International conference brings together world leaders in eye cancer

The world’s leading ocular oncology scientists and clinicians are meeting this summer to discuss the latest research and treatment developments in eye cancer. The Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference (OOO) will be held by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARV0) in partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation, July 18 – 21 at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal.

The conference will feature international experts from ophthalmic and cancer centers from around the world, including the Americas, Asia and Europe. Both basic and clinical science presentations will provide participants with a deepened understanding and knowledge of new research in treating and diagnosing malignant eye tumors, such as retinoblastoma and uveal malignant melanoma.

Featured speakers include opening keynote presenter, Bettina Ryll, MD, PhD, who founded the Melanoma Patient Network Europe after losing her husband to melanoma. The closing keynote address will be presented by Richard D. Carvajal, MD, the director of experimental therapeutics and director of the melanoma service at Columbia University Medical Center.

Presentation highlights include:

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