. We may have space for you to give a short ‘lightning’ talk too. There may also be space for longer workshops, talks or informal discussions. We might be able to have another stream of sessions in addition to the current planned agenda. What would you like to contribute?

We especially want people from small and eastern European countries to take part in the conference, to build supportive networks.
Scientists at the start of their careers are also particularly encouraged to get involved to increase research collaboration and understanding about aniridia.
If either of these sound like you, we really want to hear from you about how to make it a success for you and your peers.

For scientific content, to request a poster or possibly even a talk fill in the Call For Papers form.
For other session ideas write to

Pass this invitation on to anyone who might be interested. Please register your interest to get news as it becomes available.

James Buller and Dave McKay

Aniridia Network / 5th European Aniridia Conference