Welcome Message

Welcome to the ISER XXIII Biennial Meeting!

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the XXIII Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER).

This is the 1st ISER meeting ever to be held in Ireland and it is our great honour to host this 2018 meeting in Belfast. As the local organizers and the program chairs, we have organised a conference to maximise scientific content and interest around the “traditional” eye research areas whilst also providing opportunities for cross-disciplinary engagement and learning about the latest technologies in our field.  We would like to thanks the Program Committee Members for their hard work. All oral sessions are schedule for 24 min presentation and additional 12 min presentation for young investigators. Four award ceremonies and lectures are scheduled each day in the morning.    

Our venue is the award winning Belfast Waterfront Conference Centre located right in the heart of Belfast city centre and within reach of the main transport networks, top hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions.  In Belfast we consider ourselves lucky to have three airports.  Belfast City Airport, which is right in the heart of the city. Belfast International which is 25 minutes from the city centre and “Belfast South”, which locals affectionately call Dublin International Airport as it is a short 90 minute drive from Belfast City centre.   Belfast’s rich culture, vibrant nightlife, delicious cuisine and world-class attractions are within your reach.   Our landscapes are home to HBO’s blockbuster Game of Thrones, from the spectacular Mountains of Mourne to the legendary UNESCO protected Giant’s Causeway.  Named the ‘Top Place to visit 2018’ by Lonely Planet and the ‘Emerging Capital of Cool’, here in Belfast you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy world class golf, bustling lively Irish pubs & restaurants, breath-taking scenery and the famous Titanic Belfast - World’s Leading Visitor Attraction where you can experience the legend and legacy.

We hope you enjoy the meeting’s scientific program and the rich culture and heritage of Ireland.

Yours sincerely

Prof. Alan Stitt & Prof. Roy Quinlan
Local Organizers