ANA to Host Biennial Scientific Symposium Dedicated to PAX6 and Aniridia

2023 Aniridia North America Symposium
PAX6, Aniridia, and Beyond
September 29-October 1
University of Virginia
Thank you to the generous sponsors who made this meeting possible
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Charlottesville, VA  – Aniridia North America (ANA) announces its biennial scientific event to strengthen and expand research focused on aniridia and related problems. The 2023 Aniridia North America Symposium: PAX6, Aniridia, and Beyond will bring together top researchers from around the world for the presentation and discussion of innovative and often unpublished research at the forefront of understanding PAX6, aniridia and related conditions. 

The conference is for scientists by scientists and offers a free environment for leading researchers to network and make connections in emerging science. This meeting, like previous ones in 2019 and 2021, will provide a forum for the scientific community to present current aniridia research findings and facilitate collaboration on future studies. Sessions will focus on aniridia-related issues including glaucoma, corneal health, and genetics.  

“This meeting has proven to help scientists connect the dots in their respective fields to strengthen our understanding of eye formation, health and disease.  We’ve been able to uncover findings sooner by working together,” said Robert  Grainger, PhD, ANA Chairperson, Meetings Committee. “I have no doubt this meeting will provide another unique opportunity for the scientific community to more quickly develop solutions for problems related to aniridia.” 

The leaders of patient advocacy organizations will attend the meeting to represent the needs of people with aniridia. After the meeting, these leaders will share patient-friendly summaries of meeting presentations.  

“These scientific meetings give the aniridia community so much hope,”  said Susan Wolfe, Vision for Tomorrow (VFT) and ANA Board member. “VFT has been able to uncover new studies to fund and see the benefit of researchers from across the globe collaborating ” 

The 2023 Aniridia North America Symposium: PAX6, Aniridia, and Beyond and ongoing research education is part of the vision of ANA. It will be held September 29 – October 1 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 

Please consider a donation to ANA to help fund this important scientific session. Current sponsors for the 2023 meeting include the University of Virginia, Vision for Tomorrow, the Delta Gamma Service for Sight Grant, International WAGR Syndrome Association, Miranda’s Mission and the University of Georgia.

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