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Retinal Medicine Clinical Research Awards

Award established to encourage independent clinical research in the field of retinal medicine across Europe

Colin Kerr

Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019

Frank Holz (left) and Sebastian Wolf present Camiel Boon (centre) with a certificate for his clinical research award

Education has always been high on the agenda for EURETINA and this year the society has taken a major step by investing heavily in research.

“The introduction of the EURETINA Retinal Medicine Clinical Research Funding Call provides grant opportunities to EURETINA members of up to €300,000,” said Professor Sebastian Wolf, President of EURETINA. “Its goal is to encourage independent clinical research in the field of retinal medicine across Europe, and the high volume of applications received confirms that this is indeed a vital need,” said Prof Wolf.

“Applications were reviewed by an external panel of eminent judges and it is my great pleasure to be able to announce today the recipients of this grant award.”

Applications were reviewed by an external panel of eminent judges and the recipients of the grant awards are Camiel Boon, the Netherlands, for “Juvenile X-Linked Retinoschisis” and Roy Schwartz, UK, for “Reticular Pseudodrusen”.

Applications for the 2020 Call will open in November 2019 at www.euretina.org