EPOS conference in Oxford

On September 1st-2nd, 2017, Albinism Europe ran an information booth at the annual meeting of the European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society in Oxford, UK.

 During the two days of the conference, numerous paediatric ophthalmologists from all over Europe stopped at our booth and spoke with our two representatives: Antoine Gliksohn from Genespoir (France) and Mark Sanderson from the Albinism Fellowship (UK & Ireland). It was a great opportunity to disseminate the most up-to-date information on albinism as well as to inform on the activities of Albinism Europe and the national albinism associations.
The discussions with the medical practitioners and researchers are always full of interesting insights: on diagnosis, on potential future treatments and on improvement of medical care for people with albinism. It’s also a way for Albinism Europe to reach, through their ophthalmologists, patients with albinism in countries where there are not currently any patients’ association for albinism. Indeed, one of the core objectives of Albinism Europe is to promote the creation of new associations in Europe and to provide support to those patients that are still very isolated in their own country.
After Zurich in 2016, it was the second time that Albinism Europe has been represented in an EPOS meeting. And once again, the information booth was shared with Aniridia Europe, the European federation of aniridia associations.
On the photo (left to right): Mark Sanderson, Antoine Gliksohn, Katie Atkinson (Aniridia Europe), James Buller (Aniridia Europe)