DOG international: Sessions in English

Sharing knowledge and experiences with leading international experts is one of the DOG’s priorities. Our English-language sessions offer the opportunity to share clinical best practices and research perspectives with colleagues from other countries.

The complete English language program as PDF download.

Addis 3 15:00 - 16:15 27.09.2018
Symposien Do19
Stem cells – how close are we to application in ophthalmology? – Symposium der Sektion DOG-Genetik
The use of stem cells for disease modeling and cell therapeutic applications is currently at the height of debate in Experimental Ophthalmology. In this symposium, the speaker will highlight the current state of the art in generating and maintaining stem cells, in generating 3D organoid culture systems, as well as in developing treatment approaches for inherited retinal dystrophies.
Birgit Lorenz (Gießen)
Knut Stieger (Gießen)
Valeria Canto-Soler (Denver)
Tim U. Krohne (Bonn)
Ophthalmology is at the forefront of the development of clinical applications for stem cells, and retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt’s disease represent the targets of the first clinical trials employing pluripotent stem cells in humans. An update on the results of the first concluded clinical trials as well as on design and concept of upcoming trials is given.
Mike Karl (Dresden)
Stefan Liebau (Tübingen)
3-dimensional retinal organoids derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells represent a unique human in vitro platform to study human retinal diseases. Moreover, this system my be used for pharmacological studies, e.g. for drug testing and toxicity sreening.